Sunday, 29 September 2013


Our bathroom is done!  Actually, it was done a few months ago but we have been busy with life and couldn't get the pictures together and the post completed. Happy to say that we're back and blogging again.  

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 Homestead House. This is our favourite paint and we used it in the rest of our house. 
·         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.

....and off to the next project, rebuilding the deck.


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