Category Archives: #SabrinasBathroom

#SabrinasBathroom: The Reveal

At long last, my bathroom renovation is complete.

And before I dive into pretty pictures, I have to give big ups to my patient sponsors: Delta Faucet, Lowe’s Canada, Creekside Tile and Unison Home. (I’ve linked to all products below). If you haven’t followed along so far, take a pause and check out the whole series here first.

If I’m being real, my bathroom has been three years in the making. Upon moving in, this is what my bathroom looked like (above). Right away, I made a mini-update which mainly included stripping the wallpaper and painting. I liked the retro wall tiles, actually—still do—which made removing them bitter-sweet. But some were cracked, some were chipping and an update was inevitable. But I digress! Back to the first update I made: Continue reading

#SabrinasBathroom: The Beauty and The Build

Remodels are never as easy as they seem. And designing your own space when there are limitless options is tough. So with the build of #SabrinasBathroom underway, I thought I’d share a huge post chronicling all of the decisions I made, why I made them and how my heart ache can help you.

Although I’m keeping every fixture and all of the plumbing in the same spot in my bathroom, there’s no such thing as a quick gut and replace. And if you’re like me and obsess over the details and never tire until you’ve scrolled through every single page on every lighting, tile, fixture etc. site, then you know how hard it is to make final calls. And how changing one item can affect another.

This bathroom remodel stubbornly followed suit, so I’m sharing all of the pains in the butt/choices I ran into and how I’ve fixed/settled on them. (And big shout out to my contractors at Elite Signature Homes for helping me through the build. Yes, I chose to not DIY this one and instead hired a crew to tackle the build of my design. More on that choice in a later post).

x, S

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#SabrinasBathroom Reno Diary: The Whats and Whys of My Design Plan

It feels like forever since I started planning my bathroom renovation (which I’ve coined #SabrinasBathroom).

I’ve consciously gotten better at it, but I’m still not the most decisive person in the world (sorry for never being able to pick a restaurant, Shawn)! However, if I’m being fully honest about why it’s taken so long to make the final call, it’s partly because I’m going to miss my current bathroom.

While the tub is shallow and uncomfortable, a handful of tiles are cracked where it counts (at the shower fixtures), there is virtually zero storage, paint is peeling on the walls and ceiling and mold adorns the window frame, it’s sad to gut something so cute and original. When Nicole Curtis—who would arguably keep it how it is—comes to mind, so does guilt. But doing (or not doing) something because of someone else and ignoring your needs when it comes to your own house is a sin in its own right—and mama needs some function. Continue reading