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bathroom renovation: it's all in the details

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bathroom renovation: it's all in the details

It took just two weeks to transform my bathroom from a tired old space into one that's fresh, clean and so much more modern. Not bad, eh? While most people will tell you that a renovation of any kind can be an enormous headache, complete with missed deadlines and unforeseen problems, mine, I'm lucky to say, moved along smoothly and quickly. The installation team from Home Depot was amazing and the quality of their work is visible even to the most untrained eye. I'm so thrilled with the results and am excited to start using my new bathroom. Here are some more photos: If you've been following along with my story of this bathroom renovation, then you know that the marble for the shower ledge was the only real hold-up I encountered. But once the custom cut marble arrived and was installed, it was the perfect finishing touch. We installed the ledge because the standard size of new tubs is shorter than my original tub. But it's a nice feature and provides storage for accessories, shampoo bottles, etc. The 3-inch by 6-inch subway tile from Home Depot is one of the most inexpensive tile options you can find and I love the clean, modern look. These apothecary accessories (stoneware with silver-plated trim) from Canadian Tire are the perfect match for my bathroom. At $12.99 apiece, they're also the perfect price! Accessories like this mirror ( HomeSense, $23) and painting ( Home Outfitters, $39.99 were inexpensive finds. I opted for a glass vessel sink from Home Depot ($69). The paint colour (Elusive Blue, Olympic Paints) adds a soft, restful and feminine touch to the space. I chose a simple white shower curtain with grosgrain ribbon detailing from the Gluckstein Home collection ( Home Outfitters, $39.99) and the small medicine cabinet ( Home Depot, $89) provides hidden and much-needed storage in my small bathroom. Instead of boring old shower curtain rings, I chose brushed stainless steel rings ( Home Outfitters, $22.99) that look like oversized buttons. It's a small detail that adds some visual interest to the shower curtain. I also opted for a curved shower curtain rod that makes my tub feel three times larger than it is. It's nice not to have my shower curtain pawing at me when I'm taking a shower and I highly recommend trying one in your bathroom! Click here to check out the before pictures. What do you think of the transformation?
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bathroom renovation: it's all in the details