Guest Bath, But Make It Like a Hotel.

Hi Friends,

Last year we took our main level bath and turned it into a laundry room/mud room. But it turns out going upstairs every time you need to use the bathroom isn’t a trend that’s catching on anytime soon. Good thing we had a MASSIVE bedroom across the hall that we could steal some space from to make a new one.

The room made this queen bed look like it was toddler sized. We demoed out the two closets out and framed up a new bathroom in the back corner of this room with a new doorway out to the hall by the garage.

Once we had it framed, we added all the things to make this a new, functional bathroom. You ready to see the new space?

Since there is still a bedroom on this level we decided to stick with a three quarter bath (shower, toilet, sink).

Shortly after we moved in to our house, we found these Carrara marble tiles at a discount home store. We had just enough to do this size shower (five feet by 3 feet). Most of the tiles were more of a gray color but a few of them were very white with more pronounced veining. I used the whiter ones to make two “stripes” around the shower – one on top and one on the bottom. I think it just adds a fun detail and makes the variation look intentional.

I went with a contrasting black honed Nero marble for the shower pan and this shampoo niche. This shower column we installed is next level! We love a good hand shower and I knew this Delta shower column with a built in slide bar was going to be perfect for this space. I love the modern square look mixed with the traditional polished nickel finish.

I covered the shower curb in the same honed Carrara as the shower walls. For the bathroom floor, I chose a marble mosaic that also included Carrara so it would tie in.

We went with a frameless glass shower door and matched the polished nickel hardware to the faucets. We also added in a recessed light over the shower. The Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black walls and ceiling add a moody ambience that I love, but it’s nice to be able to see when you need to as well.

Speaking of black, we also went with a black Kohler Tresham toilet. People said I would hate it, and that it would be impossible to keep clean, but I actually love it and cleaning it isn’t bad.

Where do I even start with this wall? I had some more discount marble hanging out at my house, so I decided to use it to create this statement wall behind the vanity. The tile was polished so I first honed each individual tile. (Kind of crazy looking back on it.) Once that was done, I came up with a game plan to hang them, while adding a recessed mirror in the middle. I trim the inside edges around the mirror with a polished nickel Schluter edge and that took it to the next level.

The vanity was also a labor of love. I used the solid oak doors that were in this part of the house previously, and cut them down to make this two piece vanity. I stained it with Varathane Dark Walnut stain and finished it off with some polished nickel drawer pulls. We had a quartz remnant fabricated and installed on top.

I’m not going to lie, making my own furniture piece caused a few hiccups, but it was totally worth it right? Two drawers and a ledge are plenty of storage for this guest space and in case you’re curious, the holes in the toe kick are for the vent underneath to push cold and warm air.

You all know I’m a bit crazy when it comes to faucets and this is no exception. This Brizo Frank Lloyd Wright faucet is my favorite thing in this space. The split teak/polished nickel finish, the water that cascades out the side like a waterfall, it’s just all SO good.

The sconces flanking the mirror were a discontinued item, so I got them at a steal! They’re the Wooster sconces by Hudson Valley in polished nickel. The fluted glass panels are so pretty and they add so much to this space.

I carried the same crown moulding from our laundry room into the bathroom, but black! It just adds a little extra detail up top.

I matched the towel bar to the faucet collection to keep it consistent. I also tried to hide the outlet and switches as much as possible by using black ones that match the wall.

Speaking of hidden, I also spray painted our bath fan cover in a matte black so it would blend into the painted ceiling as well.

The door and trim on this side also got a coat of black paint. I had leftover frames from the hallway so I brought a couple of them in here to tie this space in and add a little color.

I installed picture frame moulding all the way around the room to add dimension to these flat walls and painted them the same as the wall color for a monochrome look.

I’m so happy with how this bathroom came out! Let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading,

One response to “Guest Bath, But Make It Like a Hotel.”

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: