I can’t remember the last time I was so excited about finishing a projects as when we finally added the last touches to our new bathroom. It has been such a long journey and we have learned a lot of valuable lessons along the way, like; if we ever find ourself standing in the middle of another Bathroom renovation, we will so absolutely make sure to be there at all times and take a good look at every step of the way. Little mistakes can be so time consuming to correct, if they can be corrected at all. But in the end we are so happy that it’s all done and result looks great:
The New Bathroom
The Floor plan of the bathroom has stayed the same, the only big change is that we now have a big vanity and a really big mirror instead of the free standing sink and the two wall cabinets we had in the Old Bathroom.
The vanity looks almost black in the pictures above, but in real life is has a a dark warm brown tone to it. I’m sure I would have gone with a white glossy vanity if I were to have chosen this all by myself, but I have to admit that my darling boyfriend was right, this color and finish makes for a great contrast to everything else in the room.
Yes, of course we have his and her side!:)
The towel rack is from LEOVIC and I chose these because I wanted our hand towels to be easily reachable, but also because I think they give the room a little big more of a sophisticated look than simply hanging the towels on hooks. The little wooden tray is from DEPOT and the POOLSIDE hand towels are from Butlers.
My darling boyfriend has also made it possible for all the electrical cables from our toothbrushes and his electrical shaver to be hidden, which makes for a much easier bathroom to keep clean and not at least does it also look much nicer. And if you are asking ourself what happened to the speakers in that cardboard box that I talked about in The Bathroom Renovations Part 1: The old Bathroom, well, those has been hidden away in a suitibal place where no one has to see them, now you can simply just hear them!:)
The Soap and Lotion dispensers were a gift from my mom and I love them! They just fit so perfectly with everything else that I have chosen for this room.
We got a wall hung toilet!! And yes, that is a reason to be excited, because everyone who’s gone from a standard toilet to one of these, knows how much easier it is to clean a bathroom with one of these in it!
Of course I had to add a little bit of color to the room! Orchids are one of the few flowers that I’m able to keep alive in this apartment, so of course I had to add one of those. The little wooden box I added after I saw this great idea at a friends house. The box is simply filled with tampons, so that when you have guest and someone is in need for one of those, they are right there and they don’t need to go through our whole vanity to find one. And lastly I bought this amazing smelling candle from VOLUSPA at great little boutique called MOWE Interiør in Tønsberg while I was in Norway. I got the candle in the scent Laguna, which comes in this beautiful turquoise and gold patterned tin, and when it’s burning it just gives the bathroom this real spa feeling.
The new showers has been lowered and has become clear glass walls. I love the new shower, the clear glass opens up the room and makes it feel much larger. But to keep the clear glass walls looking nice at all times also means that you have to use a squeegee to clean the walls after every time you shower, especially here where we have so much lime in our water.
All the bathroom fixtures are from GROHE. I do like the shower fixtures, but the sink faucet is unfortunately, in my opinion, way too small for the sink. That was one of those little things that we wish we could have been here to make sure they changed, but it wasn’t possible to fix everything once we got here.
One of my favorite parts of the new bathroom is the Quick Suds Soap, Shampoo and Conditioner dispenser from Simplehuman. I really wasn’t sure about this at first, but this makes the room look a lot more put together than having the typical shower rack full of different types of shampoo and soap bottles in the shower. Love it!
I do love how it all turned out, I’m very pleased with the color choices and the use of the space. I am also very happy for it all to be over, because I’m sure everyone has been a part of a renovation or two, and therefore know how one little projects just seems to take over every other aspect of your life too. It was such an amazing day when I got to take away all the plastic covers and not at least when we finally got to move into our bedroom again! And of course I made a few changes to the bedroom too, so look out for my next blog if you want to see how that turned out!
Have a wonderful start to the Summer everyone!!