AFTER: The $1,000. (or so) Bathroom Makeover
The master bathroom renovation has been done for a while—we've been intending on posting these after photos for some time! Plus, we're still adding some small finishing touches.

If you want the background story, you can read the Before Story as well as an In Progress Story that has much of the product and paint information. I've also posted the "before" photos here for an instant comparison.

Enjoy the tour!




















We'll be installing a glass tile backsplash to protect the wall behind the sink (sample shown below). We don't want something to contrast and stand out, and this provides a nice texture and light reflection without making too much of a statement.





Although it was “temporary”, I'm not sure how we lived with this:




We created the stepped storage unit by cutting 2 of the 3 MOLGER Shelving Units in Birch that we bought at IKEA (It reminds me of spa teak!). We decided on the stepped design so the shelving unit didn't appear so solid and dominating against that wall. We also chose "open" shelving for the same reason. It graduates nicely to just below sink height. Check out how Christopher created this clever "IKEA Hack" here.

Because of the weird configuration of pipes behind the sink, we were unable to accommodate what is supposed to be a second drawer on this GODMORGON sink cabinet. So, we removed the bottom drawer, cut a piece out of the bottom to accommodate the pipes, and simply used more of the storage bins to hold everything. 


I'm looking forward to getting some of these apothecary-style storage jars for the shelves:


(Image from Crate and Barrel)







Love the GRUNDTAL stainless steel hangers that come in packs of 2.

 Towel bar is the "Latitude" II Satin Nickel hardware from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Towels shown are the Organic Woodgrain Towel from West Elm







Print from All Posters—art by Rex Ray

Branch shower curtain from CB2 is no longer available, but these are cool alternatives:
Fan Coral from CB2
Tree from Urban Outfitters or BBB
Tuuli by Merimekko


We're very happy with it.
It's clean, uncluttered, looks refreshing, and it didn't cost a fortune.

On to the next project!


October 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Tina Ramchandani said...
Love what you've done with this bathroom. The amount of storage you've added is amazing and it looks very peaceful and spa-like!
xTina (from BYW)

October 20, 2012 at 9:51 AM  
OpenID hauswitch said...
I love this! I just did a (way lower budget) bathroom makeover myself, and I'm in Somerville and BYW bootcamp too!

October 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...
Thank, you Tina! Great to be classmates, too!
-- Jodi

October 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...
Thank you, hauswitch! Is it on your blog - I'll check it out. And what a small world—our blogs have "haus" in them, we live in the same town and are BYW classmates! I think great,like minds may need to meet one day!
-- Jodi

October 20, 2012 at 2:35 PM  
OpenID hauswitch said...
It IS on my blog! I agree- a coffee date sometime may be written in the stars haha!

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Christopher Scott and Jodi Vautrin are the husband and wife team behind Ourhaus, where they chronicle their adventures in home improvement, decorating and travel. After purchasing a unique loft space just a few miles north of Boston, they began photographing and writing about their projects and it blossomed into a creative outlet and platform.

When they’re not home improving, Jodi spends her days as a freelance creative director & designer with a focus on user interface and interactive design, and is an entrepreneur at heart. She serves on the board of AIGA Boston as Vice President of Emerging Ideas & Events.

In his professional life, Christopher is the Technology Director for a multi-service ad agency based in Harvard Square. In his private life, he enjoys tinkering in all its forms, whether it's rebuilding the Ourhaus home network (again), fooling himself into thinking he knows how to fix home appliances, or trying to unravel the mysteries of the guitar. He also flies planes, performs open heart surgery and sings at bar mitzvahs (though not all at the same time).

They share their “haus” with their adorable, highly food-motivated chocolate lab, Lucy.