Posts Tagged ‘bathroom remodel’

Bathroom Vanity + Mirror Medleys

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Now that the kitchen remodel is underway, I thought I’d turn my attention to the hall bathroom since we’re trying to finish up the reno by summer. It’s time to remove the plain builder mirror, light fixture, and old sink vanity (which is falling apart) and replace with a free standing vanity and mirror combo.

This is the upstairs hall bathroom which is used by kids and guests; it’s a windowless space so I’m going to keep it light and cheerful in here. That little shelf above the toilet will go, I envision a mirror and vanity on the left, on the right a new toilet with some colorful art above. 

hall bathroom before


I had my heart set on this green Keys vanity but after I measured I realized it’s too big for my space, I’ll have to find something no wider than 32", perhaps the smaller Savoy in gray or aqua, or another that I paint a fresh fun hue. My research turned up so many other attractive free standing vanities and stylish mirrors so I created a few combinations for powder rooms and small bathrooms to inspire.

Imagine them with a wall treatment behind like board and batten or a fab wallpaper, and as we all know, if you like the shape but not the color of the vanity, you can always paint it and swap out the hardware for a more personalized look.


bathroom vanity and mirror

driftwood mirror / green vanity / silver corona mirror / white marble top vanity

bathroom vanity and mirror combo

whitney black vanity / chippendale mirror / gray blue vanity / scalloped wood mirror


bathroom vanity and mirror

aqua savoy vanityvenetian mirror / mother of pearl mirror / cherry vanity



bathroom vanities and mirrors

reclaimed wood vanity / rattan mirror / hamilton vanity / faceted gold mirror


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More Ways to Update a Bathroom

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

I spent the day painting laundry room cabinets at the fixer house, it’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do, I’m excited to share that space with you next week! Meanwhile let’s continue the topic of bathroom renovation from yesterday’s post on five ways to update a bathroom with four additional ways to make improvements.

Update the Lighting.  Modern vanity lights are far more attractive than the dated marquee vanity fixtures leftover from the 1980s. Another stylish upgrade is to swap the overhead vanity light for two sconces that flank the mirror, a change we made in our hall bathroom. We paid an electrician to do the job and the result was so worth it!

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Chandeliers or statement light fixtures also add personality to a bathroom space, remove the boring overhead "boob" light and upgrade with something unique or glamorous, one you’ll appreciate every time you enter the space!

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Replace the Vessels (Sinks and Tubs).  The vessel sink is a thing of beauty, one that may require a new countertop or vanity to go with it if you replace an older overmount, but the look is one that’s desirable to many homeowners for its contemporary appeal.

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A more expensive but oh so stunning vessel is the freestanding tub, so lovely and such a luxurious retreat where you can relax at the end of a long day.  

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freestanding tub

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