This Bath Went from Boring Beige to Pretty in Pink in Just Two Weeks
By JENN LINDEMAN All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman
For Jenn Lindeman, renovating her 20-year-old mid-century inspired home in Austin’s University Hills neighborhood has been a long time coming.
“I want to make sure that the whole house fits together,”
she says, which can be a challenge when work is done piecemeal.
She’s lived there for six years, and as her budget has allowed, she’s begun overhauling with one major thing in mind—cohesiveness. All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman
Once outfitted with boring white tile, a basic sink, and a builder’s grade vanity, there was nothing really wrong with her bathroom—it just didn’t feel like her. So she set out to give it a dose of personality and color. All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman
While on Instagram, she found the splurge-worthy sss x strands collection by designer Sarah Sherman Samuel for Concrete Collaborative, and it became the jumping off point of the whole bath. All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman
Jenn says of the Bauhaus-inspired tile’s endless configuration options. All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman
“My favorite part is how you can make your own layout with all the shapes to create circles, arrows, or even rainbows,”
All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman
Even though it’s super durable once sealed, concrete can chip and develop water stains before it fully cures. Jenn bought a humidifier and continuously wiped down the tiles to make sure they stayed dry and streak-free during that critical install process.
1. She stuck to the basically the same layout as before, so plumbing wouldn’t need to be moved or walls knocked down.
Jenn made four more smart money moves. All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman
2. Instead of putting that luxe, Bauhaus-look tile on every wall in the bathroom, she used it for just the feature wall in her shower. The tile becomes the true focal point of the space, and it’s also a good way to stay under budget.
All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman
3. Jenn purchased an inexpensive IKEA vanity, upgrading it with Semihandmade fronts for a more unique look. There’s no point in commissioning a custom piece if something with store-bought dimensions works.
4. To get the look of terrazzo floors for less, Jenn went with a faux ceramic version instead. All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman All Photos Credited to: Jenn Lindeman
Because she hired out the work, the renovation took just two weeks’ time. Now, she’s able to enjoy her brand new bath and is looking forward to the next big room makeover on her reno hit list.
The best part?