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Bathroom Bliss

by - Monday, March 09, 2009

Bathroom blight...to bathroom bliss:


There are still some bits and pieces missing, but I thought it was time to reveal the bathroom. HandyMan and I are juggling a lot of balls in the air right now (baby's room, Mama HandyMan's care, demands of our fulltime jobs) so getting those last few bits done may take a while. Or longer :o\ Hope you enjoy what we've done so far.



While we weren't able to expand the size of the room, we've managed to make it look and feel a bit bigger. Its amazing what white tiles and letting the sun shine in can do. Functionally, the room works better too. I can now get in and out of the tub without a stepstool ;) We also have storage in the vanity and have room to add another small storage tower. And the new fixtures are divine...I'm loving the adjustable rainhead/handshower.



Finishing touches are coming soon - the half-frosted door just needs another coat of paint, we have to find some door hardware, and the curtain is being made. I'm just glad we've finally traded the eewy-yucky carpet floor for heated floor tile! Bathroom done :)

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59 comments

  1. It looks fantastic! I love it!

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  2. FABULOUS! I love it -- especially the tile and hardware. Well, I guess I love everything. Great job!

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  3. What a wonderful job! You should be very proud of yourself. The tile is my favorite part.

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  4. WOW what a huge difference, it looks great! Nice and simple with awesome little touches, I love it!

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  5. the floor is just delish.

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  6. I love every detail, really, EVERY detail.

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  7. Fabulous. The floor, the hardware, the tile, the sink! SWOON.

    That is one lucky baby you are baking.

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  8. Looks just great! I do love that floor. (Carpet should be illegal in bathrooms.)

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  9. Wonderful , you deserve some kind of award , the tiling is divine.
    Every detail is scrumptious, enjoy!

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  10. Nuh-uh, I can't believe that's the same space! Lighter, brighter, and stunning. I don't know what I adore more, those amazing floors, the tile work, or the gorgeous faucet!! You guys have serious design/reno skills that put ours to shame. =)

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  11. Carolyn11:13 AM

    What a beautiful bathroom!! Wouldn't change a thing!!

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  12. Exceptional! Now just go take a long hot bath and take it all in!

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  13. Wow,
    Handyman is very talented with the tile work. Don't fret, everything will come together when the time is right.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  14. P.S.

    You are featured on my blog today.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  15. It's beautiful - classic, clean and functional

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  16. I am in awe! It's simply stunning. You both really have the most exquisite taste, and I think your bathroom should be in MAGAZINES.

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  17. Yaaaayyyy!!! Whoo hoo! {Insert loud, thunderous applause.} It is STUNNING. Great job!

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  18. What a great transformation. Bravo!
    The window looks excellent with the tile.

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  19. Glad you all like it :) HandyMan did outdo himself with all his work on the wall tile. So much that he never wants to install another piece of tile again, lol.

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  20. Gorgeous. What a huge difference. I love the monochromatic white look and the beautiful accent that your "carpet" provides. Plus the heated floor has gotta be niiiiice.

    Great work!

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous! You've made some really fresh and modern updates on a classic idea, and I love it.

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  22. So-So-Pretty! You guys did a fantastic job. I think it looks like a 5 star hotel bathroom suite. I would be honored to pidddle paddle with wet feet across that pretty floor.

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  23. what a wonderful job! looks like you left all plumbing in the same place but managed to make it look so open and light. enjoy!
    sue

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  24. Absolutely stunning. Your bathroom is amazing!

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  25. WOW! This looks great! I love all the tile options you picked :) You may have given me a new tile idea for our guest bath. Best of luck with everything. You sound super busy.
    Traci

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  26. Wow looks fantastic! Great job!
    I gave you an award on my blog :)

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  27. I had been meaning to stop by this blog a long time ago and finally did...of course I love it...

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  28. Looks completely blissful! Gorgeous.

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  29. What a beautiful transformation!

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  30. Amazing transformation!!!! Can't wait to see the finishing touches.

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  31. Oh, wow! It's just beautiful. what a great job on all the details. Love that sink and the tilework is just amazing. Love it!

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  32. i've been lurking on your blog for a while now, and i am so in awe of your hard work! this bathroom looks great. you have great style.

    (i also love your kitchen, particularly the backsplash. my husband does, too!)

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  33. Rochelle11:58 PM

    Hi Wanderlust,
    I've been following your blog for a couple months now and love the stuff that you've done to date! I was wondering how the Kelston vanity has been working out for you? Does having the shallow sink create alot of splashing? We're thinking about using it in a bathroom for our two little girls. Thanks

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  34. Anonymous1:39 AM

    Would love to know the name and brand of paint you used on the upper walls? BTW, love your blog!

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  35. Hey there - I stumbled on your blog late last night while googling bathrooms with subway tile. Great blog! Great job on the bathroom. I'm in Toronto as well, we're working with Magda at Tubs, and I wonder if the Hansgrohe air injected shower head has lived up to expectations. That's the one she recommended...and she also used the waterfall analogy. Is it truly?

    Nicole

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  36. Hi honeybunch - sorry for the late response! I'm very happy with the Hansgrohe. The large showerhead is enjoyable and the pressure stays pretty consistent. There are only two settings though, rainfall and another stronger pulsing type. The pulsing one is nice but if you are the type that really likes a strong, forceful massage-like spray, you won't really get that from this showerhead. Good luck with your reno!

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  37. Thanks Wanderluster -- Magda suggested the Hansgrohe "club master" shower head in addition to the slide bar/handheld. Apparently it gives a very macho shower, and it's the showerhead of choice at some 4-star hotels, so I think that's the combo we're going with. Like you we have a small bathroom in our little bungalow. It has to serve two little kids + 2 adults, so we are trying to choose very carefully. Your blog has been incredibly helpful. Thank you for sharing your process and selections.

    Nicole

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  38. Anonymous10:35 PM

    Yes, please share the upper wall paint color/brand. I believe this is my dream color...(but not for my bath....for my kitchen! I have been searching for months!

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  39. Anons - sorry for the late response to your question! I've been looking but I can't find my paint chip - but I *think* its Restoration Hardware's Seafoam (which I had colour-matched at the Home Depot into a Behr paint).

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  40. i can't believe i haven't commented on this yet, bc i've looked at it enough times! just popping in to compliment you profusely on how well detailed and fresh the space looks.

    just great.

    kelly

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  41. Just like 5-star bathrooms are the only about good looks – they also deliver a great spa-like experience.such a creative touch to your bathroom decor.
    Bathroom Renovation Contractor

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  42. I saw your post about your bathroom being shown on some site and people saying it looks awful now compared to before... are they crazy? I like what you have done with your bathroom, I like the vanity sink with storage, i love pedestal sinks, but yours looks more practical, and would probably be what i would pick myself unless this were a half bath... people are weird that's for sure to say this is not pretty, i like it, and since you have the door installed... wow, beautiful! I love love love the door!!!!
    keep up the great work on your home.

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  43. p.s. I'm sure you've answered this before, but where are your vanity and sink from?

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  44. Kelly - here's the details on the bathroom fixtures:
    http://ramblingrenovators.blogspot.com/2008/12/water-works.html

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  45. I simply love this post, this is called difference, very nice and very innovative.

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  46. HI, love your bathroom reno. We're gearing up to do ours up in Ottawa. I wanted to ask a question about heated tile floors. Where did you get them and how hard were they to install?

    I'm having so much fun reading for blog archives :)

    Nataliya

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  47. Nataliya - thanks! Our contractor installed the heating for us. I believed he used the type that is just a flexible wire (other types come on a mesh). I've seen the wire at Home Depot; you just have to buy enough wire for your square footage. It didn't look too difficult to install but then again we didn't install it ourselves.

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  48. Michele Haight3:34 PM

    I love the entire bathroom! The tile is AMAZING, your hubs is very talented. Can I ask what the name of the wall color is and what brand? I am looking for a color just like it! Thanks so much :)

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  49. That bathroom is gorgeous. I especially like the basket weave tile. I'm bookmarking for when I get ready to demo our master bathroom! (Hopefully sooner rather than later.)

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  50. Michelle10:57 AM

    Hi - I stumbled upon your blog and love what you've done with your house! I was wondering where did you find the chair rail tile used in your bathroom? I'm trying to find something similar but am having a hard time.

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  51. I absolutely love your bathroom floor.

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  52. Sherry2:28 PM

    I love your bathroom. My bathroom is gutted and we are reframing as I write this. I am in Portland Oregon and have been trying to find stock marble jams. Where did you get the marble jams on your tub? What are their dimensions?

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  53. Absolutely love everything you've done! I have wanted to do a bathroom door like yours; shown on the Nate show. Could you please tell be where to find this?

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  54. stbowles - We bought the door at our local lumberyard and I got the decal from http://www.etsy.com/shop/Elephannie

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  55. ramblingrenovators1:00 PM

    We used a contractor for the demolition so he removed the rad for us. I'm not sure but I think after removal you need to either cap off the water lines and/or close off the loop. A plumber may be able to help you if you don't know how to do it yourself.

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  56. Ldmart381:00 PM

    Did you remove the water rad yourself? If not who did you use? I want to remove the one in our bathroom and do the heated floors too when we redo ours. I am in toronto.

    Thanks!

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