Happy New Year 2017!

Posted on January 02 2017

Happy New Year 2017!


Well here we are again, a new year, a fresh start. Do you still make new year's resolutions? Did you party like crazy on new year's eve?

Depending on your age, you will have different answers. When I was young, New Year's eve was super important - it had to be a BIG party. And expensive. And fun. I had to buy a new dress, shoes, get my hair done - the works. Now as I'm older, the challenge is just staying awake until midnight! Certainly times are more low key, casual and frugal when it comes to parties - and I like it!

I don't do new year's resolutions anymore either. Oh the sudden pressure! The whole year is a series of life improvements, so they will be undertaken when the right time comes along. It's much more manageable!

So on the home front, our decor projects don't have to start right away - but we can certainly think about it. In our home, we will be re-doing the guest bathroom. It's small 3 piece, so I thought some ideas on how to update a small bathroom would be a great start to this year.

Do you have new year's resolutions? What are they? Are they attainable? (That's the most important part). Whatever they are or aren't, we wish you the best in 2017!


Our guest bathroom is tiny - so small, the corner shower door takes up too much room when it opens up. 

Eliminating the door will be the main priority. Walk in showers are a great alternative. They provide more space and have a clean modern look. No shower curtain is needed. We will probably choose a frosted glass and will be similar to this style. Clean subway tiles all around with grey grout. 


Because we will be building from scratch, it will be easy to create built-in shelves in the shower stall. This will eliminate the need to buy additional shelving, which generally is an un-attractive plastic option.


There is an amazing selection of shower heads available to suit everyone. The elephant shower head or rain shower is very popular, but we tend to find they don't have the water pressure we like. So while we will choose a large size, we also need the hand held addition - this is the best way to wash our dog! We particularly love this two in one style.


For some reason, our little bathroom has two light switches, a dimmer light and hollywood style mirror lights. It can get very bright in there! We will be eliminating one ceiling light fixture and placing a wall fixture on either side of the mirror. Much more elegant.


Our first choice is a pedestal sink instead of the bulky cabinet that is currently there. This will give the impression of a larger bathroom. But what happens with storage you say? We are opting for a slim, tall style cabinet instead. It will fit in the corner perfectly. Like these we have on sale: Click on the photos to view more details.


Our little bathroom renovation will be starting soon! Can't wait!



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