As I recently revealed, we bought a fixer upper that we’re gut renovating. We’re legit redoing and reconfiguring every last inch of this place, which feels super overwhelming, so I’m trying to break it down room by room. First up: bathrooms.
When we started planning our master bathroom remodel, I immediately felt overwhelmed. I was like a tub is a tub is a tub. I want something white, classic, simple with really cool fixtures and we can call it a day. Of course, now that I’m knee deep in tile patterns and toilet options (who knew there were so many things to consider when choosing a toilet?), I am realizing it’s a lot more complicated. I’ve become paralyzed by indecision, scared to choose the wrong floor tile that won’t match the countertops or shower tile, but if we’re ever going to move in, we need to move this along. So I decided to start with some bathroom remodel inspo — gather some ideas for what I want the finished product to look like and work back from there.
But I’m also trying to keep in mind that this isn’t our forever home. It’s partially an investment, a stepping stone into the burbs, and partially a way for me to dip my toe into the world of renovating and design, something that’s always been a dream of mine, to see how much I actually like it and if it’s something I can do more of. Ever since I was little, I would constantly rearrange my furniture, decorate, and flip through home magazines. I’ve always felt a calling but I’m not sure if it’s interior design per se or renovating and flipping property or something that kind of combines it all. But this was an opportunity to feel that dream of mine out while making a good investment in an area we would like to raise our kids that also happens to be very commutable to the city.
This is all to say that when it comes to the bathroom, I want it to be really nice if we’re going to be renovating the whole thing (which we have to do to replace pipes and electrical anyway — told you it was a fixer upper), but I also know that it’s not going to be the perfect dream his and hers master that I want in my next home (there’s just not the space, frankly). And I don’t want to spend a fortune on every little detail — after all, we have a lot more to do. We want it to look great, work for our family for the next few years, and also be attractive to future buyers when we sell it (i.e., help increase the value of our home).
This is all new to me as I said, and while picking out a toilet isn’t getting me giddy with excitement, I do love going down a Pinterest blackhole to find bathroom remodel inspo. Here’s what I’m thinking for our master bath.
What do you guys think? Any tips, advice? Send all the help you can!