One Room Challenge | Week Two | Basement Bathroom Design

Big progress has been made in Week Two of the One Room Challenge. Design and demo and tile installation galore. As always, if you are new to KS Design Company, welcome. We are so glad you are here. For this round of the ORC, we are tackling a basement bathroom with some sad before photos.

If you are unfamiliar with the One Room Challenge, here is the lowdown: The One Room Challenge is a bi-annual event that features 20 featured designers and many guest participants who makeover one room in six weeks. Better Homes and Gardens is the media sponsor.

The Design

Before we delve into the progress, here is a run-down of the design. Some of these pieces have already been ordered, while others are just inspiration.

Basement Bathroom Design Board.jpg

The aesthetic will lean modern with the large format marble-look tile being the star of the show. The large format tile will be installed on both the bathroom floor and shower walls. With all that tile, the bathroom will mainly be white, but there will be touches of black: black penny tile will be installed in the shower pan, black quartz will top the vanity, and accessories with touches of black will tie it all together. With all the tile and contrast, we didn’t want the bathroom to become too stark, so two wooden beams will be added to the ceiling, and the vanity will remain wood.

The Progress

The bathroom has seen a lot of change: going from neglected to demoed to being tiled.

Here is a glimpse of the bathroom in its current state. Beautiful tile, lots of dust.

Basement Bathroom Tile Preview.jpg

Here is our to-do list that we will be updating weekly. Italics mean the task is partially completed.

  • Demo bathroom
  • Source and install tile
  • Install new vanity or repurpose old one
  • Source and install light fixture
  • DIY ceiling beams
  • Install glass for shower
  • Source mirror
  • Source rug
  • Paint walls and trim
  • Source art

It’s only Week Two, so we have a way to go, but we are already looking forward to final reveal where we will share every inch of this space. Make sure to jump over to ORC headquarters and see all the amazing work being done.

See you next week,

Staci and Kylie