If you have been following my blog for a while you know that my basement bathroom has undergone quite the transformation. I thought it was time to do an update as it is *almost* complete. I guess it is complete, I am just second guessing my mirror shape and size. Forgive the lighting, this room has zero natural light and is a skinny room, so its incredibly hard to photograph.
It originally had been roughed in for a corner shower stall that faced into the bedroom. Which is totally awesome for those who like to lay in bed while someone showers literally two feet away from their face. I didn’t like the bathroom sitting in the middle of the bedroom and the layout also doesn’t work when guests are visiting. This is the only bathroom on this floor so anyone hanging out in the family room would have to walk through the guest room to use the bathroom, which doesn’t give any privacy to visiting grandparents and friends with everyone trooping through there.
To solve the issue we built a wall to separate the two rooms, making a separate bathroom and bedroom. I love having the rooms separate, and love having a large shower and another bathroom in the house.
My biggest regret is not adding in a bench to the shower. It wouldn’t work with the shower base we had, and for some reason we didn’t look into other options? Regardless, I used a garden stool so you can sit in the shower, or simply have a place to place your foot for easier shaving. I love having it in here! As an added bonus, if you hate having it in there, you can move it out.
A close up shot of the tile detail. We used a 12×12 sheet of mosiac tile and cut it into 3″ strips. This way we got a little accent band at a fraction of the cost. Just a little glass and stone bling to add to the white subway tile.
And as an added fun touch, there is a basket with extra toilet paper and towels. Because this basement bathroom doesn’t get used often, I like to have an extra stash hanging around. I found this lime green toilet paper from Renova and thought it was too fun to resist putting in this bathroom. Its always a bit surprising for guests, and even my kids are entertained by it. Green toilet paper? Red inside? Its a really fun concept.