Selling our House: Bathroom Renovation

We are currently in the throws of a quickie basement renovation before we list the house. After looking at nearby comp sets and meeting with a few real estate agents, we decided that we needed to make the investment to finish out the basement so that we can really take advantage of the Seattle market right now. 

The trick in all of this is to add value to the house but not spend a fortune doing it. I have to say that it is a little underwhelming to select inexpensive materials for our projects but the chase of doing enough but not too much is very fun.

So let's take a look at this bathroom situation shall we? 

Cool outhouse right? This is what the previous owners called a 1/4 bath. I mean, thanks but NO THANKS! Nice towels though, those really help.  Also note: I have absolutely no idea what that box to the left of that toilet is. 

OH! THAT TOILET! Almost forgot to mention that when you flush the toilet, water comes out of that faucet up there on the top. Thumbs up to that. 

Our contractors are working out the plumbing right now and when we are all said and done it will be a true 1.75 bathroom with a standing shower. 


Sadly, no tile going in here and it is really nothing to necessarily write home about but I did layer in a few unexpected details I hope the newbies will appreciate. The toilet will be stupid easy to clean and I ended up choosing a wall mount sink to open up the space. It turns out that cheap vanities look suuuupercheeeaaap. The wallpaper, mirror and sconces will hopefully dress it all up a bit. That wallpaper though, I couldn't resist. 





An Updated Bedroom For My Kids

I have been scratching my head on how to decorate the kids' room for months now because the design needs to be gender-neutral while still being whimsy and fun for both. Since we are planning to putting the house on the market at the end of the summer, it's either do or die at this point to come up with something simple and sweet that the littles can enjoy without investing a ton of effort or money.

To save money, I am going to work around their existing beds from the land of nod. I need to address the importance of providing some much needed storage and want to introduce some new layers of lighting. This preliminary mood board is a starting point but you'll have to wait to see how I pull it all together. I'm obviously going for a safari theme with the paper mache animal heads but I want to add a touch of bohemian flare...

Maybe when this is all said and done, the littles will love their new room so much, that they'll want to sleep in their beds (instead of ours) the entire night? 

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