One of my favorite projects in the remodel of our 1965 split-level was the makeover of the tiny full bath in our basement. This bathroom went from a gross brown outdated 70’s tile, to a fresh and clean/super bright white full bath. Take a look at the before and after photos below!
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This bathroom was one of the last areas in our house that was severely outdated and in need of a major makeover. I completely gutted this bathroom. I mean I demo’d the tiled walls, floor, shower pan and had this room all the way down to the studs. Check out this short before video, so you can really appreciate the after.
Now that we got that 70’s grossness out of the way, let’s talk about what you’ll see in this post. I’ll walk you through all of the awesome materials we spent hours carefully curating. You’ll see tons of awesome Italian Carrara marble, subway tile, vintage looking chrome faucets as well as a few mirrored showpieces perfect for a small bathroom remodel!
Selecting Flooring for our Small Bathroom Remodel
One of the first things we knew we wanted to do in our new bathroom remodel was feature lots of Italian Carrera marble. We live 2-3 minutes away from The Tile Shop, so that was our first stop. There we found both a 2″ and 3″ hexagon shaped Italian Carrera which was exactly what we were looking for. The only downside was the cost, which was $21.99 and $22.99 per square foot.
After doing quite a bit of research I found pretty much the identical tile on Amazon for a fraction of the price and decided to take a chance and buy on-line, which paid off huge.
I ended up buying 2″ Italian Carrara hexagon tiles for the shower floor and niche. The cost per square foot was only $9.25! I then got 3″ Italian Carrara hexagon tiles for the rest of the bathroom floor, which was $11.95 per square foot.