A Fresh Farmhouse Bathroom Before and After

Your ensuite should be more than a basic bathroom – it should be a personal retreat. 

Bathrooms often get overlooked, but you spend enough time in there that it is worth turning a generic design into something functional, beautiful, and you. Your ensuite, especially, should be a bright and stylish space that truly makes your bedroom feel like a “suite”.

Your ensuite should feel like a seamless extension of your primary bedroom, not just an add-on. As a high-use area, every square inch counts. 

This gorgeous farmhouse style ensuite renovation shows how you can turn a bare and boring bathroom into an inviting retreat that speaks to your personal style.

Originally, my client’s bathroom lacked both personality and functional storage. It was big, but most of the space was not usable. 

My client wanted a farmhouse feel with a modern update. But first on the agenda was creating more usable space. 

Adding walls can create more functional space.  

Renovations are not just about removing walls – sometimes, adding walls actually creates more space. By adding a wall in this bathroom, we were able to expand the shower, add a bench and a stunning storage tower. 

The end result feels much more spacious because all the space now has a function. The extra storage is perfect for towels, toiletries, and other bathroom essentials. The expanded shower feels much more luxurious. 

Don’t be afraid of wallpaper in the bathroom. 

We used a pretty printed wallpaper to add a pop of personality to the entire space. The gingham creates an instant cozy farmhouse feel, and the chic grey tones keep things elegant.

Wallpaper is an easy way to bring character into the room. Don’t shy away from patterns – a smaller space can actually be the perfect place to use bolder prints. Just make sure any wallpaper you put in the bathroom is wipeable and moisture resistant. 

Cohesive hardware creates a modern feel.

We used a matte black tone throughout the hardware selections: hooks, faucet, shower bar… right down to the toilet paper holder. Pulling those finishing details together creates a cohesive look within the confines of a smaller space like a bathroom. 

Against the detail of the wallpaper, these coordinated pieces offer a clean, modern look. 

Go custom where it counts.

The vanity is one of the focal points of a bathroom. Not only does it draw the eye, it also needs to be highly functional.

Expanding a standard-size vanity, and adding custom hardware and paint can create a statement piece that elevates the entire feel of the bathroom. 

Here’s what my clients had to say about their experience

I recently worked with Natalie Cox to redesign and renovate several rooms in my house. Before calling CPI, I couldn’t make up my mind what to do, where to put my money, and how I wanted things to look. Natalie made everything easy by making thoughtful suggestions, taking into account my tastes and needs, and coming up with designs that worked well for my family. There were a few hiccups along the way but Natalie was always quick to respond and rectify everything to my satisfaction. The end result is beautiful, I absolutely love it. I highly recommend Natalie and I will be calling her again for my next project.

Sarah Foottit, Stittsville⁠

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