The best renovations in my mind, are those are done for the joy of updating - you can take your time picking finishes, gather information, talk ideas. The flip side are the renovations that happen due to necessity - like appliances dying, leaks, a wall falling apart. If you read our blog, you may have followed as we've renovated our house, thankfully, out of the pure joy of renovation, but we're now we're being faced with two rooms that sadly are on the brink of becoming ticking time bombs ... and, they happen to be two of the most expensive rooms to renovate. Our kitchen and our master bathroom.
Thankfully we're not at the stage yet where we need to renovate, but it's close enough to that time that it's best to start talking ideas. I thought I would show you my mood board for our master bathroom.
Our budget is small, as is the actual bathroom. A small bathroom poses some challenges - some things have to be custom, like our vanity. Which means - potentially extra cost. To offset that cost, we'll likely save on the tile, going with a classic white subway tile. (Which I think looks awesome, and, far from budget). Adding in sparkly pieces like these Lucite knobs (#3) will add to the glamour of the room. With a small bathroom we need to maximize storage space, so likely splurging on this gorgeous medicine cabinet from Restoration Hardware will be well worth it. To save money, we're going to act as the contractor - and find the trades to do certain things like drywall - but Aubrey (my husband) will likely tile to save us a great deal of money on that labour. So for the next few months we're going to research and I'll document the process for you!
Classic white subway tile (
photo via Our Suburban Cottage
Restoration Hardware Medicine Cabinet
for the vanity
Vanity (as inspiration) from
Need a new tub badly