The guest bath was our first big project in the house. I really don’t have any good before pictures of this one. I ran around and took some quick ones during the demo when I realized I didn’t have any, but there aren’t any from pre-demo. You’ll have to make do with those, sorry, but if you never saw it in person trust me when I say it was a rather strange arrangement. When you walked into the room, the toilet was set back in its own little alcove to your right:

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Directly opposite of that was a linen closet, but take a few steps forward and the sinks were on your left, with a wall on the right. The sinks/vanity were where the trashcan is and went all the way to the outside wall:

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Here’s that wall on the right:

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See that opening up there? Right by the window? If you went around that corner you would have seen this:

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That’s the tub on the right, windows on the left, and a strange narrow door that opened into…the master bath. It was the oddest arrangement. It felt so small and like you were in a little maze.

So we tore everything out all the way down to the floor joists and started from scratch:

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Then we got started on framing it in:

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After that it was on to finishing. This is the same area as the previous picture, all done up fancy:

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Here you can see more of the fixtures, travertine wall tiles, and bronze accent tiles we used for the tub and shower–as well as a bit of the rusty orange we chose for our paint color:

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The vanity and sink area, with side lights. You can also see the reflection of the light/fan that’s above the toilet:

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And here’s the toilet:

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The door is similar to a pocket door in that it’s on a track, but it actually slides on a track mounted on the wall rather than in it, and is kept in place by a metal bracket on the floor that Firefly welded just for this purpose. The one other feature that I don’t seem to have a good picture of (which I’ll try to remedy soon) is that in the wall next to the toilet we built a shelf unit that holds some decorative things as well as some supplies, and the bathroom fan is hidden inside the shelf to keep it out of the way and out of sight.

One of the craziest things–to me at least–is that the new bathroom actually lost square footage with the remodel because we took some of it to expand the master bathroom, but it feels so much bigger than before.

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5 Responses to “guest bath”


  1. 2 breefromprojectkjetil June 29, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love your sense of style!

  2. 3 emily June 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    WOW! Love the colors too.

  3. 4 Jean June 30, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Hey if you ever need a project to do in Michigan… come on over you guys did an outstanding job keep the pictures coming and I cant wait to see the kitchen and of course the nursery!!


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