Creating a modern coastal bathroom in a rental home has been a dream of mine at My Wee Abode. Today, you get a peek into my small apartment bathroom design plans.
Do you see that, y’all??? (Not the ad… the mood board above it!)
It’s a MOOD BOARD!
My very first one!
And it took me (almost) FOREVER to get the gumption to put it together because… well, it was a new ‘thang’ to learn!
But, it’s done… and I’m pretty happy with it if I do say so myself.
And I did… say so myself, that is!
CREATING A MODERN COASTAL BATHROOM IN A RENTAL HOME
You may be thinking, “Julie… you live in an apartment! You RENT your home!”
“How can you do this when you rent? And, why do you want to put out money for a home that isn’t ‘yours’?!”
Well, I’ve been living in my little garage loft apartment for a little over 4 years now. And, it feels like ‘mine’.
And I don’t have plans to move anytime soon. (Now, the Lord can change that at any moment, but for now…)
YOU love having a pretty home, am I right? Well, so do I… even though I rent! So, for me, the bathroom is the best place to start!
And, these small apartment bathroom design plans are being done on a slim budget. How slim? More on that in a coming post!
Inspiration for Small Apartment Design Plans
As a co-hostess, it wasn’t my week to choose first, so I missed out on featuring her lovely bathroom on my blog. So, what’ the next best thing?
Feature her now, because her bathroom is the inspiration for the makeover of my tiny apartment bathroom!
One thing I WON’T have in my bathroom is a gorgeous claw foot tub!
And I love Marie’s vanity with her chrome accents!
Be sure to visit Reve en couleur for the full tour of her bathroom, and to see the similarities I’ll be incorporating into My Wee Abode’s rental bathroom.
Elements of a Modern Coastal Rental Bathroom
Now, let’s take a look at the actual apartment bathroom design plans and how the elements of Marie’s bathroom will be incorporated into mine!
Here’s another photo of my mood board…
Though this may not look quite coastal yet, it somehow always turns about to have a coastal vibe here at MWA. We shall see!
And this is the plan:
Paint existing cabinets a color to coordinate with current counter (this will be the only permanent upgrade, and the countertop has to stay)
- Paint the bathroom
- Add a half-wall of board and batten similar to MWA’s living room
- Stencil top of wall to mimic Reve en couler’s wallpaper
- Paint (ugly tan) shower surround tile
- Install new faucet and drain with chrome hardware
- Replace the lighting fixture with something glass/chrome
- Install flooring with affordable and/or removable option
- Add black decor accents, texture, and greenery
- Build small cabinet for storage and linens (not pictured, because I’m not sure this will happen! LOL!)
As I said in the first point above, the only permanent element will be the painted cabinets. I figure, if my landlord doesn’t like them, I can replace them when I leave.
And, between you and me… I’ve already painted the cabinets… and my landlord will LOVE them!
Now It’s Your Turn
So, what questions or thoughts do you have about creating a modern coastal bathroom in a rental home? Anything YOU might add to the plan? I would love to hear your thoughts, and I love being challenged by your questions!