Hello hello! Although I haven’t taken a break from real estate, I’ve taken quite a break from this blog. After a year plus vacation from writing, I’m excited to share again. Today, rather than focusing on something directly related to real estate, I wanted to write about something more personal – our bathroom remodel in our Glen Carbon home. As a broker, I get so many ideas going into all my clients’ beautiful homes. I pretty much always have a project going on. In 2021 we decided to take our main floor guest bathroom and kids’ bathroom from builder grade – think neutral tile floor and a one-piece plastic shower surround – to a space with more natural light and LOTS of personality.
As with most projects, I started by spending an excessive amount of time on Pinterest and Instagram and polling my real estate/design buddies for their thoughts (shout out to Erika Aldridge and Diane Rieger … love you guys). The first thing that I decided I wanted to do was a tile shower with vertical black tile. I LOVE white showers – they are clean, modern, and classic, but they are also very popular, and I wanted this space to be more unusual. Laying tile vertically felt modern and I was excited to find an extra-long, black matte tile on Wayfair.
I think the thing I was most excited about and still am, was adding a window. Having natural light is nothing short of wonderful. The sun comes up on that side of our house, and when the bathroom door is open, the light from the new window comes all the way into the great room, eating area, and even the kitchen. I am 100% grateful we decided to install a window in this space, and bonus, I can have live plants in that room now too.
Once I committed to a black shower, I started looking for the perfect floor. When I saw these hexagon tiles, I was sold – they were different and interesting, and I wanted this space to be a bit funky.
After deciding the bathroom shower would be black, and the floor would be black and white, I choose to stick with those colors primarily, and add in other colors with art, towels, fixtures and other accessories.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into our home and my most recent design project. I appreciate you visiting my blog! I would love to hear how you are living in your home and what projects are on your radar. As always, I’m happy to chat with you about what makes sense for resale and how to get top dollar for your home.