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The bathrooms in Dove Hill Project are the last spaces of the house left to renovate, and I’m excited to be partnering with The Home Depot for the tile selection in the master bath, which will be featured in the new walk-in shower that’s replacing the old bathtub. Nothing in the bathroom has been updated since the townhouse was built in 1982 (as you can see in the before pictures below), so all of the fixtures are much lower to the ground and feel super dated. I’m bringing in the vinyl plank flooring I chose for the house plus new tiling, double-vanity, and fixtures that are going to make this room feel completely new. I went for a classic, but contemporary look that will age gracefully – and won’t break the budget.

Searching for the perfect tile was easy on Home Depot’s website, which has a great selection at a variety of prices and styles. I knew I wanted subway tiles on the wall and a mosaic on the floor, so I was able to filter my choices and find the perfect pairing. See what I ended up with in my design board below!




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As you can see, the master bathroom is actually two rooms which previously held a single vanity in each space. I’m replacing the tile on the floor with the vinyl plank already installed in the first room and removing the door between them to unify the two spaces. I considered taking down this wall all-together, but it brought in a lot of subsequent work that would have made things much more expensive. The sink is coming out of the first room and the vanity in the second room is becoming a double, so the first room can be a more traditional powder room with a makeup vanity.

As you can tell, the second space with the double vanity, toilet, and shower is very small. Removing the door that opens into this space will make a big difference, but to help open things up even more, I decided to use a single glass shower panel rather install a door.

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The tile I picked from Home Depot is really simple and classic. The white subway tiles are very straight-forward, but I chose a longer size (4×16) and a grey grout to tie them together with the dark grey of the herringbone mosaic tile on the floor. The grey grout is also so practical in terms of avoiding any discoloration!

I can’t wait to share the final reveal – my first bathroom renovation – on the Home Depot blog soon. In the meantime, you can check out my Stories in the Dove Hill highlight on my Instagram profile to see some BTS of the renovation and install!

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