In many homes, including my own, builders will often keep costs down by using the same layout and materials in multiple rooms. In my case, the ensuite and the main bathroom were created equal. My preference is for each room to have its own appeal so I made a few changes to create different looks without a complete redo. When we purchased the home 14 years ago the cabinets were solid wood and in great shape so we opted to paint rather than replace. Initially we remodelled the main bathroom starting with new paint called Summer Shower by Benjamin Moore. The cabinet was painted in Cloud White and the pink and purple Arborite countertop was covered with a white ceramic tile. We also removed the laminate flooring and tiled the floor with a 12×12 ceramic tile.
Since then, the bathroom has been updated once again with fresh paint, new sink and faucet, new light fixture and a bevelled subway tile feature wall.The cabinet was painted in Flint by Benjamin Moore and new cabinet pulls were added. Flint is a deep rich colour perfect for rooms with strong blue undertones.The back wall was tiled in a bevelled white subway to add dimension and contrast in the room. The remaining walls were painted in Heron White by Benjamin Moore. I opted for a sleek frameless mirror made to size.
On the window ledge there are 4 vintage canning jars that hold a few bathroom necessities.
For my ensuite, we painted the cabinet in Raindance by Benjamin Moore and the floor was tiled in white ceramic penny sized hexagon tiles.The counter was replaced with quartz and the lower portion of the walls were tiled using a white ceramic subway. The upper portion of the walls were painted in Heron White. I purchased brackets for a swivel mirror and had this square mirror made to the dimensions best suited for the room.
New sink, a goose neck faucet and decorative items to add flair. Of course no woman’s bathroom would be complete without a makeup mirror. I decided on the inexpensive accordion style Frack Mirror from Ikea.
Same layout, same cabinet three totally different looks.