Complete Bathroom Remodel and Reconfiguration

by Rebekah Price

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We recently went through a complete bathroom remodel including a reconfiguration. We’re so happy with how it all turned out. Here’s our story.

My husband and I purchased our two-story, 1900 colonial home four years ago. It’s truly a southern charmer featuring a white exterior, black shutters, and brick porch.  The first time I saw it, I was in love! I saw potential and my husband saw work. It was a fixer-upper, but I watch enough HGTV so I knew that we could make it our dream home.

Some people think that the kitchen is the most important room in a house. I beg to differ. I have four boys and at the end of the day, all I want to do is get in the tub and relax by myself for a few minutes. When people ask what my hobbies are, I just laugh and realize that those people don’t have a lot of kids. Taking a bath is my hobby!

Complete Bathroom Remodel

Our home has two bathrooms and they were both hideous! The only downstairs bathroom is located in the master bedroom, so we decided to renovate that one first. Sorry, boys!

Complete Bathroom Remodel - This is the before photo!

There was so much wrong with this bathroom. From the color to wood around the tub, mold, etc…I could go on and on. The worst part of the bathroom was the layout.  It was wasting a lot of space. The bathroom is a 9′ x 7′.

I find it a little crazy that a 4,000 sq ft home has only one small bathroom downstairs. It’s an old home and it is what it is.

Configuration is the Name of the Bathroom Game

I didn’t see the need to add on square footage. It’s expensive and would be a nightmare.  I also realized that I could get everything I wanted in that space.

My must-have for my bathroom is a double sink vanity and a claw-foot tub with a separate shower. That’s a tall order for a smallish space.

My husband told me there was no way all of that would fit. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. I sketched, we measured and rearranged until I finally hit the jackpot.

My vanity and toilet are now on the left side of the room and my tub and shower are on the right. The bathroom had two doors. One has now been removed, and the other door is replaced with sliding barn doors. It also had two windows and we decided to do away with one window to add more usable space.

The layout is decided. The contractor is hired and I am one step closer to the bathroom of my dreams.

Demolition begins for our complete bathroom remodel

Let the demolition begin!

Shopping for Tile

While waiting for my contractor to arrive, I focused my attention on the fun part of my renovation, shopping. I am the queen of deals! I never pay full price for anything, so I began researching to find the best deal on the tile. My style is Modern Farmhouse with a traditional twist (is that even a style or did I make it up?).

I was set on using subway tile in the shower. I think subway tile is classic and will always be in style. Lowe’s had the cheapest price for subway tile. I also purchased white pebble mosaic tile for the shower floor and shower nook.

Shower - Complete Bathroom Remodel

Cement tile for the floor was on my wish list, but since that was out of my budget, I chose porcelain tile that looked like cement tile from Wayfair. I love the floor! My contractor tried to tell me that it was too busy, but he was wrong. I told him to stick to construction. lol

Tile Floor - Complete Bathroom Remodel

Claw-Foot Tub

My parents gave me an old claw-foot tub. I really wanted to restore it and use it in my bathroom. Unfortunately, it was missing the feet and I learned that trying to match feet to an old claw foot tub is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Finally, I found a beautiful white tub with black feet from Home Depot that matched my decor, so all was right again in the world.

Footed Tub for the Complete Bathroom Remodel

Vanity, Light Fixtures, Mirrors

I bought the perfect vanity, light fixtures, and mirrors and purchased all of the not-so-fun things like the toilet, faucets, and light switch covers. I picked out the perfect color, white metal by Behr, for the room and was ready to watch the bathroom come together.

New Mirrors - Complete Bathroom Remodel

My husband is a handyman, a jack of all trades, so he made the sliding barn doors for me. I think he did an amazing job and saved us several hundreds of dollars by making them himself.

Barn Doors - Complete Bathroom Remodel

Six people using the same bathroom is enough to put anyone over the edge. Why do boys always have to use the bathroom at the same time? After a delayed renovation, the bathroom was finally finished! I am so happy with how it turned out. I love it! It’s beautiful and relaxing. Now, on to the next project.

PS – It’s hard to get the entire bathroom in the photos, so here’s a little video I made with my phone.

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Floor Tile – Wayfair

Mirror – Joss & Main – find similar ones here

Vanity Lights – Joss & Main

Vanity – Home Depot

Subway Tile – Lowe’s Home Improvement

Shower Floor Tile – Lowe’s Home Improvement

Flushmount Light Fixture – Amazon

Flush Mount Light - Complete Bathroom Remodel

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Bio of Rebekah


candy January 16, 2019 - 7:36 am

We remodeled both of our bathrooms last year and are so pleased with how they turned out. Remodeling is never fun but totally worth it in the end.

Amber Myers January 16, 2019 - 8:16 am

I love how the bathroom came out. We hope to do this one day. Right now we’re going to be getting hardwood floors, so that’s our project.

Alyssa January 16, 2019 - 9:27 am

Wow!! This looks incredible!! I’m obsessed with your new shower—and with that gorgeous vanity. Great job!

Melissa Chapman January 16, 2019 - 9:52 am

Your bathroom ideas are so great. Having bathrooms you are happy with only makes you love the house more. We did our ours over 10 years ago and still marvel at the job.

Jeanette January 16, 2019 - 11:05 am

I WANT to remodel my bathroom SO bad! We have a really small bathroom and am I dying to make it bigger! You did SUCH a good job I love it!

Caitlin January 16, 2019 - 11:13 am

I’m still jealous of this bathroom! Its gorgeous! One day I’ll have the bathroom of my dreams. Lol

Tasheena January 16, 2019 - 11:15 am

I’m loving everything about this transformation. Our home only has one bathroom as well and I’m looking forward to our bathroom renovation.

Tomi C January 16, 2019 - 11:26 am

WOW! I love this. My mother in law has a clawfoot tub and I often remind her if she ever remodels her bathroom that I want the tub.

Melanie January 16, 2019 - 11:30 am

This takes me back to our bathroom remodel. We worked so hard on it for weeks, and we were delighted when it was finished!

Marysa January 16, 2019 - 1:04 pm

Wow, what a big project! Before my kids were born we tackled some big renovations – ripped out walls and all kinds of stuff. It is a huge undertaking and so much work! Your after pictures are amazing!

Jenn@Engineermommy January 16, 2019 - 2:35 pm

Renovating a bathroom, especially with the reconfiguration, is such a huge task. Your bathroom transformation looks spectacular and you now have a true oasis to enjoy!

Dennis Littley January 16, 2019 - 4:33 pm

Remodels can be so worth it! Love the beautiful changes with your remodel. It is truly a transformation!

Pam January 16, 2019 - 7:32 pm

I love those sliding barn doors. What a nice touch for a totally unique bathroom look.

Heather January 16, 2019 - 8:31 pm

What a huge difference. I love everything you’ve done to it. It’s gorgeous.

Louisa January 17, 2019 - 9:19 am

Oh wow! This remodel is super impressive. Definitely a 360º change from what you had before.

Terri Steffes January 17, 2019 - 10:25 am

Girl, you knocked this out of the ballpark! That chandelier! The tile is lovely. It is classic and timeless. It was fun hearing your voice!

Rachel January 17, 2019 - 11:38 am

This looks amazing. I have never experienced anything like this in the remodel word. It would be a lot of work!

Catalina January 17, 2019 - 11:54 am

What an awesome bathroom remodel! Now you have a modern and elegant bathroom!

Kyla Jocson January 23, 2019 - 1:01 am

Your bathroom looks so beautiful! I love the position of those lighting fixtures above both mirrors. Congrats on your successful remodeling! 🙂

Sawyer February 10, 2019 - 2:13 am

What a bathroom! That’s totally amazing.

Kassel Marie Williams June 3, 2019 - 5:01 am

OMG your newly renovated bathroom is so beautiful! 🙂 Changing your tiles can drastically change the overall look of any room in a house! Thank you so much for sharing your bathroom renovation process, very helpful! 🙂

Catty Adrien June 11, 2019 - 3:13 am

Amazed! That classy subway tile grabbed my attention. I predict those are thermally insulated one. Naturally suiting with bathroom theme. Beautiful <3

Chris Johnson July 15, 2019 - 4:52 am

Thanks for sharing so much information. Excited to implement these ideas in my house! 🙂

Laurel Larsen July 29, 2019 - 4:33 pm

I really liked your use of subway tile in your bathroom remodel! My husband and I are looking to redo our master bathroom and we’re currently looking at what tile to use. Seeing how your’s turned out has really motivated us to get going on our own!

gfds September 15, 2019 - 12:31 am

Seeing your home come together makes everything seem worthwhile. Good eye with the color choice. The evergreen fog matches well with the reflective white wall creating a spacious bright kitchen. I sure hope it wasn’t of a work to clean it up.painter Calgary

carry October 13, 2019 - 8:40 am

I have wood flooring in my living room. It’s easy to clean and get when you have a family. Painted walls are easy to maintain with a family and easy to do when you want a fresh new look.Ion Orchard

emma October 20, 2019 - 3:26 pm

First of all, I have enormous boobs so the thought of having them free and wobbling all over the place grosses me out. Second of all, I’ve never been comfortable with my body (I’m somewhat “plus sized”) so the thought of people seeing me naked for many hours in particularly unflattering positions is quite unsettling to me.Hillion Mall Shopping Mall

Jamie November 18, 2019 - 2:34 am

You did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing!

residence laval November 18, 2019 - 1:43 pm

Hello, I randomly came across this website and I really liked your content. Will show it to my wife. I’m sure she will love your post. Keep sharing something similar more

Jamie November 19, 2019 - 8:13 am

Oh wow! This remodel is super impressive. I like your bathroom. My home is going to remodel these days. I am looking for some bathroom ideas. I definitely will choose the same mirror as yours.


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