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I am so excited to be sharing the first of several my remodel plans with you today! I have lived in my home for about six years, although it’s been in my family for more like 60 years.

Being that the house is 60 years old, and that there were never any updates made to it, I finally decided it was time. So for the past few months I’ve been pinning and planning and now I’ve hired a contractor and the demo has finally begun. My kids have gotten to know the Property Brothers a little too well and are worried we are going to find mold or ants behind the walls, but I’m hoping we can bypass a lot of the issues that they always seem to have!

Being that this is such a huge undertaking, yes, I hired a contractor and he and his crew will be doing almost all of the work. I’m still tied to a budget, but it’s not the same as if I was going to be DIYing it. In the end I know that I will have a beautiful space to show you, and I plan to be as involved as I can. Think he’ll let me swing the sledgehammer?

I have two bathrooms in my home: one has a tub/shower combo and space for a decent size vanity, and the other is the “Master” and boy oh boy is it tiny!! We are going to try and make the tiny bathroom just a little roomier by enlarging the shower and relocating the linen closet to the pantry. It’s difficult to get good photos of the bathrooms, but as you can see, they are in desperate need of updating.

bathroom 4

bathroom 3

bathroom 2

bathroom 1

Yes that’s right, there’s a pink bathtub. And a blue toilet. Can you see the problem?

Here is my inspiration for both bathrooms:

I love everything in this image. Well except maybe the lime green candle and vase. Am I the only one who thinks that just doesn’t belong?

Here’s my plan:

Small Bathroom Remodel Design Board Yellow Bliss Road

Archie 2 Light from

Turkish Towel Collection in Pewter from Restoration Hardware

Quartz countertops

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray

Caldwell High Arc Faucet from Moen
(and other items from the Caldwell line)

Square undermount sink

White Shaker vanity cabinet

Hardware from D. Lawless

Slate Gray porcelain floors

Hexagon tile in Grecian White for shower floor

Glass Subway tile in Morning Mist

I’d love to hear your thoughts! Do you like the plan? Hate it?

As I mentioned earlier this is a huge remodel so we are demoing two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a pantry. It’s a small house so these spaces are small, but still it’s a crazy amount of “stuff” to manage! I’ll be the one with her head barely bobbing above the water for the next few weeks. If I’m not back soon, send a search party.

Be sure to follow along with the progress on Instagram at #ybrreno

 ***UPDATE! See the completed bathroom makeover HERE!***

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Eleanor says:

    I am demoing my large BR. Very hectic job trying to pick out floor tiles and everything
    But I like your idea of a design board.

  2. Vickie says:

    Hi, we’re remodeling our 3/4 bathroom and plan on using marble from Lowes for shower, and would like to know how your marble is holding up? How often do you seal?

    Have you noticed any discoloration or issues using hexagon on floor? Appreciate any suggestions/insight

    1. Kristin says:

      Hi Vicki, I actually no longer live there, but in the two year after remodeling, it held up great.

  3. Mish says:

    To make your design board what program did you use? Love your choices!

    1. Kristin says:

      Thanks! I used Photoshop to create the mood board.

  4. Dawn says:

    Love the slate gray porcelain floor tiles, what brand are they and where did you purchase? Thank you

  5. Barb says:

    Hi Kristin,

    Can you tell me the details of your vanity? I love white Shaker vanities. Love your colors/choices!

  6. Sharon Conroy says:

    Repose grey is a beautiful grey- soft and pale but not a cold grey. Love your tile selections

  7. natalie says:

    Hi Kristen,
    How did you create the inspiration board?
    Was there an app that allowed you to paste all the photo together like that?

    1. Kristin says:

      Hi Natalie, I put it together in Photoshop.

      1. natalie says:

        Thank you so much!!

  8. Courtney says:

    Love it! Great choices.

  9. Jessica says:

    Gorgeous! Love the neutrals and crisp lines!

    1. Kristin says:

      Thanks Jessica! I can’t wait to share the finished product!

      1. Shelly says:

        Is it finished?

  10. Sarah says:

    I love this colour scheme.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thanks Sarah, I’m really excited about it!

  11. Lisa P says:

    Stunning! Check out S/W Agreeable Grey and Sea Salt paint…they would look amazing as well.

  12. Heather @ The Caterpillar Years says:

    Gorgeous! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!!

  13. Kristen says:

    I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to see. It will be gorgeous!