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Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal

Updated: Mar 18


Thompson Contracting - Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal - Amanda MacGregor - New Jersey

Today, we are sharing our guest/hallway bathroom makeover! If you have been following along with our home renovations, you might have read how much I wanted to revamp this bathroom. Like our kitchen before the renovations, this bathroom was outdated, with pale-pink tiling, a bathtub fitter, and messy makeshift shelving. It drove me crazy every time I stepped foot in the bathroom.


This is the bathroom I typically use to get ready in, I wanted it to feel more like stepping into a spa and creating the ultimate place to unwind in the evening.


With the help of our trusted contractor, Thompson Contracting, we were able to transform this bathroom to its full potential.


Before


As a little refresher, here’s a peek at what the bathroom looked like after the minor updates we did back in 2020-2021:


Thompson Contracting - Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal - Amanda MacGregor - New Jersey

Thompson Contracting - Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal - Amanda MacGregor - New Jersey

After


And the moment you all have been waiting for is the finished product!


Thompson Contracting - Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal - Amanda MacGregor - New Jersey

Thompson Contracting - Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal - Amanda MacGregor - New Jersey

With every project we tackle in the house, we go into it knowing we don't want to strip the house of its charm or character, which can easily happen when remodeling. We decided on finishes that were fresh and modern but still had a timeless air to them.


Since this is the main bathroom in our home, the one guests use when they come over, the goal was to make the look and feel of it flow with the style of the rest of the house. The second goal was to create a space for getting ready in the morning and unwinding in the evening.


We followed a color palette of green, brown, white, and black to match the color palette of our central zone: living room, dining room, and kitchen.


Thompson Contracting - Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal - Amanda MacGregor - New Jersey

We started with finding the vanity. The nook the vanity would be installed into was of odd measurements. Since the size we needed wasn't popular, we figured we would start with finding the vanity first and go from there. We looked at a lot of vanities, and I mean A LOT! Ones that were too big, others that were too small, and some that would have just made it in the nook but would have been tight. After some searching, we finally came upon the one that would fit perfectly and match the style we were looking for.


Next up was replacing the 3-panel mirror-medicine cabinet. Ironically, the original mirror in the bathroom was the same mirror we had in my childhood home's bathroom. (I thought it was a sign when we first looked at the house and I noticed that...maybe it was!)


As nostalgic as it was to have the same mirror again, it was also a clear-tell sign that we needed something more modern this time around. The tech guy that Joe is, went right to searching for a mirror that needed to be plugged into an outlet and ended up getting this one.


Thompson Contracting - Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal - Amanda MacGregor - New Jersey

Thompson Contracting - Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal - Amanda MacGregor - New Jersey

Just like in our master bathroom and near our kitchen sink, we have our Blueland's Hand Soap. The kit includes a reusable & refillable glass bottle and 3 foaming hand soap tablets in Iris Agave, Perrine Lemon, Lavender Eucalyptus, Evergreen, and Pacific Mist scents or Fragrance-Free. All you need to do is fill the glass bottle with water, drop the hand soap tablet in, and let it dissolve. To add to the eco-friendliness of this system, the tablet's wrapper can be disposed of in your at-home compost!



The future of clean is plastic-free! Shop Blueland's bathroom essentials today!


Thompson Contracting - Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal - Amanda MacGregor - New Jersey

For the flooring, I wanted large tiles. The original flooring was these small squared, ceramic tiles that were a BIG pain to clean. Joe came upon these 24 in. x 48 in. Matte Porcelain Floor. Not only is the size wonderful, making cleaning so much easier, but we also like how the wood look ties the entire ecstatic of the space.


Thompson Contracting - Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal - Amanda MacGregor - New Jersey

One of the biggest improvements was the shower-bath combo. To freshen it up, we found these Boutique Ceramic Crafted Glazed White Subway Wall Tiles to go with our new Kohler bathtub. It has been super easy to clean and we like how the matte black shower head and drain look against the glazed white tile.



A little shower niche for keeping this area clutter-free. It was our contractor's suggestion to add the black trim to the niche that we adore.


We wanted a shower door vs a shower curtain in this room, but we ended up loving how open the area felt without a glass door. We are so proud of the finished product that we didn't want to close it off either. Maybe in a couple of years, we will change our minds but right now, we are into our curtain decision.


The last improvement was the shelving. I realized while making this blog that I never took a before picture of what the shelves looked like VS now. Good riddance, since I only want to remember this beautifully crafted and very sturdy shelving our contractor built.


Thompson Contracting - Our Hallway Bathroom: The Reveal - Amanda MacGregor - New Jersey

It’s been a dream to see this little house of ours come together. One room at a time, it is feeling more and more like home. Thompson Contracting allowed us to complete our projects a lot faster than we anticipated. Watching the progress day-by-day was exciting to witness and made it complete such a bittersweet moment.


You may be thinking "What's Next?" We have a big imagination when it comes to our home, and a laundry list of projects we still want to tackle, big and small. Stay tuned for what we work on next!



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