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Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reveal

We partnered with Bemis® Manufacturing Company for this bathroom renovation. While this was a sponsored opportunity, all content and opinions expressed here are our own.

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reveal

I am so excited to finally share my teen boys Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reveal with you all! I didn’t intend on giving their entire bathroom a renovation. My plan was to first, fix the leaking tank and then build them a new double vanity because their old toilet tank leaked and warped the plywood base of the old vanity.

It All Started with the Double Vanity

As they say, “if you give a mouse a cookie,” the new vanity turned into a complete bathroom renovation. I designed the new double vanity to fit a beautiful, DIY-friendly, quartz vanity top. If you missed the free plans for the Sliding Barn Door Bathroom Vanity, you can find them here. To avoid another possible leak causing damage to the vanity, I decided to build it up off of the floor, leaving just the four vanity legs touching the floor. When I removed the old vanity, I realized that the floor tile stopped where the old vanity began.

My Solution

I was left with two options. One, I could find the tile that I used for the floor when we built our home or two, I could have the floor retiled completely. Because my new bathroom vanity design was more modern than the old vanity, I was worried that I wouldn’t love patching the floor with the same tile. The existing tile was a beige tint that matched the biscuit colored toilet and shower. The shower surround also had a beige tint to it which didn’t match the new modern black and white design I had in my head. So, I decided to go big or go home and renovate the entire bathroom!

Bathroom Demo

I put the vanity install on hold and began gutting the bathroom!

Building the Bathroom Back Up

Tub

I had to buy a white toilet and white tub to match the new white tiles on the tub surround and the white sinks that came with the vanity top. The previous toilet and tub were biscuit colored and they looked very yellow against the white tile. The first step was to have the tub set.

Tile Install

I decided to go with a wood-look tile for the bathroom floor. Having two teen boys share this bathroom, I wanted something that was very durable but also beautiful!

I think it can go masculine/rustic and it was very affordable! I chose a dark grout (Delorean Gray) to minimize the grout line appearance and to avoid staining/darkening after years of use!

I chose a basic, white subway tile with the same Delorean Gray grout. The subway tile is timeless, inexpensive and the dark grout will look new after years of use!

Vanity Install

Once the tile was set and the beige wall painted white, it was time to finally install the vanity!

I was loving the contrasts of the white vanity, gray floors and black hardware!

The Finish Out

Toilet Install

The toilet was one of the final pieces to install! My whole theme for this bathroom was not only a Modern Farmhouse design but to make this bathroom last as long as possible with two teen boys sharing it daily! That’s where Bemis® comes in! Bemis® reached out and asked us if we would be interested in trying their Bemis® new Push n’ Clean™ easy-to-clean toilet seat. While this is not the type of product we typically review, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect with my boys bathroom remodel and my entire focus on the design of the new bathroom was to keep it clean and looking new for as long as possible! So, I decided to give it a go!

I’m not in charge of cleaning their bathroom, they are old enough to clean it themselves. That being said, I want them to be able to do a good job of cleaning it too 😉 The new toilet seat turns this dreaded household chore into one of the cleanest and easiest, featuring a unique easy-release system! It is so easy to remove the seat for a deep clean!

Simply open both the lid and ring into an upward position,

push the seat down to release,

and lift off! It makes it so easy to clean those hard-to-reach areas!

Another feature that I love is the Whisper-Close® no-slam design! So great for kids!!! I’m sold and now I want one for every bathroom in my house! Check out some of the other awesome features!

  • Super Grip™ bumpers for great stability
  • STA-TITE® Seat Fastening System prevents loosening by staying firmly attached to the toilet
  • Super Grip™ bumpers for great stability
  • Precision Seat Fit™, which provides front-to-back adjustability for the perfect toilet bowl fit.

The best part – You can find both the elongated and the round at Home Depot®! The round seat is $34.98 and the elongated is only $38.98!

Vanity Lights

Next, I installed these vanity lights above each sink.

Mirror Install

and I found the perfect mirrors to match!

Shower Curtain

I love the way this modern shower curtain looks in their new bathroom! It’s can go masculine and modern but looks great with the rustic floor! I also chose matte black shower fixtures to match the barn door hardware!

After searching for the right style of shower curtain hooks, I settled on this matte black, square design and I love them!

Faucets

I love how modern these faucets are and they were super affordable!

Outlets

The final step was replacing the biscuit colored electrical and switch outlets and with white!

This was the first time I have done this and it was pretty easy and straight forward!

Overall, I am thrilled with my boys new bathroom design! I feel confident that it will hold up and look new for as long as possible and I love that I was able to DIY so much of it to save on budget!

You can find links to all of the products I used in this renovation HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

5 Comments

  1. Robin Bechtel Cailloux on September 12, 2019 at 6:58 am

    This looks great. I just redid my kids bathroom and left the old toilet. But now I’m regretting that- it’s such a pain to clean! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mike Williamson on September 12, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Beautiful! Nice work! Your tile and floor came out very nice.
    Was it a lot of trouble removing your tub surround?
    Did you use barn wood for the drawer fronts?
    I noticed you installed a fiberglass tub, which undoubtedly made moving it an easy task.
    I’m looking forward to your next post.
    Mike

  3. Karen on September 11, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    I’m interested in that new toilet! The click link doesn’t work. I get an error message when I click on it.

  4. Kris B on September 11, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    This looks great! I am currently working on my sons’ bathroom. I went with white subway tile and gray grout as well. Where did you find the black shower curtain rod and shower faucet/head? I can’t find anything that is not a few hundred dollars for a f.aucet/shower head.

    • Mike Williamson on September 12, 2019 at 7:04 am

      Kris, in my experience, it’s best to buy showerheads, faucets and other plumbing fixtures from a plumbing supply house or a retail store like Ferguson.
      The cost is greater, but you’ll get better quality. The faucets and other plumbing fixtures sold in big box stores are of lesser quality and are purpose made to sell at a “discount” price.
      I’ve also found that buying tile from a specialty tile store yields the same results.
      Buying from a tile store you’ll find wall & floor tile you won’t see in everybody’s house.
      Bottom line? You get what you pay for.

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