We’re over halfway finished with our basement bathroom renovation and things are starting to get fun! The heated floor tile is finished, the shower floor tile is complete, and now we’re working on tiling the shower walls. We’re hoping to wrap up tile this week, then things will begin to move pretty quickly. I figured an update was in order! Ready to see how the space currently looks? Click through for the latest progress report…
*Although this particular post is NOT sponsored, I am a Lowe’s partner. All content, ideas, and words are my own.
As a reminder… this is where the bathroom started (pictured below). Click here to see all of the before images and my design plan.
Things are moving right along and I can finally start to see my vision coming together. That’s the best feeling! We’ve covered up the heated floor tile with plastic masking and drop cloth to protect it while we’re working on installing the gorgeous marble wall tile.
The shower floor is also almost finished (we still need to grout)! It’s stunning nero marble hex tile, pictured below, that perfectly slopes into the drain. That is also covered up for protection, while the space is under construction. I’m anxiously awaiting the day I can uncover everything!
If you’re wondering where the shower niche is… surprise!! There isn’t one. It was an intentional design decision to use a shower ledge for products instead of a niche. I wanted this small shower to feel really clean and minimal, since the ceiling height is pretty low (it’s in the basement, after all). In the below image, you’ll notice the half wall that wraps around. Two pieces of stone or tile will rest on top of the half wall, below the shower trim and shower glass. It’s about six inches deep and should provide plenty of surface area for shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and other bath products.
This shower layout was actually inspired by our recent trip to the Pulitzer in Amsterdam. Our hotel room, located in a historic row house was tiny, but beautiful. The small bathroom accommodated a skinny shower that was functional and made the bath seem larger than it actually was. Obviously our aesthetic is a bit different- a little more bold and colorful, but this bathroom really inspired me- especially for the floor plan. I’ll drop an image below, so you can see what I’m talking about…
I also started unboxing other fun things we’ll be ready to install soon… like this amazing shower head! I went with polished nickel plumbing fixtures from the Moen Weymouth collection this time around. They have a nice, classic traditional look.
Another unexpected item arrived in the mail this week. I had every intention of finding a vintage rug for the space, but struck out (which never happens to me). I spent HOURS scouring the internet and Etsy… and even my previous roundups, with zero luck. I struggled to find the right size and color palette. It was honestly tricky to match our blue vanity. I ended up finding this incredible wool rug (in size 2’x3′) on the Lowe’s website, of all places. It’s gorgeous in person! It’s like it was made for this room. I’m actually using it for paint color inspiration as we speak. I’m thinking of incorporating some of the warm neutrals.
In case you missed our basement bath project intro video, watch it in this post… we talk about our goals, things we’re excited for, a few encounters we expected to run into, and more.
So, that’s the latest! I’ve been trying to share a lot on IG stories and have created a highlight reel- in case you missed anything. It has been a busy few weeks over here at our house, but the basement bath is shaping up and our hard work is paying off! What do you think? Have any questions so far? Leave them for me in the comment section below… you know I love hearing from you! I’ll continue to share as we progress.