Here is our lovely "before". This is the only room in our home that we have no touched what so ever since moving in. We always intended on redoing the space but had originally planned to knock out the dormer so that we could add a shower, making it a more functional bathroom. We knew this would be a costly and time intensive reno so it was put off. When time finally came to start thinking about it, we ended up deciding that at this point, we just wanted to do a cosmetic reno (basically just tile and paint) as we are unsure how long we will be in the house and didn't want to throw too much money into something we may not get equity out of. We have a full bathroom downstairs with a custom dual shower head that we use daily and would likely continue to use despite having a shower on the upstairs floor. We mostly use this bathroom here for bathing the boys, so this lovely 100 year old original to the house tub works perfectly. We figured that if we decide to stay in the house long term and want to put a shower up here for the boys when they are older, then we can make adjustments at that time.
For this renovation we ripped out the awful faux wood floors, installed cement board, laid small white hex tiles on the floor, and tiled up the sides where the awful beige "tile" (aka plaster that has a grid drawn in it to appear like tile) with subway tile. We finished up with a neutral gray paint on the walls, updated some fixtures, and added a few simple accessories. See the details below!