Bathroom Renovation

We bought our Cape Cod style home in Exton 11 years ago when Main Street at Exton was simply piles of dirt. At the time we had no idea what they had in store for Main Street.  We absolutely love our location. We are in the center of everything yet tucked away in a nice quiet neighborhood so it almost feels as though we live in the country.  With that said, our home was built in the 70's so we knew our house would be in need of updates over the years.

My husband and I have made renovations to our house almost every year.  Some big and others small....but we make sure to do something.  We decided to slowly make updates being careful to not "break the bank." Thanks to Pinterest, recent renovations plans have been much easier to plan. I love making a board for each project so I can have a visual as to how the project will come together. One of our make-overs this year was the kid's bathroom.  
Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the bathroom before ripping out the toilet and vanity.  We were just so excited to get rid of the constant leaky toilet and 70's style single sink vanity with plastic striped counter-top (yes striped!?).  So here are a couple before pictures....


We chose to install a double vanity for the 3 kids to share.  The boys share one sink and our daughter gets her own sink because "a girl needs her own sink, right?"  We also had our carpenter install bead board around the entire bathroom and switched the paint color from yellow to a calming light blue.  I love how it turned out.  


We chose to install a double vanity for the 3 kids to share.  The boys share one sink and our daughter gets her own sink because "a girl needs her own sink, right?"  We also had our carpenter install bead board around the entire bathroom and switched the paint color from yellow to a calming light blue.  I love how it turned out.





I am still not quite sure what to do with this shelving space located behind the shower.  As usual I am perusing Pinterest for ideas.  If you have a suggestions, I would love a comment!


So our tips and advice:

1. Always budget for the renovation costs 25% higher than the initial quote.
2. Start a board on Pinterest to keep your ideas in one place.  I love having a visual board of how the room will come together.  Pin other rooms and decorations you love to help your create your own unique space.
3. Do not forget about stores like Marshalls and Home Goods when making renovations.  I have had tons of luck finding fixtures, rugs, towels, whatever it may be, at a much lower cost than your traditional stores. 
4. Look for that one item (in our bathroom it was a Pottery Barn shower curtain found at the outlet) to inspire and plan your update around.



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