All the details on how we created our dream bathroom
We have lived in our home for the last 3.5 years, and after finding out we were expecting, we realized it was time for a little more space to accommodate our growing family. We began the slow process of applying for permits, getting all our ducks in a row, and FINALLY the renovations started...Three days after Liam was born--not the best timing. Fortunately, my parents live 10 minutes away so we moved in with them while the renovations were underway.
One of most exciting and stressful parts of the renovation was being our own designer. We had a vision of what we wanted and checked/rechecked multiple stores to make sure we got it and for a fair price (sometimes to my irritation, my husband is cheap!)
My favourite piece of the bathroom is this beautiful scalloped chandelier from Serena & Lily. I had seen this light in a few other blog posts and fell in love. It was the first purchase I made for this bathroom, and designed the room around it. It adds the perfect amount of light, and is a focal point above the tub. They are having a Black Friday sale and right now it is 25% off!! Run, don't walk!
We decided to go with Delta faucets for both the tub and the sink, and we are so happy with how they looked. My biggest "want" was to have black matte finishes, which at the time was very difficult to find! Luckily, Wayfair and Amazon had a few options for us and we were able to order them online. Here is the link for our sink faucets , our freestanding tub faucet , and our shower faucet and handheld.
I also dreamt about having a stand-alone tub, and we made that happen! We searched for awhile for this piece, as we wanted to make sure it was big enough to fit my husband (who is 6'2). We found one that fit our addition (and him) perfectly! We read online that because the tub was hollow it wouldn't keep the heat in for long and there was a suggestion to insulate it. Acrylic tubs are more cost friendly so buying some moisture resistant insulation worked out great as now when we have a bath the water stays warm the entire time you are in it! There is nothing worse than drawing yourself a bath, and the water getting cold before you even get in! So I would highly recommend doing this if you purchase this tub! (Do not spray foam insulation as apparently it can 'pop' the tub!)
The tile was an easy decision for us, as we both were set on hexagon. We wanted most of the bathroom to be white, as the vanity and the faucets were darker. We purchased our tile for the bathroom and the shower from Centura. One of the hardest things about our bathroom that we had to fight for was having a seamless walkthrough to our shower. It was more difficult, and we had to change a few things in order for it to work, including the tile for the floor which we weren't happy about. In the end it all worked out, the water doesn't get past the glass, and it makes the room feel more fluid!