We have turned our two-car garage into a "guest suite" or possibly a place for a full-time caretaker when the need arises. Our "garage" was never used to park cars. Dan had his workshop in one half, and we had storage (mainly for my pottery collection) in the other side. The bathroom was built at the back of what had been Dan's workshop. It is quite small (4' x 10') but quite adequate.
Because of the size of the room we chose "small" fixtures that the space could accommodate. We opted for a shower kit that was installed in one corner.
|Corner shower kit.|
|Small vanity and medicine cabinet.|
|Mirror and lights over the vanity.|
The toilet is regular size, but at Wayfair online I found a tiny little cabinet to use beside the toilet that is perfect for storing toilet tissue and other bathroom necessities.
|Small cabinet from Wayfair. (Photo from their website.)|
|The tiny cabinet from Wayfair is perfect for this spot beside the toilet. (I am going to add brushed nickel knobs to match the vanity and medicine cabinet, and to make it look a little more upscale.)|
|Lime green towels and brown ones to blend with the wall paint.|
|Chain stitching on the towels.|
The floor is solid bamboo used throughout the guest suite.
|We love the beautiful solid bamboo flooring.|
To add a little whimsy, we mounted a painting of a crocodile above the shower. Although I once was an avid collector of crocs and gators, I have pretty much given up that hobby. But at the Hickory Pottery and Antique Show the other week, I couldn't resist this little guy in a booth next to mine and thought it would be perfect for the bathroom. And it is.
|Le gator above the shower.|
Although the bathroom is quite small, because we chose small fixtures, it really seems spacious and not crowded at all. There is a pocket door that separates the bathroom from the bedroom. I will show what we did for the bedroom in another blog.