Andover Guest Bathroom Remodel

Onto the details of our Guest Bathroom Remodel…

Now that we have sold our Andover Remodeled Home we can share all of the fun we had remodeling the home and show you just how easily you can do-it-yourself.

We have chatted about our Living RoomKitchen, and Master Bathroom Remodels so now it is time to share with you our Guest Bathroom Remodel!

Guest Bathroom Remodel

Here is a photo of the before and after of the guest bathroom.

before and after downstairs bathroom

As you can see, this bathroom needed a ton of work. The bathroom felt very small and narrow. The bathroom had a drop tile ceiling that we knew we wanted to get rid of to make the room feel larger. Jamie tore out the drop down ceiling and the framing around the old fiber glass shower, he also opened up the room by moving over the false wall on the left hand side that was taking up unnecessary space.

Downstairs Bath Before

Yes, Mickey had to go…


If you read our last bathroom remodel post you know you always have to remove the vanity, toilet, and tub first. And remember, before you take anything off make sure the water is shut off so you don’t flood your room! The toilet has two bolts that need to be taken off and then you can lift it out. Be careful of the leftover water in the trap. For the sink you will need to crawl into the vanity to unbolt the faucet. Its a pain to do so you can also cut the faucet off from the top if you are planning to get a new one. Again, make sure the water is shut off! Last just detach the vanity from the wall (its probably screwed or nailed) and the demo is done.

Once the room was demo’d it was time to reframe the room. To frame you need 2” x 4”s for the wall frame with the studs 16″ apart. Always remember when picking out your lumber, that you look to ensure the boards have not been warped. Once Jamie got a portion of the room re-framed he hung the dry wall and taped. For this shower Jamie opted for a fiberglass shower pan rather than tiling the shower floor. It saved us some work that Jamie felt was fine to skip on this remodel.


Planning is key to any tile project. Do a dry set of the tiles to make sure your layout will work. Once you have the layout you want mix up the mortar. Use a tile mortar that is designed for your type of tile (it will say on the material) and a notched trowel to make an even coat for the tiles to be set into. Jamie almost always use a 1/4″x1/4″ notched trowel. Make sure to allow at least 24 hours to let the tile sit before you start grouting.



Jamie knew he wanted to build a niche in the shower being there was no tub ledge for the shower amenities. He wanted a different design in the niche so he came up with this design and used 1″x1″ tiles from Home Depot.


One part Jamie don’t like about this shower was that he didn’t cover or hide the raw edge of the tiles on the niche.. Live and learn…


The last thing to do was to decorate! We picked out the vanity, mirror, and light fixtures from Home Depot.


And here are the after photos…

We were both so happy with how the remodel turned out. We painted the walls a light grey. I love the style of these grey and brown tiles because they can really go with another color scheme. 



Bathroom Redmodel


before and after downstairs bathroom

AndoverShowerRemodelAs always, we home the new homeowners enjoy the look of this bathroom as much as we did. We will definitely be using this design inspiration for our future homes.

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  • GORGEOUS! I hope to someday get into remodeling and “flipping houses”. I’m loving the grays over the tans lately.

    • Thank you so much Nikki!! Me too!! We’re working on a home now and have been using tons of different grays, we can’t wait to share!!

  • Wow! Your remodel looks great! I love watching the remodel shows on HGTV. I would love to do this to our home. Very nice!

    • Thank you Raquel!! Me too!! That shows so inspiring!! Love it.

  • Looks fantastic. We completely gutted and remodeled our old craftsman house built in 1919. My favorite project was tiling around the bathtub. It’s amazing how big of a difference this made in our home. I love what you did in this bathroom.

    • Thank you Michelle!! Oh that is sooo cool. I would Love to invest in an older home, I can only imagine how pretty it looked.

  • Oh wow! It looks so much better without Mickey, but besides that….y’all did a beautiful job on this remodel! Love the nice in the shower.

  • Amazing transformation! Love the dark tile but I especially love the sink/vanity. That is the same style I want in my kids’ bathroom.

    • Awesome, Regan! Thank you! Glad we can help inspire you!!

  • Love the shower tile! You guys did a great job!

  • Rachel DeVaughn

    wow thats a great remodel job!! i know that must have taken alot of work!! i love it!! (from a SITS girl!)

    • Thanks So much Rachel! Lots of work but is always so worth it!! Thanks for sharing the love! 🙂

  • Great job on the nook! You’ll be so glad you didn’t forego that extra detail. We have one in our main bathroom and it was well worth the extra effort.

  • I love the final result. It looks so posh and perfect for a grown up. The “before” version is more of my daughter’s type of bathroom.

    • Thanks Petro!! Haha, So true!! I am pretty sure I had that exact same border in my bedroom growing up! 🙂

  • Wow, you all did a fantastic job! I love the colors, much better than Mickey! 😉 We have an all tile bathroom (yuck) and really need to figure out what to do with it! Then again much of our house needs some overhaul. One thing at a time though. Thanks for sharing your remodel!

    • Haha, Thanks Nicole!! Yes, one step at a time is right!! You will be there! Thank you for the comment love! 🙂

  • Wow this looks stunning! Who doesn’t love mickey? haha.. Our bathroom is a hot mess, they have flower stickers around the jetted garden bath, it’s all out dated bad.

    • Haha, Thanks Natalie!! Sounds Beautiful 😉 !! Jamie and I were just talking about how funny it is that those types of styles were once in style. We were thinking…I wonder in how many years it will be until what we are spending so much time and money on fixing will be considered “ugly” and outdated?? 🙂 Funny to think about!!

  • “Yes, Mickey had to go…” OK, I totally cracked up. Your new remodel is beautiful!

    • Haha, Thank you So much Rachael!! 🙂 🙂 Happy Valentine’s!

  • WOW!! That is amazing! Definitely extremely impressive! I love the stone look 🙂

  • Wonderful before and after! I love the look, especially the grey stone.

    Stopping over from SITS Girls. Meant to comment Tuesday, but accidentally commented in the wrong group.

    • Thanks Rachel! 🙂 Thank you so much! We appreciate the love.

  • The remodel looks GREAT! I like what you did with the shower area.

  • This looks amazing, you did a great job. I love the shower. I love Mickey too but I see why you could replace him this one is so much more classy and beautiful.

    • Haha! Maybe if we would have had kids… 🙂 Thank you Nickida!!

  • Beautifully done, the bathroom is all grown up. Love it!! Hugs
    P.S. there’s still time to share this at my Thursday hop ( open through Sat)

  • Great job! We need to update our bathrooms!

  • You did a beautiful job on your bath! I kept looking at the old wallpaper boarder and singing, “Hey Mickey! You’re so fine you blow my mind! Hey Mickey!” Because I’m a dork like that. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


    • HAHA! Love it!! Thank you so much Alison!! Thanks for having us!