Come take a tour of this Black and White Industrial Bathroom before and after. This is proof small bathrooms can be luxurious. This post is sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond. However, all opinions are my 100% my own!
Finishing a whole room has to be one of the most rewarding parts of remodeling a house. Our house was built in 1865 and needs to be 100% redone. We’ve made some progress on my daughter’s bedroom and the upstairs, but we still have a tone of work to do! Knocking this industrial bathroom off our to do list has felt the best by far! I used to really enjoy the construction part of redoing a space, but if I’m being totally honest I’ve grown to love the design process. Now that we are in a house that allows me to really let my style come to the forefront, design is where I love to be. For this Black and White Industrial Bathroom I teamed up with Bed Bath & Beyond to create a design that fits perfectly with the direction I would like our home to go.
Black and White Industrial Bathroom Reveal
I certainly can’t take any credit for the actual work in this bathroom, my husband was a total rock star! When I said, “hey babe, I’m going to need 3 walls of subway tile” he responded with, “you know these walls are 9.5′ tall right?”. He may have looked at me like I was slightly crazy, but he humored me and installed every single one of these subway tiles. If you’ve ever installed subway tile you know there’s no fast way to go about it! He was such a trooper and none of my crazy ideas could have happened without him!
Small Bathroom Renovation Before and After
When I started the whole process of designing this industrial bathroom I scrolled through Bed Bath & Beyond for hours looking at all the different options they provide. Bed Bath & Beyond has everything you need to makeover your bathroom (including fixtures guys), and they make it so easy to refresh your space!
Let’s talk about the design process. Here’s what the bathroom looked like before. I think this picture actually makes this space look a heck of a lot better than it really did when we moved it. It was nasty dirty and basically felt like it had never been cleaned.
Obviously somebody redid this bathroom at one point, but it was a pretty terrible job. The tile sink base they created literally had a door duct taped in place. The whole wall of tile was separating from the plaster and ready to fall all on its own. The tub was useless and even if it was in working condition I wouldn’t have stepped foot in there. So we completely demolished this bathroom right after we moved in.
Our bathroom isn’t big by any means. I know the pictures are deceiving, but the sink, toilet, and shower are all about as close together as they can be without touching each other and making them impossible to use. Given that fact, I wanted to make this space feel as big as possible with my design choices, and it certainly feels bigger than it ever did!
Spa-Like Curbless Shower
The first thing I wanted to put in here was a curbless shower. Not having that dividing point on the floor was a major factor in making the whole space feel bigger. With a typical shower curb that you have to step over to get into the shower your eye just kind of stops there and it segments the space. I didn’t want that. I also knew I wanted large clear glass shower screen so this all felt like one big room. Plus it provides a gorgeous view of the shower head.
An amazing spa-like shower is something I’ve always dreamt of. When I spotted this shower head online at Bed Bath & Beyond I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. With their in-store and online shopping experience you can find unique products like stylish home décor, furniture, and items like this shower head!
The shower head has rainfall and waterfall settings, a handheld sprayer, and four body jets! Umm… it’s amazing and fulfills all my shower dreams! But the best part – it doesn’t need any super fancy plumbing! This was huge for us in this tiny little bathroom that has walls filled with ductwork and all the things that make it difficult to re-route plumbing! At least without spending a small fortune.
Organizing a Small Bathroom
Since I had very little space for a vanity I decided to go with a pedestal sink. Quite a few of you guys actually responded on one of my Instagram stories and suggested that I rethink that. Well, I 100% did! I knew what I was getting myself in to. I knew I wouldn’t have the storage I wanted and I knew I’d really wish I had that storage. But there honestly was nothing I could do in this tiny little room. We have plans to create a linen closet right outside the bathroom so that’s where everything will have to go. Sometimes you have to weigh your options and go with your gut!
With that said, we’re really striving to move towards a minimalist life and get rid of the things that we don’t need. I don’t want a pile of stuff shoved under our sink anyways. We are making some pretty big life changes and I’ll for sure be talking about that more on the blog as we start to finish more spaces in our home. But for now, I’ll just have to stay as organized as I can in a construction zone!
In order to make up for the lack of storage I did design this little nook to store some everyday essentials and provide a place to hang towels. In an attempt to make strides towards living the minimalist life I decided that I only want to have the towels I use. We ordered the Wamsutta® Hygro® Duet Bath Towel in Pewter and these are the perfect towels for us! Now we can get rid of all the excess and have everything match and be in it’s place!
This little space is actually a doorframe that housed an exterior door. This house seems to have been added on to and rearranged quite a few times. And when we tore everything out of the bathroom we found an actual exterior door in this space. Since we couldn’t remove it at the time due to our kitchen cabinets being on the other side we just had to roll with it and it made the perfect space for towels!
Industrial Bathroom Decor
When I was coming up with the design of this space I knew it was going to be black/white. That’s definitely what I wanted, but I also didn’t want it to feel to sterile. Adding touches of greenery and wood tones (like this teak stool) really helped to combat that feeling. If you ever have a space where you feel like that’s an issue, try throwing in something organic and you’ll be amazed how it transforms the space.
I seriously couldn’t be happier with how this space turned out. If you are thinking of remodeling or refreshing a bathroom, be sure and take a look at what Bed Bath & Beyond has to offer! I think you’re going to be shocked!
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Please check out the links below for a full shopping list! You can also scroll through the images and click on what you would like to be taken directly to that page on Bed Bath & Beyond‘s Website! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments about our industrial bathroom below!
- Vanity Light
- Towel Ring
- Toilet Paper Holder
- Towel Hooks
- Concrete Look Tumblers
- Concrete Look Jar
- Shower Head
- Shower Stool
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