Cottage Bathroom Renovation

Our first house was a 920 square foot cottage in the Houston Heights, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.  We lived there for five years and I had no idea it was small.  We loved it!  Even after adding a 100 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback to our family I still felt okay on space.   I loved that house so much I would get a little defensive when people would say we needed to move to a bigger house.  It wasn't until we brought our baby girl home that cottage started to feel tight.  Then she started to crawl... time to sell!!!  
I had big plans to renovate that whole house but during our 5 years we had just two home improvement projects.  We repainted the exterior and we remodeled the bathroom.  I believe the bathroom renovation ultimately sold the house.  The new exterior paint and a great set of photos from our great photographer neighbors :) were next on the list of reasons our house sold so quickly.  Long story short, we sold the house the day we listed for 10% above our asking price.  Are you thinking maybe we didn't price it right?  I think we did, it was the bathroom the buyers wanted!  Here are the dramatic before and after pictures of our 80 sq ft bathroom:

Stay tuned for pictures of the rest of the house including the red exterior.  In the meantime, I plan on posting the specifications (paint color, tile, fixtures) of the of the renovated bathroom if people are interested, let me know!

Thank you to our former neighbors, Kim and Greg of Kolanowski Studio, for a great photo of our bathroom and for letting me use it in my blog!

Tell it to your neighbor,


  1. Erica....such a cute blog!! And such a cute bath! Will you share where you got the precious green light fixture in the bathroom?

    1. I am so sorry it took me so long to see I had a comment here! There's a lot of figuring out with this blog! Thank you very much for the complements! I got the green shade pendant several years ago from the Pottery Barn outlet in San Marcos. I think it was only $20! It's not available anymore but here are other options I found:
      I hope you find what you're looking for and I hope this helps!

  2. Erica: I always loved that bath renovation to your bungalow! So happy to see pictures of it again.

  3. I love the green color you chose! It's so bright and fun, which imo is perfect for a bathroom. I'm not a fan of dark, depressing bathrooms.

  4. The shade of green that you have chose looks so very refreshing. It is perfect for this part of your house. The small bathroom turned out to be as spacious as the other bathroom as well. Congratulations!

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