We finished the renovation in our master bathroom a few weeks ago. It’s gorgeous and I am so happy with the results. This entire process, besides the shower accent (thank Melissa!) came from Pinterest and Home Depot. Literally, this is a Pinterest Bathroom!
When we decided we wanted to redo the space I knew how I wanted the sink area to be. (our bathroom has a sink area and then a separate space for the shower and toilet.) The set up works great for us so I knew I didn’t want to change that. I had pinned a bathroom I loved a couple years ago. In looking at my “Master bathroom” board on pinterest I had a ton of similar layouts. It was very obvious what layout I liked. Thankfully my husband loved it too.
We literally duplicated the picture. Down to the cabinet handles. As you can see the cabinet color changed therefore so did the granite. We started out with the shower area to mimic this bloggers but in the end we changed it completely. I wish I could meet the blogger that did this bathroom and hug her!
Here is my inspiration picture:
Here is how ours turned out:
You can use Pinterest for more than just DIY projects. Use the inspiration pictures and the end products to show your contractor exactly what you want. We handed the contractors that were quoting this job my picture, literally. This made sure that everyone was quoting the same thing.
Pinterest is also helpful in seeing the full layout of a material you chose. For example, I brought home 4 floor tiles of one pattern that I really liked at the store. I placed it against the wall to see how it went with the paint color, I laid them next to the rug, next to the cabinet color we picked, etc. The pattern and color went with everything however it’s always hard to see how it will look when it’s complete. SO… I put the name of the tile into Pinterest and I was able to find multiple bathroom and kitchen floors with the tile size and pattern. It was great. It’s like a crystal ball, kind of! I was able to see the pattern in larger spaces as well as see the different grout colors people used with it to help narrow down what I wanted. We did the exact same exercise with the granite name, shower door and shower tiles. What a difference it makes to read the reviews and see the “end” result to make sure it’s what you want.
I also used Pinterest to come up with some “cool” things to make the bathroom unique. In the tower cabinet there is an outlet. Great idea! My hair dryer is always plugged in.
In the lower cabinets we have a hamper cabinet put in. When this space was open underneath the long counter top we had our wicker laundry baskets. We knew we couldn’t fit them all in the cabinets but we needed something so they weren’t all going to be in the closet or our bedroom. I told the contractor I wanted something like the pull out garbage cans that people have in the kitchens. Apparently “hamper cabinets” Do exist and I didn’t make that up! We also ordered an extra hamper to keep in the basement in case this one breaks. Genius right?
Don't you want to run to Pinterest and start saving ideas??? Wonderful place for inspiration!