Before & After: Carpeted Bathroom Earns its Stripes

Before & After: Carpeted Bathroom Earns its Stripes

Tara Bellucci
Apr 4, 2015
(Image credit: Ashley)

In Ashley's family farmhouse, only main floor bathroom (and only shower) hadn't been touched in decades—and was carpeted. She decided to make it more welcoming, without spending a ton of money.

(Image credit: Ashley)

From Ashley:

We've recently moved to my husband's family farm and into the house that he grew up in. The house is a turn-of-the century farm house, but has had an addition added to it in the late 80s/early 90s. This bathroom is part of that addition, complete with berber carpet. We have a lot of plans for restoring and also updating this house. While we cannot afford a huge overhaul right now, we are focusing on cost-effective projects and working on one room at a time.

This bathroom houses our only shower, and is also the only bathroom on the main floor, so it gets used constantly by us and guests. It was one of our first projects we wanted to tackle after moving in. This makeover was relatively cheap, less than $300, not including the tile. The most expensive change was the tile floor which we replaced all over the newer addition. (That includes the kitchen, laundry room, entry way, and bathroom.) We also replaced the vanity, light and gave the space a new paint job. The room is long and narrow so we added an accent wall to add a little interest.

We still have more plans for this bathroom, but we are really enjoying the changes we've made so far. In our next phase of renovations, we would like to re-do the shower. It takes a lot of patience, but doing these renos in phases gives us time to save up for what we want and also gives us time to live in the space and really know what we want.

For more details and photos, check out Ashley's blog, The Gold Brick Road.

Thank you Ashley!

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