We're five days out* from being the proud owners of a late 1940s estate sale home in Decatur — with LOTS of room for updates. (I may have neglected to mention up to this point that the house will be the first place Dan and I picked out together — exciting!)
Even with a list of 35 bazillion things to do immediately (closing in the gaps between the chimney and the roof, rerouting the front yard drainage, skimming over the cracked walls in the bedrooms, etc.), I can't help but start dreaming about the purely cosmetic updates down the road.
I'm thinking: bathrooms and kitchens.
I got a good piece of advice this week from my good friend Megan (by way of her cousin): "The parts of the home that people invest the most money in are also the parts of the home that begin looking dated the quickest." That's something to consider.
Here are some of the bathrooms that are inspiring me lately. I like that these looks are classic and traditional but have notes of early-to-mid 20th century style. I love love love elements like wainscoting or beadboard, subway tile, black and white hexagon tile and pedestal sinks — especially with contemporary touches mixed in.
Just imagine it... we could take this:
and transform it along these lines:
From My New Digs.
Image from Beadboard.com (I like how the simple white mirror and the
granite countertop make this beadboard bathroom just a bit more modern).
Photo from the A Little Busy Blog.
Ahhh beadboard bathrooms. Be still my heart!
One question I have is: What kind of tub does one put in a bathroom like this? Hmmm.
*Fingers crossed everything pans out for Thursday's closing!