Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Beach House Bath Remodel- Stunning Before & After

When remodeling our tiny little beach house bathroom, I wanted some kind of WOW factor. When I was looking online for tile, there wasn't much out there in a bright, fun, beachy color. Then I found this aqua tile at Lowe's. How's this for wow?

I wanted a large tile that was relatively quick to put up and didn't have a lot of grout to keep clean. 

The tile is Interceramic Aquarelle Sky Blue. I ordered it online, which is risky, but I absolutely love the color and size of it. 

But before I get into the details, I have to show you the yucky "before" pictures of this dark, tiny bathroom. 

One of the biggest problems with the bathroom aside from the finishes, was the layout.   

The toilet and sink were crowded together, and there was this weird step up when you entered the room. 

We quickly learned when doing the demo that that step was hiding an atrocious amount of plumbing bits and pieces. 

You can see in this picture that the vanity was only about 21" wide. and the toilet was one of those round, short bowls. Not good. Time for an upgrade!

 Everything OUT!

After the demo of the original bathroom and a whole lot of plumbing work, we got to the fun stuff. 

Are you already in disbelief? Me too. 

The cement board and new shower pan went in. Ready for tile!

After grouting the shower tiles, we installed new wood paneling. The beach house was built in 1960, so there isn't any wallboard in the entire house. The paneling really fits with the era of the house.

A couple coats of paint on the paneling and the toilet and sink can go back in. 

I should mention that we ordered this tile eons ago to do the entire downstairs. I love the faux wood, porcelain. It's durable and looks fantastic. The color is like a washed up piece of driftwood. We also used it in our outside shower.



We picked up the sink, faucet and vanity stand at our local Habitat Restore, but they sell them at Lowe's. Here's the link for the stand and the sink basin.

 If you want to see more of our adorable beach escape, go here for the tour!

Loving the color too! Benjamin Moore Seattle Gray.


It's fun making selections for a beach house. I tend to still lean toward keeping it simple, without getting too theme-y. I think it turned out great!


  1. LOVE!!!! Looks great. Might even inspire me to tackle my tiny, dark basement bathroom.

  2. Thanks Angie! We love it too. It was so dark, small and icky down there. Now it's light and airy! I should add a breakdown of the cost...

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