Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Small Cottage Bathroom Gets a Makeover



This little cottage bathroom, featured in BHG, didn't always look this pretty and serene. Here's the "before:"



You can see it was a challenging space with the sloping ceilings and the washer and dryer plopped in the middle of the room. Now the laundry area is discreetly tucked away:



And look at all these shelves they added for storage:




P.S. If you love old Cary Grant movies as much as I do, then check out the post about Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House over at Hooked on Houses today.

47 comments:

  1. I love what they did with that bathroom. It is so cute!

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  2. Wow, they really packed a lot of storage into that teeny space! And it's so pretty too. I have my own tiny bathroom issues, so thanks for this, Julia--I have a couple of new ideas now.

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  3. Love this! I've been wanting to do beadboard and shelves in my laundry closet exactly like the picture above. Thanks for posting this.

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  4. Just Lovely!! You can't go wrong with beadboard in my book! Love the way you hid the washer/dryer and you have a shelf to boot!

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  5. I really want this bathroom! it's full of charm,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  6. Love what they did with the bathroom...great storage ideas!

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  7. Now that's a makeover! Those baskets with the lining...I want them!! And what a great solution for the laundry.

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  8. wow what a dreamy bathroom, and that organization! Wicker baskets are simply the best!

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  9. So pretty! What a great use of the space!

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  10. Oooo...what a great transformation!!!

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  11. Thanks for this post. My motivation to do something with my laundry has been waning...this makes me want to get started on it right away!
    Angex

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  12. My house could really use a make over like this in the ensuite. I don't know that white is the best choice for us though. Dark hair for all of us and a black dog can leave quite a trail behind. I would be sweeping constantly.

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  13. Beautiful. Beadboard, white, and pedestal sinks some of my favorites.

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  14. It's very much like Sarah's little powder room makeover at A Beach Cottage! She's ahead of the design curve, I tell you. :-)

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  15. Beautiful ... beadboard transforms any room!

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  16. This is a fantastic makeover, and goes to show that you don't need to make major changes to have major impact. Just hiding the washer & dryer is a fantastic idea that's a huge improvement, plus it creates a large surface to put things on. And all the shelving is fantastic!!

    Kelly

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  17. Sloped ceiling really are a pain in the backside. I bump my head every Saturday when I have to vacuum upstairs. They look cool though :)

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  18. Hi !
    I just discover your blog, it's wonderful ! I'm adding it in my fav's and I'll visit it everyday.
    Happy Thanksgiving !

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  19. Very impressive makeover. The transformation is stunning, I love the new look. The mirror is absolutely gorgeous, any idea where it's from?

    Have a lovely weekend
    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

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  20. No idea where the mirror comes from, but they might mention it on the Better Homes and Gardens website that I found it on (bhg.com). -Julia

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  21. Oh, I do love Mr. Grant. Of course, tonight I'll be watching It's a Wonderful Life instead. We always do just after Thanksgiving. It kicks off our Christmas season just perfectly.

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  22. Hi, this bathroom is beautiful:)I have a question about walls- it's a panel wood or plastic panel?

    anita

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  23. Anita K--
    Sorry, but I'm not sure about the walls. You might go to Better Homes & Gardens' website to see if there's more detail about this room there (bhg.com). -Julia

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  24. I never cared for white but I have to say this do-over looks beautiful. It makes me want to redo my half bath in those colors. I like the soft blue and tan hues for accent colors.

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  25. I am trying to find this bathroom at BHG but no luck so far. I would love to get some more details about it, it is gorgeous. Do you have the link to the page on BHG?

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  26. Sorry, Marianne, but it looks like they took it down. I couldn't find it, either. When I originally saw it, it was on their front page, but that was several months ago.

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  27. What an amazing makeover, I love it!

    By the way... thanks for entering my giveaway!

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  28. I remember seeing this and loving it the first time I saw it! Beadboard and white-don't think you can ever go wrong with that combo!

    blessings
    mary

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  29. Fabulous inspiration there, just so fresh and clean looking but there is so much packed into a small space.

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  30. Forget about the bathroom.. can you do my whole beach house!11 love it all!!

    Cat

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  31. So flattered you're following me! I'm not nearly as interesting as YOU, but what can I say? :)

    I'm so happy I found your blog(s)!

    xoxo

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  32. This bathroom is such great inspiration for my own renovation coming up. Thanks for sharing the photos!

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  33. how did i miss this one? it's amazing! i'm tucking away for later for sure!

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  34. Charming and exceptional blog~ beautiful finds, decor and writing!!
    mindywilson.scentsy.us Delicious Scents and Safe too!!

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  35. Hi Julia! Oh, this is just the nicest little bathroom. I love those shelves and the laundry machines behind the little curtain! I'm a sucker for beadboard.
    Thank you so much for your visit and I thank you too for all your posts on HOH! Love it.
    Merry Christmas to you, Dear One!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  36. Wow, my master bath needs a makeover! Very nice!!

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  37. So beautiful.

    Merry Christmas Julia!!

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  38. Hi Julia! I absolutely LOVE your blog. I was wondering if you could suggest any great sites that have larger cottage house plans? My husband and I are wanting to build eventually and I'm just not finding the "one"! Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :)

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  39. oh how i would juts love this bathroom. love. love. love it!!!

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  41. i really love the bathroom makeover!!!

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