dream house: the bathroom.
by victoria comment

2/10/15

dream house: the bathroom / sfgirlbybay

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the thing about buying your dream house is that it can be a little weird taking over someone else’s bathroom. it’s such a personal space and when you view houses online, or visit open houses in person, bathrooms can go from being completely wow, to sometimes something much less than ideal. in the back of my mind, i’m thinking “industrial strength cleaner, exists, right?” and trying to keep an open mind. like anything, bathroom styling is so subjective, and while i lean towards something simple, other people prefer their vanities to look more like a hollywood makeup trailer, complete with big huge lightbulb fixtures. me — i prefer an all white bath if i can get it, but when you’re buying a house you quickly realize bathrooms come in all colors, shapes and sizes and you might have to live with that for a while, unless you can renovate right away.

dream house: the bathroom / sfgirlbybay

all white is alright, via the donkey and the carrot.

dream house: the bathroom / sfgirlbybay

art deco bathroom with minty green tiles, via design*sponge.

then there’s those crazy colored tiled bathrooms from the 19230-50’s that can go either way. i think you either embrace the unusual color choices, or do what you can to minimize them. my old bathroom had powder pink and baby blue tile which was just a wee bit precious for me, where jordan’s beautiful bathroom has pink and black tile, which she’s made look great! anna, at door sixteen, is the bathroom makeover queen and has done quite a few renovations, so she’s a great resource for bathroom inspiration on a budget, but with great style. in fact, all of anna’s home renovations give me hope!

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jordan’s pink & black bathroom makeover, via oh happy day!, above and below.

dream house: the bathroom / sfgirlbybay

dream house: the bathroom / sfgirlbybay

vintage-inspired white bathroom, via better homes & gardens.

dream house: the bathroom / sfgirlbybay

baths, l to r: dos family; apartment therapy; houzz; and apartment therapy.

dream house: the bathroom / sfgirlbybay

simple white subway tile home life.

dream house: the bathroom / sfgirlbybay

jenna lyon’s former bathroom, via domino.

dream house: the bathroom / sfgirlbybay

anna’s bathroom renovation, via door sixteen.

dream house: the bathroom / sfgirlbybay

black & white bath, via whiting archictects.

5 responses to “dream house: the bathroom.”

  1. Lovely white and pastel colour scheme! Lots of individual towel hanging spaces are so important when it comes to my own personal bathroom spaces.

  2. One of the first things I did when I moved into my home, even before cleaning up the canned dog food the former renters left on the floor, was change the toilet seats and spray the whole thing down with bleach. It made taking a break from cleaning up the sacks of garage in the front yard a little easier. Trust me on the toilet seats. Have them ready to go :)

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