Hall Bathroom Mini Remodel - The Plan

I would like to introduce you to my hallway/kids bathroom.  Since we moved into our new house, almost a year ago now, we have barely touched this room (other than to clean it, and you know...use it).  While it is perfectly functional, it is also extremely boring.

 The Before Picture

The Before Picture

When I started feeling bad after Christmas we took a bit of a break from our big remodeling projects.  Even though I am feeling better now, Iā€™m not quite ready to jump back into the heavy work ā€“ enter the bathroom mini remodel, also known as, how much can paint really do? 

 Before - From the other Side

Before - From the other Side

My vision for the bathroom is to make it a mostly grown up space with a few fun kid friendly touches, that will grow with our children.  We will be fixing some problem areas, painting, adding some storage, and accessorizing in a fun, big kid sea creature theme.  No flooring will be replaced, no walls will be changed or removed.  All of the major features of the room will stay more or less intact.  This is basically a face lift, and I am really excited to see just how much difference it can make.

So what is the plan?

  • Change out the leaky tub handles
  • Remove the sliding glass doors and replace with a fun themed shower curtain
  • Re-caulk the tub and tile (it really is that bad)
  • Color the tub and floor grout since it does not look clean regardless of how much  I scrub it
  • Paint the walls, ceiling, and trim
  • Update the vanity with paint, shaker style molding, and new hardware (and possibly a faux finished countertop)
  • Add some shelving above the toilet and next to the sink
  • Change out the mirror
  • Add some finishing touches, like towel hooks, pictures, etc
  • And now that I have seen the pictures for this post I think improving the lighting may be in order as well

How long will all of this take?  Well since most of our time to work consists of weekends and the evenings after the kids go to bed, it will probably take a while even though this is only a mini remodel.  Oh well, such is life.  I hope you enjoy the journey with us!