Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The room you’ve never seen

Dun dun dunnnnn. That sounded a bit ominous right?

I shared a bit of of this space back when I showed you how to switch out your door knobs but other than that I don’t think it’s a room I’ve ever shown on the blog. Mainly because I’ve hardly touched it for years now.

But I’ve been planning some big changes to this space for the past year or so, so I figured it was time to share the current pics (and some of my plans!). I decorated this room about eight years ago now – I honestly can’t remember if I did this when I was pregnant with our boy or if I did it after, but either way it’s been awhile and it’s looked the same since.

My stepdaughter also used this space for a long time and our guests use it too – I’m sure they appreciate the little touches I added. ;) This is one of those spaces that is not at all what I would do now but I’m proud of it and it brings back really sweet memories. It was done early on, just a couple years after moving into our home and every bit of it was done with love. (All of the rooms in our house are but the kid’s spaces give my heart that extra tug.)

I painted the walls a pretty yellow and the ceiling the same blue as the Bub’s room:

Bear with me on the lighting in here – it’s pretty horrible and the yellow walls don’t help. More on that later. :)

I installed the crown molding – the “cheater” way I showed you here – and a wall of beadboard as well:

No idea why I stopped with the one wall. I must have gotten tired.

I framed out the mirror with wood trim and went a little stencil crazy:

For a long time there was a little Goodwill medicine cabinet where the “E” is now but I replaced it about a year ago. I think that’s the one update I’ve made in all these years.

I added little touches like a little DIY towel hook and some letters in the shower room with what are supposed to be bubbles on them but have always looked like paw prints:

 kid bathroom towel hooks kid bathroom art

But there’s a big issue with this bathroom that I thought I would love at first. The whole separation thing – one “room” with the vanity and one with the toilet and shower – has not worked out well.

In fact, it drives me a little crazy. :) This isn’t a small bathroom (not very wide but it is long) but it feels SO tight because it’s broken into two spaces. That back room with the shower is so dark and small, we pretty much hate being in there:

I thought the separated rooms was so unique when we built the house, but within months I was cursing it.

So…I have a plan. The easy stuff first! I want to do one of two things to the vanity area -- cut down the countertop and place a tall, painted hutch or something similar there for storage. Or extend the vanity and make it twice as big. As of a couple years ago our cabinet design was still being produced, so I could just add on to the ones that are there. We chose one sink when we built and only need one – but for resale (someday, long time from now) I think adding another one may be worth it. I just need to see how much of a pain that would be.

One thing I know – I’ve wanted to paint the cabinets a navy blue for some time now, and Megan’s vanity convinced me:

navy blue vanity

Jen’s navy blue looks great too, I’m pretty sure this is the direction I’ll go:

navy blue vanity

I also considered a kelly green, but I think the dark blue is calling my name. :)

I want the vinyl floors gone and right now I’m planning on the laundry room tile instead:

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It was crazy affordable and I LOVE how it looks.

Of course the wall color will change, but I have no idea what it will be just yet.

But there’s a couple biggies I’d like to add too. One is a window above the shower. I know windows and showers don’t always mix, but I’m thinking a long, skinny one well above the shower, just to allow some natural light in this space. That back area especially is so dark and dreary. Are windows near showers asking for trouble?

And THEN…about a year ago I saw this photo in This Old House and I haven’t gotten it out of my head since:

taking down wall in bathroom

It’s hard to tell from the little before photo, but it was a similar set up as ours. This bathroom is much wider than ours, but the idea is the same. They took down the wall between the two rooms and opened it up – LOVE it. I like that this one shows the difference taking down that wall made without adding a window too – maybe we wouldn’t add one? (Adding a window is a big deal, at least it seems like it.)

And then I saw this bathroom at Houzz the other day and it made me even more determined to take down that wall:

taking down wall in bathroomtaking down wall in bathroom

I can’t even believe the difference it makes! That bath is a very similar size as ours and it looks twice as big without that wall.

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to knock down a wall in our house. I blame the DIY Network. This may be my chance to do just that! I’m giddy at the thought. :)

For the most part I’ve not focused on the rooms in our home that are supposed to bring more value – the kitchen and bathrooms. I’ve had big plans for our kitchen for awhile but I don’t know when it will happen, and our bathroom is totally functional so I’ve never made it a priority. And I know it will not be cheap! But I’m starting to get an itch to update these spaces – I think it must be the ten year itch. :)

Do you have a separated bathroom like ours? Do you love it or hate it? Any windows in the shower people who want to chime in?

 

P.S. The pin it button is now on all of my photos but I ask you visit the original source to pin from there.

59 comments:

  1. I think that is an Emily Ley print in Jen's bath. She has such gorgeous decor items!

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  2. We have a separated bath (and two sinks) and we LOVE it! The layout is a little different, but when we bought our house, that was one of the big things we wanted, and here's why: We have a lot of kids (6) and it is sooo nice to be able to have one using the toilet/taking a shower while the other ones can wash their hands/brush their teeth, etc. But I can totally see how it's not necessary when there is just one kiddo using the bathroom regularly. Also, we do have a window in both "rooms" which helps them feel bigger and brighter.

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  3. Oh, I love the photo inspiration! That is gorgeous, especially the arch! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  4. I'm all for knocking down a wall or two! Go for it! I cant wait to see the results.

    http://absolutedoll.blogspot.com <3

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  5. We have the exact same bathroom and I agree the back room is dark and unappealing. However I have teens of the opposite sex that share the bathroom and they like the ability to close the shower/toilet off for privacy. We did replace the vinyl with tile (love your laundry room tile better than the plain 4 by 4's we used). I love the idea of painting the vanity blue too.

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  6. Myself, personally, I would not add the window in the shower area. 1) Cost and major redo on walls, etc. 2) mold and mildew from the steam and moisture. We had one and I hated it. It tends to ruin the wood.....and a building nightmare. Save yourself some grief and sickness....stay away from the added window...
    novadeb52@gmail.com

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  7. the home we are building has a separate bath. however, i'm loving the look of taking down the wall the separates them and opening up the whole space… ;)

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  8. i am all for windows with showers. every house i've lived in (southern ca) has had one. not only does it brighten the space, but if it's able to open, a little fresh air while scrub-a-dubbing is always nice. (not to mention fresh air when using cleaning products to scrub-a-dub the bathroom, in general.)

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  9. One of the bathrooms in my parents house is long and narrow. The toilet is located on the right, followed by the sink and washing machine on the left and a built in shower at the end. We have a window in the shower and I love it - however we have added a frosted film on it (or I would never have showered there). It brings in the light without having people looking it. Oh, and we also have frosted film on the glass shower doors so that two people can use the bathroom at once.

    I totally agree with wanting to open it up.Especially after seeing that Houzz picture. And painting the the cabinets navy blue will look great. I cannot wait to see the progress adn results!

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  10. THANK YOU; I know have hope. :) We have a separated bathroom like this in our hall with no windows, but the tub/toilet placement is opposite. So when you walk in you see the toilet, and the tub is to the side. I've never liked it because it's SO dark and cramped. I've thought about a way to open it up a little, but due to the tub/shower placement it's not really feasible right now. Oh, and because of that layout it's even narrower. We too have the yellow walls, but I'm thinking about moving to a light blue or grey to bring it down a bit and go with my newly painted dark grey/blue vanity.

    Love your thoughts on this, and hoping to incorporate some of them soon.

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  11. Love the inspiration pictures. We have a separated bath, that is the girls (when they are home now). It has double sinks and equal cabinets (shared drawer space as well). I love them separate for the same reason as a previous commenter. The space can be used by two at the same time. On more than one occasion one would be drying her hair/putting on makeup while the other was showering (toilet was that big a deal since we have others ;-) The sink area also opens up into the hall and one bedroom (doors on either end).

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  12. Love the idea of taking down the wall and adding the arch. Instead of a window in the shower (which is, indeed, a nightmare) have you thought about a skylight via a Solatube? You don't have the typical leaking issues that you often run into with adding a skylight and the extra light is amazing in a small space.

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  13. ok. this post was bad news bears for me. because now I want to paint my bathroom cabinets. BTW I followed your paint tips over the weekend and painted my kitchen island BM graphite! finally...it was on my list for eight months since our kitchen reno and it looks FAN-tastic...I saw your post about doors and it convinced me I could do it myself. I think I'm in love with it because I keep walking in to look at it. love your blog! you inspire me. will send you a picture of the island :)

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  14. We do have a bathroom like yours but ours is a Hollywood bath with another "room" with a vanity. It doesn't bother me at all but I don't use this bathroom either. It's strictly a guest room. I think if I had kids I'd love it because they'd each have their own area. We do have a window in the room where the shower/tub & toilet is. In the other bathroom there's a long skinny window above the shower/tub too.

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  15. We have a window in our shower and I absolutely love it!! (you can see it here: http://www.icingonthecakeblog.com/bathroom-shower-curtain/) We have a really small bathroom and the natural light just opens up the space! Plus I love plants and I love having one living on the windowsill in the shower (it grows like crazy with all the light and moisture!). LOVE the navy sink base, the floor tile, and your plans for opening up your space!

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  16. We have a separated bath and love it. We have two girls who share the bathroom, so it really helps that one can use the sink area and one can used the toilet/shower area at the same time. I also like not being able to see the toilet from the hallway. I do wish we had a window over the shower though. It does tend to get very dark back there.

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  17. We had a bathroom that was 2 rooms as well when I was growing up and we LOVED it! There were 3 of us that needed to get ready in the morning and while one was showering, the other 2 were able to brush teeth, do hair, etc. Just a few thoughts if you have more than one person using the room at a time. If there is a solo user, I think your vision is beautiful!

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  18. Amazing. I am just about to do this to our bathroom, but we're doing the shower a bit like this: http://blog.elaninteriordesign.com/2014/01/farmhouse-bathroom-remodel.html, with a matching half-wall between the vanity and the toilet. Eliminates the full glass door and shower curtain. Also doing the hex tiles on the floor. I've been looking for pics to show my husband (who'll be doing the work) who has trouble envisioning this stuff, so your post is perfect timing for me. I can't wait to get started taking down that wall! We're also going to put in a window above the vanity (between the sinks). My husband is a carpenter/remodeller and he doesn't think putting the window in is a big deal. So I would recommend adding the window to the shower while you're re-doing everything anyway. Otherwise it'll take another ten years of gloomy showering before you realize you really did want it all along!

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  19. As several others have commented, I would kill for a separated bathroom with multiple older kids/genders, but if you don't need it, then I say go for it! We have a window above our shower which I like, but we live in a very dry place so mold/humidity is not an issue but it is in my parents' house.

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  20. I would also love a separated bath/sink area because we all share the bathroom. We always had windows in the shower growing up, but not sure if it is problematic. It was nice for light and fresh air. I bet just adding a window would really help the back toilet room. Have fun!

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  21. We have a separated hall bath and I love it! It was one of the main reasons that we bought the house we did, instead of a different house down the street. I have two teenage daughters. Need I say more??

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  22. We added a high window to our old bathroom because I hated how dark it was, and it made a WORLD of difference! I highly recommend doing it! We did hire a contractor to come do it, only because it had to be framed out on the outside, and we were not interested in doing that part. But it was well worth it to have natural light in there.
    Also, I love the open wall concept. It will look great!

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  23. Growing up, our upstairs bathroom was separated. When I was in high school (or maybe college?) my parents knocked down the wall and it is AWESOME! The bathroom always seemed tiny and dark and a little creepy because of it. But now it is so open and bright. I would definitely open up the wall!

    They also have a window over the shower in that bathroom.I really like the window. It is above my head, but probably eye level for some of the taller people in my family. It is a second floor bathroom though, and looks out on the backyard, which has lots of trees, so there is no danger of anyone seeing anything. It also opens, which I think is so cool, because in the summer, its pretty to open it and see the trees in the yard. We also have one in our house over our bath, its frosted and doesn't open, but I love all the natural light it lets in.

    Sorry, that was a super long comment! I never realized how passionate I felt about bathroom windows!

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  24. I love having a window in the shower - especially in the spring/fall when you can open it and get the awesome outside smells while you're showering! ahh the best! this will be a fun one to watch :)

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  25. Our kids bathroom is set up the same way (just like other commenters said) we love it so that one of the boys can use the toilet while the other brush their teeth/wash their hands. It is handy for us and I wouldn't take it out. We do have a small window above our tub that slides, it is also bumpy (the type for bathrooms that you can't see through). Mostly we like it for fresh air when it is needed! We have a skylight in the sink portion which is our only skylight in our house and we specifically chose to put it in because I think bathrooms need natural light! We have 2 sinks which is also great, but with 3 boys now I need 3 sinks, lol! Don't think that would be great for resale value though;) I love your inspiration bathrooms and since you have 1 child I say go for it! Although I do think a window is really nice (albeit pricey to add on).

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  26. Go for it! It might be more affordable than you think. We had a tiny little bathroom, and a HUGE hall closet next to it. We stole 18 inches from the closet and added it onto the bath, and now I love the bathroom. We ended up gutting the entire bathroom and starting from scratch. Now, I'm lucky and have a Dad that's been in construction for 30 years, so we could do all the labor ourselves. But it cost us less than 3000 to do the ENTIRE thing. I found some amazing deals on craigslist, shopped sales, and did what I could. But I also got my dream bathroom out of it!

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  27. Consider the solar tube. I had one installed in a hallway and it really helped. And the installer put the roof portion on the back side of the house, so the roof on the front of the house had a smooth look. The tube has some curves but since it is reflective, it didn't impact the amount of light.

    You could also use glass blocks as a window. The old house where I grew up had a large wall of the glass blocks and that was lots of light, but lots of privacy.

    Liz

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  28. I second what Suzan said, look into solatubes! I take it the bath is on the second level, under the attic? If you put one in each area, you might be thrilled with the difference so much daylight makes in each room, and avoid the other work. Lots cheaper than adding a window and removing a wall.

    With three teens sharing a J&J bath, we definitely needed the separate tub & toilet area... which is spacious and has a big window. The double vanity was another matter--no daylight, and kids have to pass through from bedrooms to get to tub/toilet area, plus there's a closet. So there were a lot of doors and light switches were in awkward locations. A Solatube over the vanity flooded that space with light, and this even installed on northfacing roof surface. Made the room seem much larger too--huge difference, and absolutely no issues like leaks in the four years we've had it.

    We put one in the shower (with optional light) in our master bath remodel too-- it lightens what would have been a dark corner of the bath, and even brings in moonlight at night!

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  29. Okay, am I the only one whose kids wouldn't be caught dead with their sibling on the other side of the door? We have a set up like this (but we have a window in the tub room) and they would lock the outside door. No way would they let the other in.

    I have two girls who are in college now and are in the planning stages of making a "grown-up" bathroom for them. I have wanted to do this forever. Maybe the picture will help them see it.

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  30. My younger two children - a boy and girl - shared a bath like this growing up. We HAD to have the separation so they could both be in there at the same time. They had 2 sinks with a full cabinet in between, so plenty of room. The tub/shower/toilet room was dark and sure got steamy during those long showers. Where it was located in the house a window wasn't an option, but I like the idea.

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  31. Our master bath is separated, and I HATE it. I've considered removing the wall for a while now-- thanks for the pics! Now I can sort of see what it could look like. We have a window in the shower/toilet room, but it still feels small and cramped, so I don't know how much the window helps. Ironically, I just painted the vanity base navy blue. I still have to do a few touch ups, but I like the way it turned out.

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  32. This is so funny, we have the exact same type of bathroom and it needs updating BADLY. We are planning to reno it in a year or two. I have never even given a thought to taking out the wall that separates everything, although I do love your inspiration photos! I (like other commenters) grew up in a house with the same type of separated bathroom and don't know what I would have done without it. I have 2 other sisters....so we fought over the bathroom enough as it was! We are planning to have more kids, so I think it is best to keep it, for us. BUT, if you just have your son using it, I'm sure it will be okay! We also had a high window in the shower in my house growing up...I don't remember it ever being an issue and it let in lots of light. We are hoping to add a window to our bathroom as well.

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  33. I love the plan! And if you didn't want to do a shower window for any reason, have you ever seen solar tube skylights? Google them. I know some friends who have installed them in their home and they let in an insane amount of natural light!

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  34. Love the inspiration, can't wait to see what you do :)
    Debbie

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  35. Love your creativity. Its wonderful. It is so luxurious. Rally I have never seen like this.

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  36. Have you seen the Arched Doorway Kit at Home Depot? I was looking for molding on line and and this was under that heading. It has a 7 minute video explaining how to install and it looks easy and can work for a doorway or expands much larger. Perfect for your bathroom!
    Check it out

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  37. We have a similar set up and I have wanted to add a window from the day we moved in! It is finally moving up on the list! Even though I love the idea of opening it up, it is not practical for our family. We have two boys who use the separate spaces on a daily basis! The separate rooms receive even more use when we have guests. Also, my husband would not let me open it up because of resale value. Families with multiple children look for this option. And so I will live vicariously through you! =) Have Fun!

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  38. Adding a window in the shower is a pricey option. I too have a shower with no outside light. A much lesser expense would be to add a solar tube to bring in oodles of light that will light up the entire room, not just the shower space. Solatube is a brand name but big box stores carry them too. We have installed three in our home and love them. They even have one that acts as throom vent combo

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  39. I tried to correct my typo but it wouldn't let me. I was trying to say bathroom vent and light combo. I prefer having the option of privacy of a closed toilet and shower. But you should do what pleases you. If you use it for guests, the privacy is nice.

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  40. As a Realtor looking to protect the value of your home, please don't put a window in your shower. It's such a permanent thing that not everyone who'll buy the house after you will love. I have a friend with a window in her shower and she's like, why is there a window in your shower? I mean, I guess it depends on the window, but you know. Just my two cents.

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  41. I can see I agree with all of those that have multiple children. We have 5 kids - 2 boys and 3 girls - and we specifically chose to make a separated bathroom when we built our home. It has saved a tonne of time since 2 kids can be at the sinks while another is showering/using the toilet. We don't have a window in either room but plenty of light. I could see possibly adding a window in the tub room but it would have to be between the toilet and tub as those are both on side walls. We do have a light in the tub/shower itself so that adds lots of light while showering also. With a lot of kids, I wouldn't dream of taking out the wall, no matter how pretty it looks. Just not practical for us. With 1 kid? Then why not?

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  42. What perfect timing! We have the same dilemma in our upstairs bathroom. I decided to knock out the wall and enlarge the vanity. I've never been much of a "knee wall" girl, so adding more storage was the way to go for me. I might just wait to see what you do before I get my sledge hammer out! Keep us posted. We love your projects. :)

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  43. I strongly recommend that you don't tear down that wall. Most people appreciate the divides bathroom so it can be used by more children at the same time.

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  44. I see that at least one previous commenter mentioned this, so I guess I'm just jumping on the train late, but I'm pretty obsessed with those skylight tubes. I like them so much that I think my husband is worried our future home (we rent now) will have a roof that looks like swiss cheese. :) I know Marian (MMS) and her husband installed theirs themselves and they said it's not too hard. Knowing you, I'm sure you could totally do it!

    Oh, and I'm totally with you on hating divided baths. I'm sure for a big family they'd make good sense, but good Lord, can they be annoying. We know a couple who have one and the door into the toilet section opens in such a way that you have to climb behind the toilet to open and close the door from inside. What?! Ridiculous.

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  45. When you have a large family and not a lot of bathrooms having them divided up means that more people can get ready at the same time. This doesn't seem to be much of an issue any longer as most people have smaller families and oftentimes each have their own bath. I love the look of the more open space and if you don't need it for your family it probably makes sense to change it. The visual appeal is what would attract people to want to buy your house someday anyway. Most people are not at all practical when it comes to choosing a home so I say go for it!

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  46. We have a similar bathroom and I LOVE the door in between. I also have 4 kids, so sharing the space wisely for them is a must. I did take down the door to the hallway because you don't really need a door to the sink area. I put up a curtain for visual privacy for guests but it is nice to have the space open and more like a hallway nook. We have a linen closet in the bathroom I want to remove that door as well, too many doors in tiny spaces drive me nuts! Your inspiration pictures are so beautiful. :)

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  47. I had a bathroom that looks to be about the same size as yours. We never had a wall but I can imagine the squeeze it would have created if we had had one. You will love it. Our bath had such an open feel. I too wish we had done a window. It was an interior hall bath with no window and I think if you are going to do all that, you should get the window. You won't regret it. Our bath was very open feeling but it felt dark even in the middle of the day with all the lights on. Get the window. The Houzz photo has a window I noticed. It makes such a difference. I can't urge it enough.

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  48. Ok, I see the above suggestions for the solar tube instead of the window. I would go that route, because you will definitely want light.

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  49. My girls have a separated bathroom and I love it! But.....it's much bigger than yours so maybe that's the difference? (Or maybe its just the different configuration.) Also they have 2 windows in each "room" which allows for lots of light. I think it works so well since there are two of them. But, since it's mostly just your son using this bathroom, I think opening it up looks like a great idea!

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  50. I don't really have any comment-worthy observations to make - but just wanted to submit the general feedback that I love your blog. :) I really appreciate your writing style and how your objectives of each post vary from tutorial to anecdotal, to thinking out loud, to phase capture, to documentary-like, etc. It's a really nice mix of content and you have great taste. Thanks so much for sharing all of it!!

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  51. Loved that pictures! These are something inspirational for me and inspiration is the first step in design process. The pictures showing different style of bathroom with fixtures of great style and value are gorgeous. I like the way you write. It's simply a fabulous post.

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  52. We have a long skinny window above the shower in our guest bathroom and I love it. It's deeper, with a little ledge for displaying small items. I have four white vases from IKEA in it that have been there for probably six years and they are adorable. We haven't had any issues at all with the window and it lets in a lot of much needed light. I know whatever you choose will turn out as beautiful as everything else in your house...good luck!

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  53. I see no-one at all has mentioned an extractor fan? How do you get the steam out of the shower area? Apart from that I vote for sun-pipes or solar tubes. We had one fitted at the top of our stairs in our terraced house. The layout meant that when the upstairs doors were all closed there was no natural light at all, so we had one fitted - brilliant! Had it 11 years with no problems, although you do have to undo the bottom fitting to extract the odd dead spider once a year. That's it, a design of pure brilliance for bringing in daylight. And yes! know that wall down - or almost all. How about leaving about 4 feet of the wall in front of the toilet pan... so that if two people are using the bathroom it would be like a modesty panel....

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  54. Love your ideas for this bathroom. Have you considered a solar tube? It puts out great light through the ceiling. Just a thought for you.

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  55. I would build out the vanity more instead of a hutch - I think the hutch wud make it feel even more closed in. luv that dark blue!

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  56. We have this exact bathroom and I'm with you. I hate the tiny cramped tub/toilet area. I'm itching to tear that wall down and I have five kids. No one ever wants to brush their teeth while someone is showering, they want to pee and that's the one thing they can't do. As for guests they think they need to close and lock both doors so no one can use the sink anyway. I don't know why they are so paranoid. When I mention this so friends they think I'm crazy, glad to find someone who's with me. A big open beautiful bathroom would be a selling point for me. Go for it, I'm cheering you on. I'm interested in the hutch/vanity debate. Might have to follow your lead on that.

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  57. I would love to have the window in the Houzz picture above because it is high and small -- but the window in my tub is a full double pane window; cheap and thin. Its a tiny bath in my rental apartment with basically no storage and a tiny maybe-marble sink on a cabinet that needed to go 10 years ago. When i moved in the window had a mildewed (!) towel hanging in it. Mind you, all the other apts in my building have the same window/tub setup but they got mini-blinds. My mother came up with getting some opaque plastic bath mats to block the lower pane & some extras for the upper if I need it. But as long as no one tall is visiting I leave them off as you can't see us short people. Right now I have cute bubble pattern mats in shades of green & blue hanging but I've changed several times.
    The window helps lessen the claustrophobia and is a boon since there is not vent fan but in the winter the temp in the tub is freezing compared to the rest of the bath because of the cheap window. Still my last apt the bath (master) was even smaller & had no window & was horrible for all that it was new build. You could walk in but couldn't close the door without squeezing between the toilet and the vanity. I was there 2 days before I had my dad take the door down & I hung up a curtain. The guest bath had more room and didn't suffer at all from having no window because you could actually breath and move in it.
    The point being -- if there is room for 2 to move in there you don't necessarily need a window other than for aesthetics so long as your colors & lighting keeps that open feel.

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  58. When my parents planned out the house they are in now they had the basement bathroom have the separate space. The sink & toilet in one space and shower & towel cabinet in another. It works great since it's your typical basement/guest bath. It allows my brother in laws to shower and I can get ready in the morning. Or allows a grandbaby to potty while someone is showering. :) But in your situation it's probably not needed. Opening it up might make it feel brighter. The window might not be needed either. My hubby really wanted to put a window in our main bathroom of our new home. So he's going to put it in as soon as weather allows.

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  59. Sarah! That is our EXACT same layout in our girls' bathroom and we can't stand it! I cannot wait to see how you transform yours. I am sure it will be a total inspiration for us!

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {www.designertrapped.com}

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