Just when I thought bathrooms couldn’t get any smaller, we bought a house with this “master” bathroom:
(Sorry for the blurry text–I need to find a better way to do this!) So you start to get the idea–the door opens into the shower door, the sink is about the size of an airplane bathroom sink, and the toilet is so close to the wall that it is pretty much claustrophobic. We haven’t used the bathroom much yet, in part because in addition to being tiny, it is extremely cold! We’re thinking it is has something to do with the fan that vents to outside, but let’s just say in the middle of a Chicago winter the bathroom is barely warmer than outside so…we are using the hall bathroom much more right now!
Like many things in our new house, we don’t have enough money to do a total gut job reno, which is of course what we’d love to do with this bathroom. I mean, let’s face it: paint isn’t making this space any bigger! But since it just isn’t in the cards right now, I’m going to do what I can to make is usable for the time being because what’s the point of finally having a home with two bathrooms if you never use one of them??
In an effort to get myself excited about the mini (okay, super mini) bathroom makeover, I put together a mood board. Hooray!
And it really does help to have something to inspire confidence that the room could eventually at least look okay. Obviously, in addition to the space being tiny and poorly laid out, it is also extremely dated. Certainly not as bad as some, but the floral wallpaper, of course, has got to go! No surprise here, but DH and I have already pulled away a bit to see what’s underneath:
We’re pretty sure it is just drywall (thankfully not more plaster!) painted yellow, and so far the wallpaper is coming off pretty easily, which is so nice after what we endured in the bird foil-clad hall bathroom! You can see I already have some paint samples in there so I can see them at different times of day. I’m hoping for a light blue-green with just a hint of gray. I want it to feel a bit brighter but still sophisticated. We’ll see how it goes!
I’ll post more soon as the ideas come together!