Bathroom Makeover (Before)

Striped Shower Curtain

“The Before”

When we bought our house, we knew there were some problems with it that we would have to fix over the years. Most of them were not problematic enough that we were in a rush to get them done. That being said, I’ve had some serious issues with my bathroom, so when Bath Fitter reached out to solve them for me, I jumped at the chance to get it done.

My husband and I have a theory that marriages are happier if you have separate bathrooms so that’s our rule in every home. In the house, I got stuck with a tiny (but pretty) bathroom which is totally fine… but totally small. The shower curtain literally touches the toilet if I don’t set it up the right way.

So in stepped Bath Fitter to help me #GetBathFitted and save the day. Last week Carlos came out to measure my bathtub area and present all of the custom options for the space. He was awesome and we ended up having so much fun…Boots was obsessed with him which made things difficult, but the whole process took about two hours and he was off to create my perfect bathroom. The best part of it was when he walked me through all of my options. I looked at 10 different backsplashes (each available in three colors), 12 different tub options, 13 fixture choices, and then details like shelving and the doors.

The installation team is coming back in a few weeks to install my new tub with their famous one-day process (it must be magic?) and I literally cannot wait. It’s going to look so amazing. More on the process of the presentation and measurements below.

By the end of the consultation, I had picked a white subway tile look for the backsplash, a glass sliding door in place of my shower curtain to save space, and shiny chrome fixtures that are going to look so chic with a special adjustable shower head. Plus they’re putting in shelving so I can get rid of my ugly hanging shelf. You can actually design your own bathtub on their site here. It’s really fun.

While they’re working on that part, I’m also going to be painting or wallpapering the walls, replacing the mirror, and getting some art for the space. This room is going to look awesome in a few weeks, you guys!

Shower Fixtures Marble Tile

My current fixtures are nothing to write home about + my storage space is limited so I had to buy a hanging shelf. 

Small Bathroom Before

I plan to replace this mirror, paint the walls, and replace the hardware on the doors below the sink.

Bathtub Marble Tiles

You can’t tell from the photo but the grouting is coming apart between the tiles and the seam between the tub and the walls is getting gross.

Bath Measurements

Carlos doing his thang, measuring my tub.

Bath Fitter Customized Walls

Carlos showed me all of the custom options for the bathroom. These were my four favorite backsplash options. 

Bath Fitters Presentation

I went with this gorgeous white subway tile. Hey, Carlos!

Tiny Bathroom Before

My current shower/curtain toilet situation. No bueno.

Bathroom Mirror

Thank you to Bath Fitter for sponsoring this post.

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  1. Olivia Tennant said:

    Compared to my current bathroom, I think I’d kill to have one like your “before” picture – so I can’t imagine how great it’s going to look when you’re done with it! I totally agree with the separate bathrooms idea, and I love that it means you get to make it as girly as you want!

    xo
    Olivia
    PrepEssentials

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  2. Emily said:

    Agreed on the separate bathrooms! It works so well! I don’t think the before is all that bad, but I just moved into a new house and everything had been gutted and redone. So, even when things are great, but not how you love it, you can want to redo it. Impressed you are going after it so soon! Cannot wait for after pics! I know it will look awesome!

    emily
    http://www.deltachic.com

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  3. Daisy said:

    my boyfriend and I share a current bathroom about the size of yours!! somehow, we have survived this. It already has white subway tiles, so there’s one plus. He wants to redo the old knob fixtures (which I love, the feel antique) and all I want to do is make the space bigger…

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