With all things bathroom on my mind, I thought I’d share some of my bathroom inspiration. I’m still optimistic that the bathroom will be our first finished project.
Before I get to that, let’s take a look at what we have to work with. Our new house only has one full bathroom, so it has to be practical. That means that the claw foot tub has to go.
(Sigh.) I hate being practical.
But, we need a shower/tub combo. And, I took a shower in a claw foot tub/shower while we were on vacation. It was claustrophobic with all that curtain. And, even if I had enjoyed it, there isn’t vertical space for the circular shower rod because of the roof line (top right of photo).
So, that decision was made. The tub was listed on Craigslist. Hopefully someone buys it soon.
We are planning to keep the layout pretty much the same. It’s just practical. We have lots to do, and the budget can’t swing a full redo of the layout. Plus, it’s probably the best set-up, considering a gigantic radiator takes up so much usable space.
So, I’ve tried to find inspiration from bathroom on the small(er) side. It’s not going to get any bigger, after all.
I have found that I’m overwhelmingly attracted to white bathrooms, with beadboard. I also like sconces instead of an overhead light. (This took some explaining to Ryan, who just didn’t “get it.”)
So, in all fairness, the bathroom below isn’t small. (At least not by my definition.) But, it’s pretty. And, I really like the way they built in storage next to the tub. That may be happening in our bathroom.
Now, what you may have noticed is that nearly every photo is of some version of a pedestal sink. Not practical for us. We need some storage and there truly isn’t any room for it with a pedestal. I don’t like it, but I know it’s true. I’ve thought about it every which way. And, Ryan’s parent’s offered us a lovely vanity, so we’ll be using that.
But, I think there are ways to make the bathroom have a similar feeling to those above. Bright, clean, airy. I plan to keep a lot of what we have in our current bathroom – the Ballard Designs shower curtain, the green wall color and towels and the San Francisco photographs from our honeymoon.
Click the link above to see the sources. I’m thinking that I’ll paint the vanity white, add bead board and subway tile and vintage-looking lights. I like the vintage-looking faucet as well, but I haven’t seen it in person.
What do you think? Any suggestions?