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  • Lindsey Borchard

Guest Bathroom: Foxy Bath Remodel Project Part II

At our Foxy Bath Remodel Project, the downstairs guest bath is a neutral beauty. We needed to redo everything in the tiny space to update it to the current style of the home. This bathroom was a TIGHT space – the entire bathroom clocked in under 20 square feet. To make it feel larger, we opted for an open vanity measuring just 30 inches wide. To open up counter space, we installed the polished nickel plumbing as a wall faucet instead. It has a visually light footprint and brought so much warmth to the space.

Previously, there was a clunky tub taking up the tight space, so we ripped it out and replaced it with a walk-in shower. To make everything feel more spacious, we carried the tile from the shower surround through the rest of the bathroom along the wall behind the vanity. By eliminating visual break points, this tiny bathroom feels way more spacious.

Although we carried the beautiful irregular white subway tile throughout the bathroom, I wanted to make a major statement with a high-contrast floor. Once again we prevented any visual breaking points by using the same floor tile straight into the shower.

We didn’t need a ton of storage space in this bathroom because it’s used infrequently for guests, but we did want to craft a space they could comfortably unpack during their visit. We opened up the wall to create inset shelves between the studs for additional storage. Not only are the open shelves incredibly useful, they add a layer of character and interest this bathroom really lacked previously.


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