Basement Bathroom Reveal and the Best Tile of 2018

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When we set out to create a guest bathroom I envisioned a tiny space with a vintage mirror, old school vintage blue tile and white subway tile. Our basement bathroom reveal and the best tile of 2018 is even better.

Black and white tile bathroom with a dresser turned into a vanity and a tall infinity glass shower with white subway tile, now that's a guest bathroom I want to visit!

Everything I had envisioned for this bathroom, minus the white subway tile pretty much got thrown to the curb. The first thing I learned is that I have no vision. But then again, this basement bathroom reveal and the best tile of 2018 turned out to be pretty darn awesome.

 

As always, all photos are by the talented Becky Kimball. Make sure you’re following her on instagram. We adore her!!

I know nothing about construction and every time I looked at the bathroom space I seriously thought it was a little bathroom. 🙂 It’s not. It just felt narrow to me with just boards up and I was struggling to really see the space.

Once the walls were up and we were looking at tile I realized that this was a chance for me to make the space feel bigger and brighter based on my choices.

The original builder of the home made a mistake and dug too deep for the foundation so the basement sports 10 foot ceilings which makes the space feel more like a home than a dark, low basement and I really wanted to capitalize on that.

 

Black and white tile bathroom with a dresser turned into a vanity and a tall infinity glass shower with white subway tile, now that's a guest bathroom I want to visit!

 

We discovered a place called Modern Tile here in Utah that’s the only tile shop we use now.

I have FOMO when making big purchases, this means I look, and look, and look, afraid that I’ll find a better deal, better fitting product or better quality. It’s good because when I finally tell you all about something you know that it’s truly my favorite and you don’t have to do the research, but it’s exhausting for me. 🙂

So, Modern Tile is the best. We learned that although cement tile is popular right now, it’s also the first to wear out, crack, chip and have other issues and no one wants to replace tile. We went with this beautiful, classic black and white and although we originally planned on white grout we switched to a dark grey which matches better but mostly will be easier for me to keep clean.

And that matters to me, you know that it does.

Modern Tile had the best up to date selection and best help as well. Now the question is, what are we going to use for our master bathroom? Ugh, always another project.

 

A white dresser gets new life as a bathroom vanity. We cut out the drawers around the plumbing, still leaving pieces with new sides nailed in to hold things.

 

The vanity is Cade’s creation, he cut the drawers and then added small boards so that the drawers are still useable but also fit around the pipes for the sink. It was a local vintage find so I can’t link up to it, but you should for sure consider just using an old dresser, it was cheaper and looks more unique.

We sealed the entire thing with a water based Poly Urethane so the water won’t ruin the wood. We did 3 coats.

 

The pain color is our true favorite, Sherwin-Williams Simply White Match. We’ve learned way too much about quality with paint as well, so this is from the Emerald Collection and everyone who visits loves it.

We left the walls flat and did an un-tinted white for all of the trim work. It is just enough different that it adds another dimension to the room without being noticeable. The trim work is,

Black and white tile bathroom with a dresser turned into a vanity and a tall infinity glass shower with white subway tile, now that's a guest bathroom I want to visit!

 

I remember visiting a home as a teenager and the guest bathroom had toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo etc all stacked up for guests and I thought that was such a nice touch in case anyone forgot something so we’ve done the same.

 

Our vanity also has blow dryer, razors etc, just in case.

 

Black and white tile bathroom with a dresser turned into a vanity and a tall infinity glass shower with white subway tile, now that's a guest bathroom I want to visit!

 

Black and white tile bathroom with a dresser turned into a vanity and a tall infinity glass shower with white subway tile, now that's a guest bathroom I want to visit!

 

Black and white tile bathroom with a dresser turned into a vanity and a tall infinity glass shower with white subway tile, now that's a guest bathroom I want to visit!

 

Black and white tile bathroom with a dresser turned into a vanity and a tall infinity glass shower with white subway tile, now that's a guest bathroom I want to visit!

 

Black and white tile bathroom with a dresser turned into a vanity and a tall infinity glass shower with white subway tile, now that's a guest bathroom I want to visit!

 

Black and white tile bathroom with a dresser turned into a vanity and a tall infinity glass shower with white subway tile, now that's a guest bathroom I want to visit!

I’ll link up to everything else, but the most important part is truly just that this bathroom is simple, but inviting and it didn’t break the bank at all!

 

Our Go-To Painter- Josh- +18017120191

Vanity –  Local Vintage Shop, but here’s one we found

Lights- Lighting Connection

Mirror – Hobby Lobby 50% off- Similar One on Amazon if you can’t find it at HL

Shelves – Hobby Lobby 50% off – these are similar as the others were gone last we looked

Rugs – Target 30% off

Sink -Kohler

Hand Towel Bar- Moen

Towel Bar

Toilet Paper Holder

Toilet -Home Depot for the best price

Shower Fixtures – Moen

Baskets – Home Goods Clearance Sale

Towels -Target (order online, they usually aren’t in the store)

Hand Towel – Target

Shower Glass- Frameless Glass

Plant – Home Goods

Clear Apothecary Jars 3 Pack – Amazon

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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5 comments on “Basement Bathroom Reveal and the Best Tile of 2018”

  1. Lovely and useful! I saved this page as a bookmark on my browser. Really nice round-up! Thank for sharing.

  2. Here is where I borrowed my basement design for my bathroom. I always visit the blog to check the new updates on the new bathroom floor designs on the market.

  3. Absolutely beautiful. I love the tile. I shopped for it locally and cannot find it. Do you know the manufacturer and the name of the tile?