BATHROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL time!! This is a jaw-dropping bathroom makeover. You need to see the before and after! Modern, chic bathroom makeover with lots of cool design!




This past five weeks went by so fast, and I still can’t believe we finished our bathroom!  When Linda from Calling It Home kindly asked me to participate in the challenge as a featured designer, I was humbled and I, of course,  said YES and immediately told the hub that we need to make it a good one this time:-) We decided that we are going to makeover our guest bathroom. To remind you of the before here are a few pictures and if you would like to see the progress you can check out

We decided to make over our guest bathroom. To remind you of the before, here are a few pictures, and if you would like to see the progress you can check out WEEK 1, WEEK 2, WEEK 3, WEEK4 and WEEK 5.




Ugh! Yuk!

This guest bathroom needed some love, guys. It was the typical builder’s grade bathroom, and it was very much outdated. The color on the wall was awful; the flooring was old and messy, and I hated all of it!

We learned a lot in the progress of the makeover for sure!  When a reader commented at the beginning of the challenge, and she said I was ambitious to take on a bathroom remodel in six weeks, I thought …yeah, what’s a bathroom remodel…easy-peasy, we can do it! But now, after lots of the stress, frustration and sleepless nights, I say this makeover was a big challenge, and I had no idea what I had signed up for! I’ve done many ONE ROOM CHALLENGES, but without a doubt, this was the toughest!


We had several problems that resulted in delays, and lots of headaches and the lessons were learned:

– I am not a superwoman and I can’t do it all!

– Unexpected things would happen and you can’t control them!

– People are sent in your way for a reason.

– When it’s time to hire a professional to do the job you can’t, don’t call the guy from the neighborhood, but call and pay a professional!


After all,  I am happy to report that we were able to pull this together. First and foremost, I have to THANK my husband for all the work he did. He is simply amazing! I also have to thank my dear friends who helped me watch the kiddos while we were putting the finishing touches on the project, and I have to thank the hard working guys who showed up after work to fix the walls came to put tile down over the weekend as well!  This makeover was a race against the time and I am over the moon excited that it’s done and over with! But enough talking for me now and now I want to you to sit back and enjoy the transformation.

And now drum roll, please!
Here is our remodeled bathroom now after the makeover.


What a transformation, right? We just created my dream bathroom, you all!

The ugly plastic tub and the shower curtain are gone, and the use of subway tiles (4 x 12) all the way to the ceiling was a game changer! We also added a beautiful, deep, acrylic bathtub and a sleek glass door that covers the bathtub half way and it opens out.


We removed the door from the closet and left that closet open which was an excellent idea. The bathroom door has also been removed, and we built a sliding barn door (tutorial is coming soon). We’ve hung the door with the help of an Ironwood Loft Barn door Hardware.




Below are the CHUNKY SHELVES that we built, and I filled the shelves with large baskets for accessories, cleaning items and I rolled some comfy, plush towels for everyday use.





We installed a tower shower panel which is kind of cool and it was super easy to install. This small pocket on the wall was not planned but when I saw that awesome tile at Home Depot I knew I need to add it to my bathroom plans.


These cute little wooden planters are from Target. They come in neutral color and I stained them with the same RED CHESTNUT stain that  I used for the closet shelves and for the recessed lights.


We built the recessed lighting, and we hung those pretty cool black pendant lights.





I chose to decorate with beautiful bamboo accessories and baskets to keep the SPA-like feel in the room.



Sometimes, the least expensive things are the best…like this towel ring for a few bucks:-) Isn’t it cool?



My vintage rug from Chairish was a perfect addition to my neutral colors scheme. It adds a little bit of contrast to the room, and I love it!






That piece of wall hanging was the last minute put together yesterday. I needed something to go on that white wall,
and I made up a quick DIY. 🙂 I will write a post on it later.



That towel rack was also a last minute DIY from an extra wooden piece. It turned out great and super functional.


I printed some of my photographs and hung them above the toilet.

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And here is the obligatory BEFORE and AFTER!



I think I am ready to soak in that bathtub now! Here is a short video with a before and afters! Enjoy!

I am listing everything you see in this room for your convenience:










A huge THANK YOU to my amazing sponsors to help create this fantastic bathroom!


And now leave me a comment of what you think of this transformation and be sure to check out my fellow designer friends and their makeover!

Jana Bek | Chris Loves Julia | Shannon Claire | Coco.Kelley | The Curated House

Driven by Decor | The English Room | From the Right Bank | Sherry Hart

Hi Sugarplum | House of Jade | Hunted Interior | The Makerista | Making it Lovely

Marcus Design | Pencil & Paper Co. | Megan Pflug | Place of My Taste | Suburban B’s

Waiting on Martha  Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH

Cheers for a great week!

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  1. Friend, this is INCREDIBLE!!!! I can’t believe alll the amazing work you guys did in six weeks! The floor and the towel ring are my fave!!!!!

    1. Thanks for hopping over, Keila! I am very happy with this space! That towel ring..omg- when I saw it I knew that has to be in the bathroom! It was only a few dollars at Home Depot!:-) Xo

  2. I love it so so much! It’s crazy how similar the layout of your bathroom is to ours. I have the same linen closet and we have our letterbox in it 😉 It looks awful though 😉 and I’d love to have our shower like this. And a sliding door but we can’t because there are too many switches 🙁
    You outdid yourself.

    1. Thanks Friend! We are exhausted but really pleased with the outcome! Lots of work and now comes lots of soaking in the bathtub lol! We moved the light switch outside (it’s on the other side of the wall now) so the barn door would not hit it. Thanks for checking in today!Xo

      1. Hey There! Did you have a latch for the barn door? My husband has concerns that a barn door will not be a tight seal, therefore limiting the privacy! Thanks! I love your work!

  3. Amazing makeover and I love how you incorporated the recessed lighting – in sure that was a game changer. congrats on a beautiful makeover and completing it so quickly! You definitely deserve a soak in that tub 🙂

    1. Leslie, I forgot to mention that those wooden planters are actually from Target ( craft section). They come in neutral color and I stained them with the same ( red chestnut) stain that I used for the closet shelves and for the recessed lights.:-) The hexagon shaped shelves are also the same:-)

  4. It’s so beautiful! I love the tile! And all of the wood! How does the barn door feel – privacy wise? I’m nervous to try it. But I love the way they look, plus they save so much space!

    1. Emy, I love the barn door. It’s completely shots the room so I don’t think privacy wise it’s any different. Thanks for checking in today! Xo

  5. This is such a great bathroom…..clean and unfussy……I love it! The tile really makes the space and gives it that punch but all of your accessories are spot on! Great job in six weeks…..you get my vote!

  6. dream bathroom is right!! I love the way you used the wood beam for the spotlights – beautiful! what a transformation!! love that open shelving too – i’ve been dying to do that in our own bathroom!

  7. It’s unbelievable that this bathroom is even in the same house as the before! You did an amazing job! The black accents throughout are so freakin’ chic. And those pendant lights!?! My heart can’t handle them. So good! Congrats on your first ORC as an official participant. I bet it’s not your last!

  8. Aniko, this is just STUNNING! What a transformation! Girl you worked so hard & it paid off! This is your best room yet with everything that you did! So unique & so your style! We had planned to do minor refresh & now have to do tile, which is why I didn’t finish my ORC bathrooms this round because we were out of town for week 5 &6, making a 3 week transformation impossible for us. However you’re inspiring me to finish!

  9. Is it rude of me to ask, I am buying a new house and I was wondering how much money you had to put into your project, which I love!

  10. Aniko, this is fantastic! What a huge transformation. I love how you styled each area and your simple diy’s look very chic. All of your thoughtfulness really paid off. It also looks much larger than the original bathroom. Congrats, and tell the husband to take an enjoyable break.

  11. It’s a beautiful transformation! I especially like the way the wood tones pull together the whole look. Just don’t light the candle while it’s on the hexagon shelf – I did something similar once and the heat from the flame left a black singe mark on the wood above it! Fortunately, I noticed before it caused anything more serious!

  12. What a beautiful space! I’d love to know where you got the toilet paper holder…most are just so awful looking but this one is pretty cute!

  13. What an amazing transformation. Where are the frames from? I checked the sources but didn’t see it listed. Sorry if it was mentioned and I missed it.

  14. What did you use to make the hooks on the towels? I see people do this but I don’t know what to use to make it durable in the washer and dryer.

    1. Well, I am pretty handy and DIY but I don’t make my hooks on my towels:-) I buy them with hooks from IKEA:-)! I hope it helps!
      Have a great holiday season!

      1. If only IKEA would come to Charleston, SC!!! I forgot to mention that your bathroom is fantastic and I loved EVERYTHING!!! Happy Holidays to you also.

  15. I LOVE this bathroom. Question, I am having a difficult time locating the hinged shower door. It says ATG, but I cannot find it. Thank you!

    1. Hey There! Thanks for stopping by. If you click on the SHOWER DOOR at the end of the post where I list all sources, it will take you to that specific door at ATGStores. I hope it helps.( Vigo Orion curved bathroom door)

      1. Thanks so much! Got it. Only other question was….does any water end up on the floor? Esp with that shower tower?

  16. Great job! Could you share more about how you created the shower niche? Did you use the same wall tiles for the vertical and horizontal edges, bullnose, pencil trim, or something else?

  17. Love your reno! Stunning transformation! Did your pendant lights come with silver interior or did you DIY? I have been looking for the black exterior with silver interior, but keep finding only gold interior. Thanks!

    1. Hey There! Thanks- It was silver but right after I purchased it, they discontinued it. Not sure why!:( Keep searching! I am sure you will find one with silver somewhere! Good luck!

  18. The bathroom is beautiful. We are currently building our dream home and you have given me some great ideas for our guest bath. One question what did you guys use for the shelving in the linen closet? It is beautiful.

  19. Wow, that is my dream bathroom too! Great job. I’ve been looking at at vanity for a while, how is it holding up? Do you still like it?

  20. So lovely! Just wondering how well the partial shower door keeps water inside the tub area? I love the look of these kind of doors and would like to do one in my bathroom reno.

    1. Erin, I was concerned about the same thing, too before purchasing but to tell you the truth, we love it. Looks chic and modern and it keeps the water inside the tub. The shower tower I chose is maybe not the perfect option because the sprayer that goes straight to you body from chest level is kind of ends up on the floor but if you have a regular shower head you are going to love your door! I hope this helps!

  21. Beautiful! I’m currently redoing my bathroom in a similar style, white wood and black hardware. I was looking at the very same glass bath door and saw that it was in the antique polsihed colour that looked black but not quite. Do you find the hardware on the glass door goes with the flat black you used elsewhere? Really appreciate your response!

    1. Lianna, I, too, was looking for a flat black hardware but only found the polished and it looks absolutely perfect. Looks totally black to me and I love it as it is! I hope it helps!!;-)

  22. Wow! That is a whole lot of tile! After seeing what you did last time around, I have no doubt you are going to make this space look gorgeous. The good thing is, it can only get better.

  23. Hello!

    This looks awesome!
    Where was the subway tile from?
    What color and type of grout did you use for the shower?

    Was it difficult to remove the plastic shower wall?

    1. Gillian…sorry for the delay! The subway tile was from The Home Depot. I used the larger size and I am glad that we went with the larger size. It looks fantastic! Removing the shower took sometimes. My hub looked it up on Youtube ( heck yeah)of how to remove plastic shower and that’s how he did it.:-) He needed to cut the plastic tub in two pieces to be able to remove it from the room- just heads up! Grout…jeez… I can’t recall but it was dark gray! And it was a fantastic choice too! i hope it helps!

  24. We are doing a bathroom renovation and plan to use a similar cement tile for the floor, so I was wondering how it was holding up. (Love this bathroom). Thanks!

  25. Gorgeous! What are the dimensions of the bathroom? I love the layout but I only have a 5×8 space.

  26. Beautiful! Can you let me know what mirror you got from All Modern? I think I found it but I want to make sure its the same one. Is it in oil rubbed bronze?

  27. Such an incredible transformation! Would you mind sharing your sources for the bathtub faucet (below the shower panel)? Thanks!

  28. Your bathroom looks great! We’re starting to reno our bathroom and we were looking at the same brand of vanity, but were hoping we can change out the hardware that it comes with. Any idea if the faucet and drain can be swapped?

    1. I love this vanity and I am pretty sure the faucet can be changed. Just be sure to get the 1-3 ( depends on what you have) hole faucet. Good luck!

  29. Such a tremendous transformation it is. Your bathroom are looking too gorgeous. Your bathroom color combination design both are looking attractive I was wondering how it was holding up.? Where from you purchase these? Thanks for the sharing your experience.

  30. Hi Aniko! What size grout lines did you use? It looks like 1/16 but wanted to check. We are doing a remodel now with very similiar sized white subway tile!

  31. Beautiful! beautiful! We were looking for guest bathroom ideas and a friend recommended this post to us. I must confess what I found here is better than what we’ve seen on Pinterest earlier. Keep up. Hope you’ll let me bother you with some questions when we’re set.

  32. Hello, your bathroom turned out beautifully… We just installed 4×12, still need to grout so I would love to know how the dark grout is holding up, is the color still uniform after two years of use/cleaning? Also, I looked through your list of sources and I don’t think you mentioned where the bath towel hooks/strip is from, if you remember please share.

    1. Thank you!The grout looks great and I am happy that I did not use a lighter color. The bath hook strip was a super easy DIY! A small wood board that I stained and screwed hooks on! maybe I will write up a tutorial.:-) Happy NEw year!

  33. Hi-can you tell me what size your shower niche is and if you used a pre-made tile ready insert (if so where you got it)? I can’t find that shape!

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