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Monday, January 9, 2012

The Path to Our Dream Home - Guest Bathroom

This post continues the series on the Path to Our Dream Home (for a recap, go back to the beginning).  Our second bathroom started as a super tiny half bathroom like this (ack!):

We moved the laundry from behind the wall with the toilet and sink into a new utility room in the garage, which allowed us to expand the size of this bathroom by just enough to squeeze in a small shower.  Needless to say, we reconfigured the plumbing in this room to accommodate the new size and layout.  Here is the result:
I find it difficult to get great pictures of this tiny space!  The window looks out under our covered patio, so it never gets great natural light, and the fact that it is mostly corners results in a lot of shadows.  Please forgive the quality of the pictures!  And if anyone has any tips on photographing spaces like this, I welcome them in the comments!  

My Favorite Features

In addition to the white tiles for this room, we bought a small number of black tiles without deciding exactly how to incorporate the contrast into the room.  We ended up distributing black tiles randomly throughout the room, and creating a strip of black triangles or white diamonds, depending on how you look at it, in the shower.  I love how it turned out!  

The pedestal sink is a major step up from the tiny wall-mounted sink that was in this room before.  It works well in this small space (even the smallest vanity wouldn't fit!) and looks great! 

A common theme in the whole house, the neutrality of the permanent fixtures of the room allows us to change the look of the room any time.  I absolutely love the accessories in there right now!

A second shower in the house - this bathroom runs so short on space, we could have easily expanded it to a generous half bathroom and skipped the shower.  But we have no regrets!  Even though we don't use it as our primary shower, it is very nice to have for guests, and since this bathroom is right off of a back door, it provides a great place to clean up after heavy yard work.

I really like the elements that are in this room, but I would like to introduce more color.  How would you incorporate color into this room?

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