This post was sponsored by National Gypsum as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. From studs to tile this Small Bathroom Renovations takes on a major transformation through the use of quality products!
Every time I wrap up in this room I can let myself thing that one day we will actually finish this whole house. Bathrooms and kitchens are two of the most costly spaces to renovate and we’ve already knocked out our kitchen, kitchenette, and downstairs bathroom. Today I’ll be sharing the full small bathroom renovation we did on this upstairs bathroom starting from the studs.
Small Bathroom Renovation Before and After
Let’s start at the beginning and do a quick recap. We bought this house last fall and there was a brief period where we rented a dumpster and just started demoing spaces because of how badly their condition was. This bathroom was SO bad I don’t even think I cleaned it. We immediately ripped a bunch of stuff out and stapled some plastic sheeting to the walls and kinda pretended it wasn’t there anymore. Well let’s fast forward to this summer and we figured we should probably do something about this black hole in our upstairs hallway. You can check out all the before information in this post. Here’s a quick little reminder of how this space started out.
Now I know the before picture doesn’t look terrible… but that’s only because I didn’t zoom in on the toilet that had clearly sat there uncleaned for a good decade. I’m not even exaggerating. But overall the changes we wanted to make were to remove the nasty moldy window in the shower, create a closet in the bedroom that’s to the left of the bathroom wall, and make sure this whole space is up to code and watertight.
Choosing PURPLE XP for our Small Bathroom Renovation
We ultimately decided to go with PURPLE XP Drywall for our walls and PermaBase Cement Board for the shower.(You can read about the installation here).PURPLE drywall is not regular drywall. It’s resistant to moisture, mold and mildew, and can provide additional solutions for challenges you might run into with common remodels. From water, sound, and everyday abuse, PURPLE has a product that can help ensure your walls are ready for your life. My dad always taught me, when you do something, do it right. When you’re taking the time to gut an entire bathroom I highly suggest choosing quality products. We were very secure in our decision to use PURPLE XP in our upstairs bathroom.
I probably changed my design for this bathroom a hundred times because of all the things I had to change along the way to make sure everything was done to code. While demoing this bathroom down to the studs we found floor joists that needed to be repaired. Ultimately I wasn’t able to change the footprint quite like I wanted.
Modern Classic Bathroom Design
The majority of our house is still plaster and lathe. Making these upgrades helps ensure this house will last. We do however want our sheetrock to still match the existing plaster walls so we went with a flat finish. Our contractor did an amazing job and the PURPLE XP drywall turned out amazing.
Let’s take a look at how this small bathroom renovation turned out!
Marble Shower Tile in a Small Bathroom
For the shower I knew I wanted marble. I used subway tile in our downstairs bathroom, and I plan to use it in our 3rd. (Which is the most historical looking bathroom). In this space I needed something a little different, and a little more luxurious feeling. Marble is a classic design staple so it was a natural choice for me.
For the flooring we went with a marble look as well with mosaic hexagon tiles.
Pedestal Sink in Small Bathroom
One of the biggest compromises I had to make for this space was the vanity. Because the plumbing couldn’t be moved the toilet is on the opposite wall of the sink. This didn’t allow for the depth of a full vanity. I went with a pedestal sink because it was what the space needed, and it’s pretty historically accurate as well.
Since the sink lacks storage we added this black cabinet for everyday toiletries.
I’ll be sharing more about the process behind my design over the next few weeks and all the products I used from Build.Com, so for now, let’s take a little stroll through this space!
Small Bathroom Remodel with Purple XP Drywall
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Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments and I’ll make sure and address any FAQ’s in future posts!