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Farmhouse Finds: Vanities

We’re starting a new series on our blog called “Farmhouse Finds,” each post will consist of a round up of items in a different fixture or decor categories to help you design a bathroom with a modern farmhouse feel. With the modern farmhouse design gaining traction in suburban areas, thanks to HGTV shows like Chip and Joanna’s, “Fixer Upper”, we want to help you navigate the web to help you find farmhouse gems for your bathroom renovation. In today’s post we round-up twelve farmhouse vanities we are currently loving from Wayfair. Click on the links to find out more about these fabulous vanities

Guelph farmhouse bathroom renovation vanity
A Traditional Bathroom Renovation

We had to make a quick post about a bathroom renovation we did in Guelph back in February of this year. We got a chance to go back and take some photos recently to show it off. The style is just so different to what we usually encounter and we love all the details, which we are going to share with you. Read on to see what it looked like before and what upgrades were made!

Pssst, click to enlarge any of the photos.





Our clients wanted to update everything in their ensuite. We opted for a traditional colour palette and style which ran throughout their home. The vanity was taken out and replaced with a Darby Home Co. 60" vanity with one sink, as they wanted more counter space rather than a double sink and went with the matching mirror as it came as a set. The vanity was solid, well constructed, and of course, in the traditional style. We went with some shaded wallchiere sconces in classic bronze (find it here) on either side for some task lighting. We made sure the bathroom was well lit all around. Bonus, they are all on a dimmer! Did somebody say mood lighting. 






The biggest upgrade by far was the shower. The bath tub was taken out completely to make room for a large barrier-free walk-in shower with natural stone tiles, fitted with Hansgrohe fixtures in oil rubbed bronze as well as a linear drain. Our clients wanted some privacy whilst taking a shower, and to deliver that we built a half wall and installed custom glass around the enclosure. 






Okay, so we took the bathtub out. what took its place? Just an open area where you can enjoy a seat on the bench if you want to, or look at art while the heated floors warm up your feet. The nice thing about the heated floors that we installed is that you can program it to turn on whenever you like. So, lets say you program it to start during winter mornings just before you step into the bathroom... so when you do get in there you just say "ah, warmth." This area also beautifully displays the wainscotting we put around the room as well.

Want to know more? Ask below! Want us to give you some ideas on how to upgrade your bathroom? Get in touch here, and shoot us a message. Also, don't forget to let us know what you think of this transformation. Is this your style?



All photos taken by Mikro Renovations

5 Decor Ideas for A Bodacious Botanical Bathroom

It's finally starting to feel like spring here in Guelph, like really, truly. Branches are budding and flowers are blooming! I wanted to share my current picks for spring inspired decor to incorporate this fabulous season's trademarks into your bathroom!



From Designers Guild

Put up some subtle floral wallpaper for a dash of spring all year round. Revitalize your perspective on what may have been “your mother’s or Grandma's style” – what’s old is new again, and what’s vintage is valued. Why? Because I think we can all agree, it looks fabulous. Make your grandma or mom jealous with a hip new age floral print wallpaper.

2. Blush and Blue Leaves Shower Curtain

From Society6 by PrintProject - $68.99

A shower curtain to swoon over. Blush pink leaves contrasted by teal blue leaves. Perfect for those who don't like anything "too floral." It's not exactly floral...its botanical!



3.Ridged Terracota Pot

From Anthropologie - $12.00 –$34.00

You can actually just put a real plant in your bathroom, because well...hmmm... let's see (1) it's one of the most simple options, (2) real plants will always be one of my top decor items because it is so refreshing and (3) some plant pots are just so darn cute! Alternatively, you can arrange some of your favourite flowers in a vase.

Tip: Go for fake flowers and plants if you don't like the upkeep





From Desenio

Desenio is one of my favourite places to get affordable and eye catching prints. Check out their botanical prints and you'll surely fall in love with at least one poster. 




5.JAZZ MIX Tile (6" X 5.7")

From TilesInspired - $26.99 per sq. ft. | $145.21 per box 

These ceramic scallop or fish scale tiles, whatever you want to call them is the perfect love child of nautical and botanical design. The box comes with a mix of decorative patterns that is sure to be a showstopper.



Well, thats five! There's probably a million more ideas, but I'm not here to drown you in those ideas. Will you be sprucing up your bathroom decor for spring? If you are let us know what you're doing in the comments, we always love to hear your doing