functional & pretty family bath

This bathroom space was a virtual consult [ what that means in her words further down ] I tackled before the christmas break for some friends of ours. they have 3 [ adorable ] little boys & recently moved onto a house on the farm that was previously owned by lyell's parents. 

their goals were to lighten & freshen up the space with some updated fixtures & materials, as well as make the layout more functional for life with kids & sharing the space. 

after going through a few inspirational images , larissa liking a clean, modern look & lyell being drawn to more of a rustic feel - this space appealed to both of their tastes & we used it as a jumping off point to choose materials & finishes.

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Again, vinyl plank gave them that wood floor look without the maintenance issue + fit into their budget needs , a stacked stone product would be the focal point behind the bath - is a great source for bath fixtures especially to us rural canadian folk since not only do their prices include shipping, they often include all the pieces you need, like this tub filler which would often have to be sourced from another supplier.

after some looking at different options, ikea seemed to be the best fit for their budget and function needs - we opted to use two of this style together to get the double vanity they needed but upgrade the countertop to a DIY wood version to tie more in with their look & be more durable.

the tile in the shower proved the biggest challenge since we had the stone going on the opposite wall - we didn't want the textures to compete so chose a concrete panel product or a concrete larger scale tile to compliment the stone tones. a costco shower surround was the most functional option - but I advised that before putting it together - using a rustoleum spray primer & paint to paint the steel surround black to give it a more custom look. - a simple trick for updating big box store finds + saving on something custom in your budget ;)

The existing layout has a large corner tub as well as a large but single sink vanity & a closet in the space where I chose to put the toilet that isn't used functionally - creating this nook for the toilet creates a sense of privacy & over toilet shelving keeps essentials in reach - the rest can be stored in the more functional vanity drawers & towels can be kept handy near the tub & shower [ baskets, hooks etc ]. An updated electrical outline was also included on the construction plan for the electrician to reference.

Jenaya was just the answer for us! We had all these ideas floating around of what we would love to do with our bathroom but couldn’t narrow it down & didn’t know where to find the stuff - that’s where she was great...
with a few pics & measurements she had a 3D plan whipped up in no time with everything down to the electrical plan listed & where to purchase.
Now its just left to us to tackle & we are so excited to get started & see the transformation! Thanks so much again, Jenaya.
— larissa anderson

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