With the 2 upstairs bathrooms finished and the old basement bathroom still intact, we had one more bathroom to contend with. The main floor bathroom is small and serves as a powder room but actually was built to be another full bath.
We wanted to save what we could which included the original tile floors and the pocket door as well as a large picture window. Everything else had been gutted from the room so we were able to get creative when putting it back together.
I chose to carry the brick from the kitchen into this room to add flare and make it feel as though it was an existing part of the old house. To get started, we installed the shower base and then installed concrete board to not only the shower walls but the rest of the room. Instead of drywall, we bricked the entire room floor to ceiling and also bricked inside the shower.
To make sure it was moisture proof, we put two coats of masonry sealer on the bricks and grout. This darkened the brick color slightly and added a wet-look sheen to the walls. The install was like putting on tile and will function just like tile would when the shower actually gets used by guests.
Because of the shape of the bathroom and the placement of the window, we were limited on other items that could go in this bathroom so we kept it simple with a small pedestal sink. Since the window is above the sink, we mounted a medicine cabinet above the toilet for a needed mirror and storage.
Even with the small space, I love how much of an impact this room makes because of the brick. It is truly a one-of -a-kind space and makes a huge statement for guests when they come over.