3 Concepts for a Hall Bath Remodel

Apologies for such a long break dear readers, but life has been happening these past few months! 

This past January, my boyfriend, Ben, asked me if I’d marry him (jokes on him) and he will be my forever shithead in June 2019 (Yes, I will be blogging about our DIY barn wedding, obvi). And just before that, we realized our career paths were taking us away from our love, Brooklyn, to our new tempty, mistress, Chicago.

So we both quickly agreed: it’s time to establish dat sweet home equity #yasadulting. I wanted a house, he wanted an apartment. Long story short, after some conversations of compromise and a quick 30-day close, we are now the excited owners of a 3 bed/3 bath, 2-story condo in West Town. While it wasn’t the cute little row home with a yard that I originally pictured, it is actually the best of both worlds for us. Our place has a respectable amount of outdoor space, is in a happening/walkable area (an easier transition from our local bars in Brooklyn) and presents a clean slate for us to work with which didn’t break the bank.

Bada bing, bada boom… yours truly now has a new project. I cannot wait to share the coming months with you as we plop our stuff down, inject some character and develop our first home. After all this time, I can finally flex my design spirit IRL. So without further ado, here is my first extended project. 

Top Priority: The main-level guest/hall bathroom remodel. 

Yes, I have a lot of other crap to do but I shudder to recall the brief times I have encountered the bathroom in the kitchen hall outside guest room 1. I recoil imagining our friends and family approaching it from the kitchen, or worse in the dead of night. With builder-grade tile flooring/shower, a mundane vanity of what appears to be pine and kitschy silver fixtures, I cannot properly express the urgency. Here are the three looks I am deciding between. Feel free to vote in the comments. 

  • Vision/Concept #1: A blue and white bathroom that looks fresh and inviting. Accents would include gold hardware, geometric-patterned tile in blue & white and glass-globed light fixtures. Overall, a bright look that’s refreshing and welcoming. 
  • Vision/Concept #2: A neutral palatte of either grays or browns mixed with rustic touches for a clean yet warm feel. Fixtures would be in gold and a walk-in shower of white tile.
  • Vision/Concept #3: Dramatic black and white with hints of emerald. The vanity would be high-polished black with gold hardware, the floor tiling would be slate and fixtures would be in black and gold. Overall, a darker, trendier vibe that’s higher risk but also high reward.  

Inspiration: I will be keeping you posted on progress, budget and share the before and after of our finished product. Here’s my inspiration for these three vastly different looks:

Look #1: Fresh Blue and White

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Look #2: A Neutral Palette & Gold
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Look #3: Dramatic Black, White and Emerald

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Stay saucy and stay tuned,

Jenn

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