I am almost more pleased with the new washroom than I was with our new kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I love our kitchen, but with the washroom I wasn’t expecting much of a transformation. I knew that it was a very small space and it would remain a small bathroom, no matter what we did. However, I am impressed at how much the pedestal sink and the clear glass tub door open up the space. It feels so much larger and airier. I still tend to walk by it several times a day, just to take a quick peak inside. Enough of the talking; here are the before and after pictures. I also added a list of the green products we used.
Some of the features highlighted:
|The recessed shower niche was a lot of work for our tiler but we love it. The insert was purchased online from Home Depot.|
|The all around chair rail and bullnose borders add some interest to the finish.|
|Sink and faucet purchased from Home Depot. This smaller sized pedestal sink works great for our space.|
|Elongated water saver toilet and inset metal toilet roll holder.|
|Two mirrored, inset medicine cabinets from Home Depot. Great space savers that balance out and enlarge the bathroom visually.|
|Custom made wooden vent cover held on with magnets.|
|Yup, Martha Stewart Seal Harbor lights from Home Depot.|
|6 x 6 tile and pencil tile to create a faux baseboard. We went with a traditional black door stopper for a country look.|
|Birch White semigloss paint on the door and on the new casing. The black Weiser Troy door knobs and barn hooks installed by Mia.|
The green products we used:
· Toilet - American Standard, Saver Elongated, low-flow toilet. Uses only 4.8L/flush. You might remember our last toilet that used 8 L/flush.
· Bathtub – American Standard, Steel Enamelled tub – Purchased at Lowes. Love the tub! Read about our decision HERE.
· Glass Tub Door – We purchased this great tub door on sale at Home Depot. We love how it finishes off the look and is more environmentally friendly than plastic shower curtains.
· 0 VOC Paint – Purchased at
House. This is our favourite paint and we used it in the rest of our house. Homestead
· Porcelain tiles – Purchased at Home Depot and The Tile Store. Read about it here HERE.
· Cement board – Used it for all the bathroom walls. Read about our decision here HERE.
· Dry Wall Joint Compound - MURCO M 100 – A non-toxic alternative to regular dry-wall compound. Used it to finish off the cement board. Purchased at the EcoResource.