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It’s Finally Completed!
I’m so excited to show off my rental bathroom makeover to you lovely lot. This rental renovation has been a long time coming, I’ve been planning it since we completed our bedroom makeover last year. My husband firmly put his foot down and said this one was not happening until 2020. As soon as it turned 1 January, I whipped out my laptop and started planning and budgeting.
The main reasons this makeover was storage and light. This bathroom is huge and it’s the first one we’ve had a window in. However, even though it’s south-facing, it can feel quite dark in it, especially if the sun is not streaming through. Storage-wise, it was a no brainer. All rentals lack storage and this room was no different. We needed much more storage and that’s what I planned the whole makeover around.
To compare and contrast, here are a few images of what the bathroom looked like before…
So as you can see, very dark and in need of more storage. If was to go for it with this rental bathroom makeover, I would totally paint the tile, bring the blue onto the walls and replace the floor. However, it’s not needed. Lee and I decided it wasn’t important enough for us to spend money on, especially when we want to spend money on other things.
Also, that wall mirror. I feel very rental requires a frameless mirror like this to be in it. This, much like the one in the kitchen needed to go. Along with the sink shelving, that horrible cabinet above the toilet and the towel rail. Finally, we wanted to ensure we got some decorative elements into it, create a design moment where we could.
And with that, here is the after…
This rental bathroom is a little sanctuary right now after this makeover. First, let’s talk about storage. The first thing we did was take that cabinet off from behind the toilet and replaced it with this wooden shelf and white brackets. Originally, I was planning to have two shelves, but the brick is so old, the second shelf fell off the minute we put it up. So for now, one shelf will do nicely to hold my feminine products and to have a styling moment. Next bit of storage was this huge mirror cabinet from Ikea. I had a little cry when it first went up. It’s so big and completely opens up the room. I also love the secret side storage. Perfect for my flannels and toothbrushes.
For decorative storage, I got rid of the old tower cabinet and went for this open storage unit, also from Ikea. I love that I’ve been able to create a styling moment with this unit, as well as being practical. All my seagrass woven baskets are from Amazon and I cannot recommend them enough. Super practical and they look so good! Who said storage has to be boring.
Now it’s time talk styling. Firstly with our shower curtain. I actually have two, one that gets wet and we wash and this gorgeous display one that completely adds texture. I also replaced the shower curtain hooks with these brass ones. Again, adding a styling moment and some warmth.
I really wanted to make ordinary things fun, which is why I invested in this adorable pink pedal bin. It also pulls in the pink from the plant pot that my monstera sits in. Again, it just adds a little bit of fun to a small room. With this fun, I also wanted to feel calm and serene when I was in this space, so I went for this print from Desenio. I love the colours and the warmth it brings.
I can’t help but be in love with this space. It turned out so much better than I imagine. I love being in this space doing my skincare and getting ready to take on the day ahead. What do you think to the rental bathroom renovation?