As promised, we’re venturing to the second floor to take a look around. We’ll start with the guest bathroom (I know, not very exciting!) but it has come a long way so it’s worth talking about. I can’t take much credit for this bathroom. Besides picking out the vanity, the fixtures and hanging a picture, I’ve really done nothing.
As you can see below, it’s a really big bathroom and it’s a good thing because we spend a lot of time in there. No, not like that. What I mean is, it’s also home to our laundry closet so we’re in and out of there often and the extra space is nice to have.
Remember, this is what the guest bathroom use to look like pre-renovation.
Wallpaper, tiling and paneling all in one room? That’s impressive.
Here is what it looks like now:
Much more cohesive, wouldn’t you say?
It’s not exactly what I would pick out if I were designing a bathroom from top to bottom (you’ll see how I would do it when I show you my master bathroom) but it is neutral, serene and perfect for guests.
Speaking of fancy - check out the dual flush feature on our toilet! All of the toilets in our house have a dual flush. I have to admit, it’s kind of weird and I am not so sure I am into it. Of all the things that could be European in our house, this has to be it? I guess we’re doing our part to conserve water and help the earth. One half flush at a time.
Anyway, here is a close-up of the shower fixtures and tiles. This is the one thing I really wish I could change. The color scheme of the glass tiles are definitely not what I would pick out. They are a little too “camo” for my liking. Anyone know how difficult it would be to replace the ribbon of glass tile around the ceramic tile? I envision Jay rolling his eyes as he reads this. Admittedly, it’s not on the priority list.
We also have a little linen closet in the bathroom that is packed with towels, extra bedding and our medicine cabinet. The closet is very shallow so as you can see things are a little tight. Gotta love old house storage!
While storage is a challenge, at the end of the day I don’t mind because this house has immense charm. Check out all of the 5-panel doors! What’s behind 5-panel door number 1 and 2?
Our washer and dryer!
I’ve gotta say, I love these guys! Jay and I bought and returned a couple of sets of washer and dryers before settling. We had major issues trying to get a modern day washer and dryer set up our yesteryear staircase and then once they were up, they didn’t fit in the closet. We finally had to call our contractor and somehow, someway (apparently Windex was involved) he got them to fit. I’m just glad they didn’t have to stay like this.
I am planning to write an entire review of the LG washer and dryer soon.
Finally, here is my “traditional” guest bathroom mood board.