We’ve been doing construction for upwards of 15 years, and before the show started, taking on projects like this one used to be the bread and butter of our construction business. We’re going to start featuring more small projects like this one on the blog, and thought this was the perfect reno to kick it off with.
This bathroom was outdated and no longer functional for the family. The budget for the project was between $15,000-$20,000, and the key to staying within this budget was keeping the space’s original layout and making cosmetic updates. Keeping the plumbing where it was originally saved us thousands of dollars, and cut the timeline for the project in half.
To customize the space, we added layers—like custom shelving and chair railing to really create a comfortable, cohesive bathroom where our clients could relax and unwind.
The clients had a very modern and simple style, so we decided to use cool neutrals throughout the space.
We used large, hexagonal flooring throughout the whole bathroom. I love the way it paired with the classic white subway tile we used in the shower.
We replaced the dated linen cabinet beside the shower with this modern shelf to hold clean towels. I love this open shelving unit. It’s a perfect fit for this space without looking bulky.
The original shower insert was dated and took up too much space, so our friends at Anderson glass installed both this custom shower and the mirrors above both vanities. I love the way they turned out! Depending on budgets, there are lots of options for shower glass. The first kind is seamless (no trim) which, in many cases, is the most expensive. To stay within budget we chose a chrome trim to tie into the light fixtures. You can also choose black or oil rubbed bronze trim. By adding the pony wall here on the outside of the shower, it actually made it feel bigger, even though the footprint stayed the exact same.
This little marble shelf was a fun detail we installed in the shower.
This bathroom actually had separate spaces for the “his” and “hers” vanities. We chose a sleek, white marble countertop for both. This is the same marble used in the shower shelf. Infusing little details like this are what make the space feel cohesive.
The cabinets were custom built to look modern and stained with a rich, natural wood color to warm up the space.
We took out the existing built-in tub and installed a freestanding tub to make the room feel more spacious.
I love all of the natural light that these windows bring in. They were original to the home and worked really well with the overall style once we removed the dated drapes.
This custom chair railing adds texture to the space and gives it a unique dimension. For the walls, I chose a calm, muted gray to make the room feel open and relaxing.
If you’re like me and anxiously waiting for season 5 to air, keep checking the blog and our social media accounts @magnolia and @joannagaines for sneak peeks and also an inside look into other projects we have going on. What are you most excited about seeing next season? Let me know in the comments below!