The Inspiration for Karin & Jeff's Bathroom Renovation

The Inspiration for Karin & Jeff's Bathroom Renovation

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Tess Wilson
Jul 2, 2015
The mix of finishes and overall aesthetic is perfect (although our reno will be much smaller in scale and budget!).
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Name: Karin and Jeff
Type of Project: Main Bathroom Remodel
Type of Home: Single-family home built in 1967
Square Footage: 1,800
Years Lived In: 2.5

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Since three of these inspiration photos are basically my dream bathrooms, I cannot wait to see how this renovation turns out! Karin and Jeff, when you're done at your house, can you come do mine?

From Karin and Jeff:

We lean toward clean, minimalist, bright spaces with Scandinavian inspiration. To Karin, especially, rooms that are uncluttered are calming, but practicality is still a concern (mainly having enough storage). The bathroom is relatively small for a full bath and receives no natural light, so keeping things as clean, bright, and spacious as possible is important.
Soothing white and gray.
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We are designing the project ourselves. All the fixtures are remaining in the same place, so we don't have to worry about layout (aside from shifting the closet door). Since we have already renovated our kitchen and a bathroom and a half, we already have a palette of colors/materials in place we'd like to build upon.
Floating wood vanity with gray floors and white tile.
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We're going to use a mix of whites, grays, and wood to create a calm, neutral space. Some may think it's boring, but for a small space especially, we like the look.
Perfect tile - love this look for the tub surround.
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We have selected large 12"x24" concrete gray tiles for the floor and would like to do a stacked elongated subway tile for the tub surround. We are leaning toward a white stained oak vanity to add some color and depth to the space (so it's not too sterile).
Another mix of gray, white, and wood. Like our house, there is also a hallway with oak outside the door.
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With our house being in foreclosure when we bought it and not well maintained, we have found a lot of surprises (including very costly ones) in our previous projects... wish us luck! I am predicting we may need to replace the subfloor, but hoping that's not the case.

Check out the full series (so far) and be sure to join us tomorrow as Karin and Jeff discuss the budget for their renovation.

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