Pretty much any flip house will need at least one new bathroom. We knew from the get-go that this house had great bones. It was structurally sound, the mechanicals and electrical were updated, and the windows were recently replaced. However, the finishes were dated and it was really lacking the wow-factor that draws in buyers. The house is located in a cool, creative neighborhood where the the selling price of homes is perfect for first-time home buyers and young families. We went bold with our design choices keeping the likely buyer in mind, yet had to be creative since the budget was tight.
We renovated this house in just over 7 weeks. Within 4 days on the market it had 14 showings and sold with multiple offers over asking price. Check out how we turned this outdated bathroom into a cool and vibrant space.
Here are are few before and progress photos.
The subfloor was rotted and the shower surround installed improperly, making us have no choice but to completely gut the space.
And now for the afters!
Patterned cement tiles are all the rage right now. We found porcelain tile that looks just like cement but only costs a fraction of the price. We specifically chose this monochrome geometric pattern as it makes the floor a focal point and adds a fun flair to this small space without overwhelming it.
In order to make the most of the area in this small bathroom we chose a space-conscious vanity from IKEA. We replaced the white drawer fronts with wood subfloor pieces that we salvaged from another project to add a natural element and soften up the space.
For the shower we used your typical 6x6 inch white square tiles but to switch it up we did a stack pattern and chose a mid-tone grey grout. We turned a basic "builder-grade" material into a purposeful design choice, while also tying in the blacks and greys from around the room.
We installed brand new plumbing throughout the bathroom as well as a new white toilet and bathtub. We chose a black shower curtain from H & M (Yes, they sell home decor too!) that provides a bold contrast to all of the white in this space and continues to draw out the dark accents.
When staging this bathroom we focused on incorporating a mix of old and new while carrying black and green accents throughout the space. One of our favorite parts of this entire space is the vintage green and black "Y" that creates a bold statement, adding interest to this white wall. It's from our favorite local vintage shop. And then here are a few more close-ups of some of our favorite vignettes.
Overall we were able to create both a fun and functional bathroom on a budget while playing with a simple yet bold design. We successfully maximized the small space we had to work with and transformed it into a lively and functional bathroom.