Megan's small powder room is tiny at only 4 by 4.5 feet deep. It's located downstairs right off the kitchen and family room, so the bathroom gets used a lot. Before, the original builder-grade fixtures and the medium gray wall color made everything feel cramped and dated (hello 1990s!), so it was the first project they tackled after moving in.
Because it's the only bathroom on the main level of the house, they wanted it to feel fresh, modern and as open as possible — and flow well with the style of the rest of the house.
They tackled this project after work for a few evenings:
One of the biggest changes is the new pedestal sink. The old one, in addition to being well, old, was shorter than your standard sink. Megan replaced it with a new appropriately-sized pedestal model Together with the statement gold mirror, everything feels much airier than it did before.
There were a few surprises, as Megan found out:
One thing I didn't think about when picking out a pedestal sink was anchoring it and needing extra wall support. That meant tearing out and replacing drywall and baseboards after the old sink was removed. Thankfully, my husband and his father are extremely handy and took care of the whole thing!
I'm still thinking about what kind of art to hang in the bathroom, but I'm super pleased with how it's come together!
Megan's changes also didn't go overboard and she kept the big picture (& budget) in mind. So, while the existing tile isn't their style, it's in fine shape and will get ripped up down the road when they do the rest of the main floor. No rush.
All in all, the entire project — with materials and paint — cost close to $600. For more details and photos, head over to Megan's website.