Today is the day! Today we kick off another One Room Challenge! If you are curious still as to what that is – check out this post for a full description. Things are a tiny bit different this time around considering the conditions with covid19 – we are starting a month later than planned and our organizer has graciously given us 8 weeks to finish instead of the usual 6. So, are you curious what room we are tackling?? Well, lucky for you, you don’t have to wait any longer!
This season we are excited to makeover our master bathroom! A room that has been a thorn in my side since we moved into this house 19 years ago. We have done several small ‘updates’ of this space, but we’ve never really taken care of the blaring problems that annoy us the most. So, that’s what we’re doing this time around.
What are those problems?? Well, first and foremost is the fact that the sink part of our bathroom is OPEN to the master bedroom. I know we are not the only ones with this design in their homes. It seems to have been very popular in the 80s when our home was built. Not sure why. We are brainstorming ideas to remedy this!
Next problem?? That terrible sink and coutertop. It’s the same as the one we just removed in our second bathroom. Another 80s gem for sure. (ignore the dirty mirror please :))
Other problems?? The massive mirror, which I have love/hate feelings for. And, the terrible hollywood lights.
This will not be a total gut-job. We considered that but we just didn’t want to make that big of an investment for a home we’re not planning on keeping forever. We are planning to keep the whole project under $1000. But, don’t worry, it will look completely different when we are finished and all of the problems will be no more!
Not pictured in these before pics is the shower/toilet area to the right of the sink area. We updated that are several years ago by removing the tub and tiling the shower area. It might get a little bit of a spruce up (depending on time) to make the whole space mesh together, but again, no major overhaul.
I would love for you to follow along! I will be posting an update every Thursday until the challenge is complete. If you want to be sure not to miss an update sign-up to receive an email every time I post (box to the right of this blog post), follow me on Facebook or Instagram. If you’re following on Instagram be sure to watch stories where I will be giving you a behind the scenes look of the progress and the process.
Also, be sure to check out all the others joining in this challenge! There are featured designers that are sure to knock your socks off with their rooms, and guest participants like myself that will be working hard and wowing you as well! Enjoy!
I’ve never understood the sink in the bedroom trend. We have the updated 90’s trend of no bathroom door which is another head scratcher. Why?!?!?! Following along for sure!
Such a strange trend for sure! Thanks for following along, it’s going to be fun!
Jen @ JENRON DESIGNS says
You have a great vision it is going to look great. I know those Hollywood lights are not the most flattering fixtures for bathrooms but I am sure you will find a great replacement!
Thanks Jen! I will say lighting has been my biggest challenge. I have several ideas, might have to put it to a vote. 🙂
Tina Bousu says
Looking forward to seeing what you do here!
Thanks! It’s going to be fun!
Nice! I’ve come across a few houses with this layout and always found it interesting – especially when the area around the sink is carpeted! I’m excited to see what you end up doing 🙂
Oh yes! Thankfully ours was not carpeted but still an interesting design! HA!
I’m so looking forward to what you do with this bathroom! Mine is in dire need of a makeover, too.
Thanks Carrie! We have put off doing this space for far too long!
Nicole Nigg says
Can’t wait to see how your progress. I’m redoing my master bathroom for the ORC too!!
Thanks! Awesome! I will definitely check it out!
Corinna - TheBohoAbode says
Oooh there’s so much potential! I love a good bathroom makeover and can’t wait to see yours!
Thanks! I’m excited to get going!
Jennifer Griffin says
I’m sure closing that off will make a HUGE difference! Excited to see what you come up with!
Thanks! Yes, I think that will be a big improvement!
My parents’ home has the same situation – with carpet! I think it’s like when cars used to be so fluid in their lines then came the 80’s and everything went boxy. ha! I am excited to follow and cheer you on my friend!
Thanks for following along! I’m thankful we do not have carpet in here! Carpet in the bathroom might be a worse idea than no door.:)
Lindsey from Hilltown House says
Good luck! I’d love to ask people from the 80’s why they wanted their sink outside their bathroom and see what they would say LOL
Haha! Right? Like who even came up with that idea in the first place? Thanks!
I can’t wait to see what you do!! It’s definitely an 80s bathroom right now, but it’s going to look amazing when you’re done!
Thanks! Anything would be an improvement! 🙂
Excited to following along with your process for the space. I am sure it will be beautiful. Happy to be participating for the first time.
Thanks for following along! It’s really a fun challenge!
I don’t blame you for wanting to tuck the sink into an actual enclosed bathroom – I would want that as well. Good luck on your room – can’t wait to see it!
Thanks! Yes, that will definitely be an improvement!
Sherry Denise Cole says
I can’t wait to see what you do with this bathroom. I will be following along.
Thanks for following along! It should be fun!
Oh fun! I’m excited to see what you come up with. I’m just refreshing my bathroom too!
Thanks! Looking forward to following along with your refresh too!
Denise! This is such a great space to work on because it will make a difference to your every day life! You must be so excited! I love that huge sink and mirror area you have to work with and know you will figure out a great solution for it! So excited to follow along and see your progress – we have two bathrooms to remodel but they always get pushed down the list, I need some inspiration to get moving on them! Good luck and happy to be doing this with you!
I’m so excited! This has been on our list since the day we moved in but has been put off many times haha! Thanks for following along! So glad to be doing this challenge together!