As most of y’all know, I love to move into new houses. As renters, there is only so much DIY and fixing up you can do, but painting and changing a few things can make a HUGE difference, and it is relatively cheap.
And since it is the first room that is really “ready” to reveal, I’ll start with sharing our bathroom. In case you didn’t see the new house tour video (BATHROOM AROUND 2:20), the bathroom was a quick update that was VERY high on the list. Bathrooms are important for many reasons, but lighting in there is really key. And it was painted yellowish orange, and had an orange focal wall (if you can even call it that) that didn’t do anyone any favors. Plus I like bathrooms that are clean and fresh feeling. And this felt like I was inside a cave. Filled with grossness. So we knew all that had to go. Let’s see.
Here are more before pics (all stuff pictured is previous renters stuff by the way. So don’t ask “where’d you get that bird shower curtain–cuz it’s not mine. And I wouldn’t buy it anyways). Oh, and I’m not a huge fan of the tile in there (floor or shower) but you know, we’re renters. So I’d seen via Young House Love that it’ll make a small bathroom feel bigger if you buy and hang an extra long shower curtain (bar up high also feels more hotel-ish, therefore more luxurious), so that’s what we did. And I do think it makes the bathroom look like it has higher ceilings, so that’s cool. That shower window brings in nice light, so sometimes we keep the curtain pulled to the side anyways (unless we have company).
Another quick fix we did? Replaced the shower head with a removable one. If anyone else has a 65lb dog, you know that bath-time can take a long time if you’re trying to dump large cups of water on the dog repeatedly. So in our last house, we learned that dog baths were 100x easier with a removable shower head, so we replaced the one provided for us with this one (that we’ll eventually take with us).
Sorry these pics are dark (it’s a bathroom after all), but you guys hopefully get the idea. We brightened up the paint with a really light grey, and brought in some art and little details to make everything a little more cohesive and serene. Again, we only changed what we could, but it feels a whole lot brighter in there.