Holiday House Bathroom Before & After

Super excited to share the holiday house bathroom before and after reveal with you all today. This room feels like a totally different space—it’s crazy! We worked with Delta Faucet for this room makeover. Long before we got the opportunity to work with Delta, we were fans of (and already had) many of their products. Not only do they have really cute products in a variety of colors/styles, but they are also crazy functional and affordable. It’s basically the perfect mix of what we love for our own homes, so we were excited to add a few favorite Delta Faucet items to Elsie’s holiday house. But first, let me show you a little before and after in case you forgot what this bathroom looked like when we purchased the home late last year.

This bathroom was an addition to the original home. I really love that the previous owners decided to add a third full bathroom because it definitely increased the value of the home, and it certainly made this house more attractive to us when we were deciding what house to buy for Elsie’s Springfield home. Many older homes, like this one from the 1920s, will have very small bathrooms that can feel a bit, well, cramped. This bathroom did not have that problem. However, the other two bathrooms in the home had been designed with a mostly black and white palette, including black and white tile that felt appropriate for the age of the home. This bathroom just felt very mismatched to us, so that became our main goal. We aimed to design this bathroom to look more like the other bathrooms in the home while also getting a few functional upgrades and design features, such as the Delta Vesna Bath Faucets, available exclusively at the Home Depot. When picking out fixtures we decided to go with Matte Black- we’ve used it in other bathrooms and think it is a great style that adds a lot of contrast to the space. The Matte Black also has a nice timeless feel which adds to the character of the room. I am especially in love with the Delta In2ition Shower Head, as it has a couple different speeds you can use when showering (and a pause button—which to me is perfect for when you’re shaving your legs and don’t need a heavy stream for a couple minutes, but maybe that’s just me?).

Even though we kept the bathroom mostly black and white, we left the cream trim that was already in the room (and throughout the rest of the house), added a vintage wooden mirror, and a wood bead chandelier just to warm the space with a few wood touches.

This bathroom is just off the master bedroom and second living room. It also contains the laundry nook for the home behind two folding doors. I am SO thrilled with how this room turned out!! I can’t wait for the Larsons and guests to use this room when they stay this year. Thanks for letting me share! xo. Emma

Looking for more bathroom inspiration? There are so many bathroom before and afters in our archives!

Room Details: tile / shower doors / shower faucet / sink / sink faucet / floating shelves / wall sconce / chandelier / mirror was a flea market find / towels and accents from TJ Maxx. And in case you are curious, my dress is from En Elly and shoes are Sofft Shoes.

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy and Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop. Additional contractor work by Martin Remodeling.
  • It’s gorgeous – I have never seen a shower area like that and adore it.

    But more importantly (to me), where is that gorgeous dress from?!

  • Love the transformation of this sweet bathroom! I used all Delta & Brizo (owned by Delta) faucets in all of our house’s bathrooms. I totally agree – they have super cute designs at amazing prices and they’re high-quality products to boot. Enjoy your beautiful bathroom!

  • The bathroom looks spectacular! I’m excited to see the shower you got. I’ve had my eye on it for a bathroom reno in my house. How do you like it? Thanks for sharing the faucets and shower head, will definitely look into those as well!

  • Can you share the dimensions of the laundry area? I’m curious to know how much floor space it would take to build one like that. Thanks!

  • Love this room (and the other holiday house rooms we’ve seen so far). I think you nailed it when choosing finishes, tile, etc that are appropriate to the age of the home while looking modern at the same time! We are currently searching for a vintage home and I rarely see upgrades that accomplish this. If and when we have to rehab, I want to make big ticket/ long term commitment design choices that will stand the test of time, won’t look dated too soon.

  • The paneled shower is so fun! It turned out beautifully modern and bright.

  • Wow, I love this!! That is what I had in mind for the shower in our master bath so I love seeing it in remodels so I can get ideas 😀 Great bathroom!

  • Wow I love the shower, and the small pops of black are perfect. I’m really enjoying the transformation. Keep up the great, inspiring work.

  • I love the bathroom, but your dress and just you in general look beautiful and happy!

  • Love how you guys transformed it! Thanks for sharing!!


  • You nailed it! Now I beg for a detailed post on what it takes to rip out that old shower and add brand new shower doors, get the drainage right, etc. I spy a few how-to’s. (Milk this room, Emma!)

  • Lovely remodel. Can you tell me how you did the flooring? Is this a wet room type? I’m needing to tackle our bath and want to do away with a shower pan system for more streamline version like yours. Thanks!

  • Love it! I’m using the same tile in our bathroom renovation. Do you mind sharing what grout you used on the floor tile and on the wall tile?

  • Wow!! What a transformation. Love it, but I would have had to keep the old sink. 🙂 I hope someone took it and it wasn’t destroyed.

    • I agree! The original sink would’ve looked amazing with the new flooring used and I think it could’ve still worked with the vibe they were going for. The new bathroom looks beautiful, too.

  • I absolutely love the way you did the shower! The whole room looks so fresh and bright!

  • Wow, I really like the result!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Well done!!!! At our rental home in FL we went with a matte finish on faucets and it was the right choice, too. I adore the black in your space. Really enjoying this series, I can’t wait for more.

  • So beautiful! I love the yellow accents that the bottles and towel bring. They just sort of complete the whole bathroom! 😀

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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