Boys bathrooms can be tricky to find just the right style. Wallpapers can be either too grown up or too juvenile. As a home project, bathrooms are expensive so finding a style and materials that have longevity is important. Both this bathroom and the girl’s bathroom I renovated at the same time were long narrow spaces, landlocked in the house between rooms and the house exterior so changing the footprint of the bathroom was not possible. The client’s goal was to update all the outdated and tired “builders” grade bathrooms in the house. One of the great things that’s happened in the bath renovation world in previous years is digitally printed porcelain tiles. I hope you agree that this tile that looks like reclaimed wood is killer good looking. It’s easy to install, gives a super high- end look and the best part is it’s very affordable. The blue, black and the “wood” palette is a perfect combination that will look great in years to come.
As an interior space with a window at one end of the room, I wanted to keep the bathroom feeling light and as spacious as possible. I chose to not use the wood-like tile all the way up the wall and instead to introduce a ship lap performance material wall painted crisp white as well as a white marble for the upper half of the shower interior. I added a natural tumbled rock for the shower floor for an organic feel and an added bonus is that it feels great to walk on.
Many people have emailed me about the vanity. You can find ready-made vanities like this but, when renovating custom bathrooms, we try to make the most of every inch of space and I wanted a specific color so for these reasons often, ready-made vanities just don’t work.
This vanity was made to our specifications in our shop and was detailed inside with roll out shelves for lots of storage. What I love most about this bathroom is the 2 faucet elongated sink by DXV This sink can be used as shown as a “vessel style” sink that sits on top of a vanity or it can be wall hung. Faucets and shower fittings are by Brizo.