Thursday, July 9, 2015

Boys Bathroom Reveal

This winter, we started on the task of finishing our unfinished basement.   We had tried to think through how to arrange kids and bedrooms upstairs but with only two small bedrooms available for four kids, the space upstairs just didn't seem big enough.  I have one kiddo who has trouble with sleep and that kiddo needs to not share a room.  We tried all three of the big kids in one room for a bit but that required a trundle bed and once the trundle was out, the room was completely filled and there wasn't even any room to walk.  Once it is completely finished, our basement will have a storage space, a large walk in closet just off of the family room, a family room, a bathroom, two large bedrooms with egress windows, and one small (and I mean small) bedroom/storage space that really isn't a bedroom since it doesn't have a window but could be used as one in a pinch.  We framed and drywalled all of the space so the rooms are partitioned out but we only completely finished the family room and adjoining closet, one of the large bedrooms, and the bathroom.  Our contractor worked through most of December and January so we've actually been using the space for quite a while.  But it's been kind of hodge podged together, since soccer started pretty much right after that.  things kind of stalled with nothing on the walls and things not quite put all the way away.  We are still working on parts of it this summer but are getting closer to having things all in order.

Aside from painting the doors, the bathroom is the first room to be fully competed.  The bathroom is basically the boys' bathroom.   (Which means it smells icky and may or may not have a flushed toilet.)  We used yellow, grey, and white as the main colors.

I really like the double pedestal sinks.
I love how sleek and modern they look compared to a traditional pedestal.
We debated if we would rather do vanities
but it seemed like there wasn't a good way to get a double vanity in and still have enough room for storage near the door.
The lights above are actually outdoor lights.  Bathroom #2 with an outdoor fixture above the sink.

Super Heroes...perfect for my oldest who loves them all.

This little cubby is one of my favorite parts of the room.
It utilizes that wasted space that houses the shower pipes and is made from just drywall and white shelving.

Truth...toothpaste globs on the shelves.
The enamel bowls are part of a set a found at an antique store quite a while ago.
(I have them in green, blue, and orange too.  They are such vivid colors with just the right amount of chippy appeal.)