Saturday, May 29, 2010

Basement Bathroom

I received a nice surprise yesterday. A friend called to tell me she had seen my basement bathroom in Real-Life Kitchen and Baths – a special interest magazine by Meredith publications.

Real-Life Kitchen and Baths / Photographer - Bryan McCay
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

For those of you who have been followers for a while, you might recognize this story as a rerun of an article which appeared in the winter 2009 edition of Better Homes and Gardens’ Kitchen and Bath Makeovers.

Real-Life Kitchen and Baths

Real-Life Kitchen and Baths / Photographer - Bryan McCay
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

This bathroom was part of an overall basement remodel which also included a sitting area, bedroom and storage.

Better Homes and Gardens / Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications


Better Homes and Gardens /  Photographer - John Bessler
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

We wanted a space which would be suitable for guests as well as serve the needs of our family. Although this bathroom is a fairly small space, we took our time planning out every detail. We began by listing everything we wanted, regardless of cost.

Real-Life Kitchen and Baths

Real-Life Kitchen and Baths / Photographer - Bryan McCay
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

This helped us decide what was most important and where we could save money. One of the compromises we made was the shower. Our first choice was a tiled shower, complete with glass doors. Because this is a guest bathroom, we opted instead for a shower insert surrounded by tile and a shower curtain I made from Amy Butler fabric and quilting fabric.

Real-Life Kitchen and Baths

Real-Life Kitchen and Baths

We also stayed on budget by purchasing the hexagon marble floor tiles from Ebay and the towel bar, faucet, and medicine cabinet on sale from Restoration Hardware.

Real-Life Kitchen and Baths / Photographer - Bryan McCay
Stylist - Donna Talley - Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

Real-Life Kitchen and Baths / Photographer - Bryan McCay
Stylist - Donna Talley, Regional Editor and Producer for Meredith Publications

Overall, we have remained very pleased with our choices. Our family and friends seem to always ask if they can stay longer the next time they come. I guess this means all our patience and planning were well worth the effort!

35 comments:

Sue said...

Congrats on being featured in the magazine. This bath looks great! Love the color choices and the simplicity of it all. I'm new to your blog and enjoy visiting.
:-) Sue

Anita said...

I remember seeing this bathroom. At the time I had no idea it was your bath! But I remember loving the storage insert you made. I've always wanted to replicate that. The green reminds me of the color I used in our old house.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the whole redo, Stacy! I love the shower curtain and the green your brought in. The sitting area is great and I think the white works so well here.

House of Smith's said...

Wow... congratulations. It looks FABULOUS, and you deserve the amazing credit that you reap from all this hard work.
:)
Shelley

Pine Tree Home said...

Like the redo. I am thinking about upgrading to pedestal sink...just worry where all the stuff goes. Our bath is very small!

Katie said...

Congrats! The bathroom and sitting room look great!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow...love this renovation. Doesn't at all feel like a basement...just beautiful. I especially love the bench just inside the doorway.

Merrie said...

Congratulations on the honor! It was completely deserved. Your basement is gorgeous and I love, love, love that shower curtain you made!

Laura said...

How exciting! What a beautiful space you've created.

Laura @ along for the ride

Marcus Design said...

Congrats on being featured, how great! Your bathroom turned out beautifully, I love the color palette.
Nancy

mishebe said...

Wow, u should be giddy and proud to be in a magazine.. LOVE the shower curtain. You have a Awesome house!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I have that magazine and remember this piece!!! Congrats!!

Wonderful renovation all around from the bathroom to all the other parts of that space!!!

Blessings to you,
Lana in Huntsville, AL

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malia said...

How fun! Congrats

Katie said...

Beautiful!

sarah said...

Wowzers!! So pretty and fresh looking! Great job!

Mama Zen said...

Congratulations!

It looks beautiful.

Holly said...

It is a gorgeous bathroom. There are a few great tips I need to use in our guest bath...it is about the same size and i too added a pedestal sink to help the space seem larger. Really beautiful. Congrats on another feature.

redtedart said...

Oh my, your bathroom looks GORGEOUS! Wish my house was pretty enough to go in a magazine!!

Robyn said...

The colors in your bathroom make me so happy! It's such a GORGEOUS ROOM and so well planned!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Congratulations on being featured in the magazine. The room looks amazing!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Beautiful bath, and love the shower curtain! Jackie

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Sandy said...

Great job on the bathroom, lots of detail and thought put into it. Congrats on being featured in the magazine.
Sandy

Suzanne said...

I remember seeing (and LOVING) this in the magazine. It's a really pretty bathroom~well done!

Becolorful said...

Congrats to you. If THEY think its good then you know it's good.
Pam

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Yeah for you! Very classy! Very lovely! (I'm very jealous!)

Design Ingenue said...

Is this magazine on the newsstands currently? Would love to get a copy.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

One of my favorite makeovers ever! Love all the details. Congrats on the mag!

Amy

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Congratulations on the feature! I can see why - this space is beautiful! I love everything you've done. If you hadn't told us, I would never have guessed it was a basement. :)

maren said...

Do you remember where you got the medicine cabinet? I love it!

Red Door Home said...

The medicine cabinet came from Restoration Hardware.

maren said...

Hey thanks! One more question. Do you know if it's the small size or the large? I'm trying to design my bathroom on a similar look, and want something that looks similar to what you have. The sizes I see at the Restoration Hardware site for that cabinet are:
Small: 22"W x 7-1/2"D x 25-1/4"H
Large: 27"W x 8"D x 31-3/4"H
Thanks for your time!

Red Door Home said...

The medicine cabinet I used in my bathroom was the large size.

Style Sisters said...

Gorgeous! Inspirational! I love love this whole transformation. Love all your posts!

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