Projects & Improvements

Before and After: This DIY-ed Bathroom Is Now a Completely Different Beast

published Jul 29, 2018
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(Image credit: Bright Green Door)

This massive bathroom was 14 feet long and ready for an update, so one intrepid homeowner DIY-ed literally every inch of it. The room is now a bit smaller but far, far more fabulous.

(Image credit: Bright Green Door)

Jess of Bright Green Door, who’s behind this renovation, can explain what’s going on with this hall bathroom:

It was 14 feet long, with a door into the hallway, and another door into the kitchen. Although the natural light and window was awesome, it was wasted space since our master bathroom didn’t have a shower and we could steal this space for a shower. So we closed off the doorway, framed in a wall, and cut this bathroom in half!

(If you’re still confused about the new layout, this post has some helpful process shots.)

The new board and batten walls are so graceful and add so much character to what was a fairly standard bathroom, and the paint color—Nautica’s Ice Water—is lovely. The floor tile is absolutely fascinating; it’s a “Carrara Tartan Marble Mosaic” from Floor & Decor. It’s perhaps the first tartan or plaid-adjacent tile I’ve seen—and a marble tartan at that!

(Image credit: Bright Green Door)

I’ve considered adding a thin ledge under the mirror, but for now I’ll see if the tower is enough storage. For my kids that only use toothbrushes and toothpaste I’m sure it will be fine, but for guests, more space to set things might be nice?

It also might work to add a shelf above the hand towel ring on the right side of the sink. I love the Kohler Brockway Sink’s two-tone look, and it’s perfect with those floors. (We recently saw the same sink in another Before & After). The towels—from Bosphorus on Amazon—are beautiful and coordinate well with the hanging piece above the toilet, and that vertical unit is a smart storage solution for a vanity-free bathroom.

(Image credit: Bright Green Door)

All of the matte black accessories are ultra cool and work so well with the small black squares of the floor tiles—I especially love the black shower curtain bar, which is an unusual look. The subway tile on the shower has some texture to it, setting it apart from the other iterations we’ve seen.

Thank you, Jess and Bright Green Door!