Recently, I was having a project challenge about revamping a bathroom for a new Tucson furnished rental we started to manage. The homeowners have three boys and it’s a good size room, but we needed to utilize all of the little niches and expand the space for the family of five. Instead of having a single vanity, we expanded it to a double vanity and the Good Morgan line at Ikea was ideal because not only did it give them two things, it also expanded the storage in the vanity.
So they have now four large drawers that are totally kitted out with all of the Good Morgan products and it is just ideal for the family. So we paired the vanity with two mirrors. When it was a single cabinet, the sconces flanked the mirror, but we removed them up atop of the mirrors with old-school sconces, which is a nice complement to the modern lines of the mirrors, as well as the vanity.
We went with the subway tile and we actually took the subway tile floor to ceiling and it just actually enlarged the bathroom, but it also gives kind of this wet room feel that it’s watertight and it’s perfect now, the kids can splash away and it’s not an issue. We actually replaced the toilet and I really liked this particular one because it has more traditional lines and it was just a nice mix between the really slick modern vanity, as well as the mirrors and then you have this more traditional hit with the lines of the toilet.
We decided to add the hexagon tiles on the floor and we used a sightly darker gray line and it just edges the tiles perfectly and it highlights them a little bit and it doesn’t fade away. The Ikea installation services actually customize their kitchen cabinetry for both of the niches on either side of the bathroom and it was perfect because on the left side it was just this little niche and it holds all of their toilet paper and the first aid kits and it’s almost floor to ceiling, so it’s perfect.
And on the right side, the Ikea installation services installed a custom kitchen cabinet and it’s great because it has three pull our drawers and then there’s some fixed shelving as well, it enabled us to put plastic bins in the bottom for the kids bath choice, so there’s easy to get out when mom and dad are sitting at their bath. When we started talking about applying the tiles to floor to ceiling in this space, we realized that we had to remove the molding around the window.
And this actually exposed something else in the sense that the window that was the existing window actually was smaller than the window opening. So that allowed us to install a larger window and also we decided to leave the bottom panel clear, just let in more light. The light in the room is beautiful now. For finishing touch, we installed a roman blind and we chose an Ikea fabric of white stripe and navy and white and it was just a nice touch.
The shower curtain is also a fabric that we chose from Ikea and we had it custom made and it’s just a fun hit for the family, the trees, just of a fun element. So this brings me to the panel on the side of the tube and I really felt that we had to install some sort of panel on the side to finish off the bathroom and because they have three boys and water goes everywhere, we really needed something that was watertight.
At Ikea they have a product called Star On and they fabricated this shaker panel for the side of the tube. There is a slight lip on the top, but it’s just watertight, it’s all sealed and it just finishes the side of the tube off beautifully. Even though we have some really fun hits and it’s kid friendly, the bathroom is also really sophisticated.