The Kids’ Brand New Bathroom Reveal

Hallelujah! I think I have a new favorite room in my house cause the kids’ bathroom renovation is finally done and it is everything I imagined it could be and more!

We started this bathroom renovation 3 months ago. We had no idea that once we started a zillion and one things would come up that made for entire weekends that we couldn’t get in there and get anything done. But as soon as life settled back down we got back to work and I’m soooo excited with the result and relieved that it is done (cause you know me, I’m already planning my next big project!)

If you don’t remember this is what the kid’s bathroom looked like before. (yuck)

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Ok. Are you ready for the bathroom reveal? Here you go!

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A big THANK YOU to The Tile Shop and Moen for sponsoring our bathroom renovation. This post contains affiliate links. My positive recommendation of products mentioned is 100% my own. You can read my full disclosure here.

Oh man. I just got the total goose bumps! As I’m putting this post together it is the first time that I’ve seen the before and after side by side and I can’t wait till my hubs gets home so I can give him a high five and a big fat kiss for letting me talk him into doing this and for all of his help!

I love everything about this bathroom! It is so light and bright and feels so clean!

The first decision we made for this bathroom were these beautiful tumbled stone hexagon tiles for the floor from The Tile Shop. Each one has a slight play in color which I love.

hexagon tile floors

We paired it with larger than normal scale subway tile in a matte white for the tub/ shower surround and took the tile all the way to the ceiling, which makes this small bathroom feel much larger than it really is.

And I love the bright white against this beautiful and subtle paint color. (Dew Pointe by Behr Marquee.) It reminds me of sea glass!
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We had some plumbing issues that set us back a little bit, but once those were taken care of in went these sleek brushed nickel faucets that Moen ® sent us.
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Tiling the tub/ shower surround took us two full days mostly because we created a niche that took a bit of figuring out, but I have to say, we sorta impressed ourselves on this one.

shower niche

The other big problem in the bathroom before was the vanity. It didn’t even have drawers and the under cabinet storage was not cutting it at all.bathroom renovation, bathroom renovation ideas, DIY bathroom makeover, gutting the bathroom

So we ripped it out and installed a new one using the grey cabinets from Ikea’s kitchen line. This gave us all of the storage we needed plus it made the vanity higher, which makes the space feel more up to date.Kid's bathroom remodel

We debated on adding a second sink, but we opted for more counter space instead. We figured that as our daughter grows up she will need a spot to do her hair and makeup. This also allowed us to put two banks of drawers in the vanity. Now we have so much storage that we have empty drawers!

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We also put in a new medicine cabinet since the one that was there was ugly and rusted on the inside.

Plus, we installed a pivoting toilet paper holder that makes changing the roll so easy even a toddler can do it!

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And just for a little more perspective… here’s the before from this angle.

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I still can’t get over the difference.

You can see that we used the same mirror, but we did replace the light with a new vanity light and put in daylight bulbs which give off really nice white light.

I wanted a timeless look, but I also wanted to add a pop of color and fun since this is kid’s bathroom and so I kept the same shower curtain and added some art that I found on Etsy that went with the subtle beach theme I was going for.

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In place of using a towel bar, I opted to use knobs so that my kids could easily hang their towels. For right now, we just have small towels here for their hands and face, but eventually this might be where they hang their bath towels.

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So there you have it…

3 months and 1 demo day, 3 tiling days, 3 plumbing and tub days, 1 cabinet building day, 1 cabinet install day, 1 countertop install day, 2 painting days, 2 details days, so many trips to Home Depot, and 2 little kids that still needed to be watched, fed, and taken to sports and birthday parties later, we have ourselves a new bathroom! Whew!

If you loved this reno, I’d love for you to pin it by hovering over any image!

Kid's bathroom reveal! You will not believe what this couple was able to do to create the bathroom of their dreams!

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Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

53 thoughts on “The Kids’ Brand New Bathroom Reveal

  1. Brandy says:

    Where did you purchase the shower curtain?

    1. Corey Willis says:

      It’s from Target, Brandy. I remember seeing it in the last year, but not sure if they still have this exact one.

  2. Michelle says:

    What lighting did you put in?

  3. Hagit says:

    I just purchased these tiles as well and then had a moment of panic. Do they stay white after the kids use them? I never had white tile floors…

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Hi! Do you mean the floor tiles or the wall surround tiles?
      The wall tiles are still super bright white. I sealed the floor tiles and they’ve held up great although I can see a tiny bit of wear since they are porous.

  4. Win says:

    Hi Corey!
    New to your blog. Great work on the bathroom. I was wondering why you went with a shower curtain instead of shower doors. I can’t decide which to go with because I have younger kids who still need assistance bathing. Shower doors get in the way and more work w/cleaning but curtains may block out light. Thoughts?

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Great question, Win! We stuck with a shower curtain cause my kids still need help in there. My youngest still takes baths and my older takes showers on her own now. I had to teach her to use the curtain and it’s working out fine.
      I agree that the doors are more to clean. Maybe eventually when they’re older we may add doors, but I also like the pattern and color that a curtain brings.

  5. Wendy B says:

    Love it! We are also doing a kids bathroom reno and have picked out similar floor tile. Are your hex tiles 2″ or 3″? Thanks!

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Hi Wendy! The flooring is the San Dona Tumbled Hex in 3 x 3 but it looks like that was discontinued and they only have 2 x 2 right now. Good luck with your project!

  6. Hi Corey, the bathroom looks amazing.
    I’m sure that renovating this bathroom was definitely not an easy task, but it certainly paid off in the end.

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Thank you so much!

  7. Joe M says:

    Looks great! What is the width of each cabinet, especially the sink cabinet? I didnt see that listed in the source post (only a link to an 18×30 door which doesnt seem right with the sink size). I am trying to see if I can use the 21in wide base cab. Thanks!

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Hey Joe, We used a 24 inch sink cabinet. It really just depends on your specific space, so if you want to use the 21 inch cabinet you’ll just want to be sure the sink you’ve picked will work with that.

  8. I love it! Fresh, clean and modern, it’s not too grown up to be a kids bathroom but an adult could easily call it their own.

    1. Thanks so much! That is exactly what we were going for!

  9. Jennifer Jenkins says:

    hello …. can you offer maintenance feedback on the marble floors you installed? I’ve been avoiding marble due to staining concerns etc …

    would you choose a tumbled marble floor again?

  10. Robin says:

    One more thing to add would be to put a frame around the mirror that would match the vanity cabinet. That would the icing on the cake!

  11. Amber says:

    Hello! Beautiful bathroom! Can you please tell me what the name of the tile is you used on the floor? The link doesn’t say.
    Is it porcelain?
    Thank you!!

  12. sar says:

    hi, love your reveal! the link for that white matte subway tile no longer works. can you give me the name and the size of each tile? Thanks!

  13. So pretty!!! And I love the use of drawers instead of cabinets. And getting those from the kitchen line. Great idea that I’ll be using in the future! 🙂

  14. I love the colors you used Corey! Such a fun space for the kiddos!

  15. SUCH a beautiful space! LOVE how everything came together!!!

  16. Christina says:

    This is beautiful….great job! Just curious what did you use for the counter tops and is it matte or glossy?

  17. […] UPDATE: The Kid’s Bathroom is finished.  Scroll down to see where we started and then click here to see the finished bathroom! […]

  18. Lisa says:

    The reno looks amazing. I love the color variations in the floor tile as well. What type of material is the vanity top made of? Good job!

  19. Jen says:

    What a wonderful job you did…looks great! I love your countertop; did I miss the details on that? Thanks, Jen

    1. I talked more about them in the post I wrote with all of the sources. They are quartz countertops.

  20. K L says:

    Can you tell me all about that shower tile please? Name/color/ size? And grout color used?

  21. […] has been a few weeks since we finished the kid’s bathroom and word on the street is that you guys love it and I’m so thankful for all of your sweet […]

  22. […] few days of hard work (and even eating lunch in this bathtub) later, we have a beautiful clean new bathtub that is a far cry from the one piece yellowish insert we started […]

  23. Melody says:

    super idea with the ikea cabinets, I hadn’t thought of that. I am wondering then how you acquired your counter top. What was involved in getting it and installing it, Thanks!

    1. We had the countertop professionally cut and installed. It is quartz (Silestone “lagoon”) We did quartz in our kitchen too and love how easy it is to keep clean!

  24. Carrie says:

    We just did a bathroom with ikea kitchen cabinets as well and LOVE it. I used their plastic drawer organizers in my drawers (love having 4 wide drawers!) and they keep everything so organized and in their right places.
    Your bathroom looks fantastic!

  25. Emily says:

    Love the new look! Plus, it makes me feel kind of good because I recently did the soon to be kid’s bathroom in our new home and it looks very, very similar to your reveal. Yay for me, lol!
    I wanted it to feel like a child’s bathroom but I did not want it to be childish so I have a curtain using almost your same color schemes but instead of stripes it is rain drops (found at Target). From there I just kept it simple letting the bright blues create a cheery feel instead of relying on cartoon characters or some other kid-centric design that would never suit my taste.
    Luckily I did not have to do any renovating since the previous owners did that before we bought the house, but you have inspired me to ask my husband about trading the cabinet in our master bath in for one from IKEA or some other place. I really need more storage and the drawers on the gray one you selected way outnumber the amount of potential space I have to use in our current, much larger, cabinet system. Thanks for the idea and inspiration!
    Congratulations on such a successful project! I’m looking forward to seeing more 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Emily! I know exactly what curtain you are talking about! The colors are just so much fun and way better than characters (not my taste either.) We’ve done a lot with Ikea cabinets and I love them. They create so much usable space and are easy to organize with their containers and stuff too. So you can’t go wrong. Anyway, hope you have a fun weekend ahead!

  26. annelies says:

    SOOOO inspirational….did you also change out your lighting. Just curious. The bathroom is beyond perfection.

    1. I did. And of course I forgot to take a photo. I’ll get one soon and add it in.

  27. This is incredible Corey!!! LOVE the grey cabinets, the floors and that brilliant shelf in the shower! It all came together perfectly!!!

    1. Thanks so much Kristi! I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself this weekend since I’ll have some free time. hahaha.

  28. It looks amazing! That nook in the shower was worth all the figuring out. Those vanity drawers are going to make your daughter SO happy as she gets older and acquires more products 🙂

  29. Oh man – so much work in this space, but it was all totally worth it. You did such a great job, Corey! I love that you used kitchen cabinets for extra storage – Genius! And I want that floor tile SO much. Brava!

  30. WOW! Corey, amazing job! The bathroom looks amazing! That tile is my favorite – super cute! I feel you on the vanity with faux drawers WHYYYYY do they do that? The new vanity looks amazing and will be so much more functional! Just such a great job! So happy for you!

    1. Thanks so much Chelsea! It was a lot of work, but so worth the effort. Now I need to convince Jim to at least redo our bathroom vanity. The kids shouldn’t have drawers before me right?

  31. Corey this bathroom turned out amazing! I just loooooooove the hexagon flooring and the new vanity and the niche you created in the shower and I could go on and on. I also love how you really thought about how the space would be used for your kiddos both now and in the future when it came to making design decisions. Pinning!

    1. Thanks so much Katie! I’m soooo glad it’s done and the thing about blogging is that we had to finish it all way! The best thing about this crazy business!

  32. Candy Walsh says:

    LOVE it! Especially the paint color and hardware on the cabinets~looks awesome!

    1. Thanks so much Candy! The color makes me feel like I’m on vacation!

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