This project was produced in partnership with The Home Depot.
West Midtown Primary Bathroom Design
I saved the best renovation for last in my West Midtown Project, because the bathroom in the primary suite is definitely the space that needs the most help in this house! As you can see above, the current bathroom is an unsual, European design with the shower and bathtub placed directly next to each other. The problem with this layout is that it is definitely the most inefficient use of space – and this isn't a big bathroom at all!
The other less obvious issue is that the bathroom actually has a skylight, but due to the wall that closes in the bathtub, the extra light is blocked from the rest of the room. By opening up this wall and creating a single shower space at the very end of the room, I'll be able to add in a double sink vanity and make the space feel a lot bigger and brighter! Get all the design details with The Home Depot for this bathroom renovation below.
The Bathroom Now
The Design Details
Since the bathroom is tight on space, I'm placing two sconces above the mirror rather than beside it. These sconces also have shades which will help diffuse the light for a more even (and flattering) spread.
This dark green vanity is fantastic not only for its great custom-looking color and classic marble top, but also because it's under 50" wide while still including double sinks to make this a proper primary bathroom.
A feature that my mom specifically requested for her bathroom was a lighted bathroom mirror after we had them in our hotel rooms in Charleston last summer. This one is also anti-fog and can play music via Bluetooth!
The paint color was one of the hardest choices in this space, because no marble-look tile. is perfectly white or even a neutral grey, so I ended up with this subtle pinky-peach warm neutral that reads light but welcoming on the walls. It's such a flattering hue and the perfect complement to the design!
This pretty tile was a playful, yet neutral choice for the bathroom floor that added a feiminine touch without over overpowering the room. The greyscale palette works well with the shower tile, plus it's luxe yet under $15/sqft.
Although this is considered a "door" it's really a stationary glass enclosure for the shower that will leave the space open. While it doesn't have proper steel-framed panels, the matte black lines give it that classic look while keeping this piece well under budget.
This brushed gold dual shower head has a wonderful rainhead on top and a handheld attachment, pulling in the same warm finish as the sink faucets and the pop of brass on the sconces.
This marble-look tile is highly stain and scratch-resistant with an easy-to-maintain matte finish and natural warm grey veining. It is super budget friendly at less than $2/sqft and was a classic choice to cover the shower walls.
Shower floors require small-scale tiles for safety, as this increases traction and prevents slipping, so I chose a penny tile in a dark grey that adds contrast to the space and pulls in the depth of the green hue on the vanity.
I can't wait to share the final bathroom design reveal and show you how all of these selections came together!
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