The original ’60s upstairs bathroom in our house was, compared to everything else we were dealing with, not too bad. It was done in cream and a mauve pink color. The wall-mounted toilet was pink and so was the tub. It had two sinks with brown floral designs inside. One of them was specialty sized for hair-washing. And look, an intercom!

The plan we had for how we were going to use the upstairs part of our house called for a roomy bathroom that could accommodate a family with little kids. Working with contractor K&W Interiors and designer Fernanda Conrad, we gave it a simple, functional makeover:

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The biggest thing we did was replace the bathtub with a shower. We used a pre-made shower pan and white subway tile. There’s a small bench and a corner shelf. I found the double shower head at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

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Here’s the view from the shower. I used film on the lower half of the window so we wouldn’t flash anybody:

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The double sink plumbing set-up allowed for two new vanities, a kid one and a larger adult one. We went with basic shaker in hickory, with white laminate tops and basic white sinks:

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We painted the room brilliant white. We replaced the fan with a quiet Panasonic version and replaced the window in the shower. I found a new wall-mounted toilet (More about the toilets in this post about our downstairs bathroom) We replaced the floors with this brushed grey vinyl that Fernanda found.

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The light fixtures, which I don’t love but don’t hate, are from Lowes. (Light fixtures for vanities are so hard!) I found the mother-of-pearl mirrors at Pier One.

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The towels and shower curtain are from the adorable Nate Berkus Target line which was just on sale. The marble vanity accessories are Target as well.

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This guy, who needs a shower, can’t wait to mess this bathroom up. (Yes, he is dipping a quesadilla and a sausage link in his smoothie):

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