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House tour: The bathroom


I know I’ve show some (OK, a lot) of photos of the renovation here, but I thought I’d do a bit of a house tour now that I have some good photos of the rooms thanks to getting the photos from the article that was done on the house (a wide-angle lens is a beautiful thing).
And there is no better place to start than my favorite room that came out of the renovation: the upstairs bathroom. Since we were a one-bathroom household before this (and that bathroom leaves something to be desired in the space and decor department), it was a real treat to be able to make room for a second bathroom, and, as I’ve mentioned before, any splurging that happened in the renovation, happened in this room.
Here’s what the space that became the bathroom (thanks to raising the roof and adding a small shed dormer) looked like before. Take special note of the absolute hideous wall texture. The peak of that mini dormer ceiling was 5 feet 3 inches.
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And here’s what it looks like now.
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  • Walls: Benjamin Moore Gray Mist
  • Ceiling: Benjamin Moore Healing Aloe
  • Trim: Benjamin Moore Cloud White

Fixtures (All Kohler unless otherwise noted):

  • Sink: Archer undermount
  • Vanity faucet: Margaux
  • Shower valve trim: Purist
  • Showerhead: Flipside 02 (LOVE this thing!)
  • Toilet: Toto Carolina II
  • Towel warmer: Runtal Neptune


  • Countertops: Hanstone Ruscello Aspen
  • Vanity/cabinet: custom, made of beech veneer
  • Teak shower floor (removable) and teak niche shelf
  • Mirror: Pottery Barn Kensington pivot mirror
  • Bath fan/light: Panasonic Whisper
  • Vanity lights: Sonneman 1-Light pendant
  • Door: Salvaged from my grandmother’s house


Let me know if I missed anything or you have any other questions.
Wide angle photos by Sam Arendt/Ozaukee Press

11 Responses

  1. @ Bean's Blog: Thanks for stopping by! Good luck on your bathroom reno. I'm not sure which is worse: a bathroom reno or a kitchen reno, but I know for sure neither is fun while it's happening and both are so worth it when it's finished.

    The oval glass tiles came from a Milwaukee-area tile store called 21st Century Tile. I never did figure out who the manufacturer of them was but I believe the color was called Queen's Jewel, which might help in trying to find them online.

  2. Ooh frameless shower door, nice. You wouldn't believe the nastiness that is stuck in my shower door right now. Love the bathroom! And to answer your question, the Hot Mess tee is from Fleetwood Mac's 03 Tour, but I chose the classic Rumours design because it was much more awesome.

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