Farmhouse detail: we're back at it!

The remodel of our upstairs loft bathroom was a dream come true, but it also had the unexpected side effect of raising the bar for the rest of our house. What we previously thought was a perfectly good downstairs bathroom began to look like a room with all kinds of unmet potential. And so, we are now in the planning stages of a second bathroom renovation!

This room is smaller, and unlike my beauty studio, will be designed more to meet the needs of Johnny, who has claimed this as his man bathroom. Even so, it will carry through the "farmhouse chic" look and feel we try to uphold in all the changes we make to the house.

Whenever we need inspiration for a new project, Johnny and I start with an idea and turn to Pinterest to help us visualize it. It is the perfect place for visual learners like me to patch together pieces of a vision before it becomes reality. Here are some of our favorite concepts from Pinterest for this room:

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The bathroom borders the dark wood flooring that runs throughout the rest of the downstairs living area. Because of this, we have to carefully select a bathroom floor that won't compete with the dark wood. So, as much as we love the medium-tone wood grain ceramic tile we used for the upstairs bathroom, the downstairs may be better off with a striking black-and-white patterned look.

 

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...OR, another way we could go is a beautifully-painted white wood floor! These examples, shown in glossy and flat finishes, provide more beautiful flooring possibilities for us to consider.

 

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Sources: here and here

Johnny doesn't need quite as much storage in his bathroom as I did, so a console sink is a beautiful vintage option for his space! We love the custom wood countertop shown here, and the chrome legs are very industrial-chic.

 

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Sources: here and here

While we're recreating the room, why not throw in some custom details we would love? A built-in shelf bordered by shiplap would be attractive and functional, and that stained glass-like window treatment is giving me all kinds of ideas.

 

Stay tuned... we can't wait to see if these concepts show up in our finished bathroom!