Guest Bedroom

Guest Bathroom Reveal

The Before…

A while back I showed you our guest bedroom, and today I am going to show you the guest bathroom.  When we purchased this house, the bathroom (well, the whole house really) was very outdated, had laminate floors, bad lighting, fake wood cabinets, and old school fluorescent enclosed lights, ya know, the whole nine yards.  However, it was a decent size.  Perfect for a guest bath.  This bathroom has a bedroom on either side of it.  One we use as our guest bedroom and the other the guest ‘lounge’, aka the man cave, tv and movie watching room, etc.  It is a room with many purposes, but when guests are here they use it as a living area.

I really don’t have a lot of ‘before’ pictures of this bathroom,  just these 2 below and one looks so yellowish even though the walls were white. I think that picture was from the real estate listing. Anyway, here they are…

Getting Started…

We started by gutting the whole space except for the toilet. And then it was left that way for what felt like forever, as we waited and waited and waited for everything else to get done.

Gutted empty guest bath
Gutted empty guest bath

The layout stayed the same but we turned the tub into a stand up shower with some beautiful river rock tiles, and replaced the floors, vanity, toilet and window.  Here are some in progress pictures.

The Reveal…

And here is how it looks today. (Not sure I’m diggin’ this mirror, but it works for now.)

And, one last before/after…

So, there you have it.  A nice updated bathroom.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Guest Room Reveal

Guest Bedroom Reveal…

Hey All!

I hope you all had fantastic Turkey Day’s!  We hosted our first Thanksgiving at the House house, and I must say it was great.  We had family here and some friends who were visiting from out of town.  It was low-key and wonderful and we had a lot of laughs, and lots of food and wine.  And the turkey was pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.

The Before…

But, enough about Thanksgiving. Today, I thought I’d show y’all our guest bedroom.

I did not take many ‘before’ pictures of this room.  It was just a room with one window and one closet.  Big whoop!  Nothing to exciting, which is probably why I didn’t take any photos of it.  These are the photos from the real estate listing.  Sorry about the quality.  As you can see it was pretty dark and dreary in there.

And here are some before picture of the outside of house.  The guest room is located behind the arched rock wall.  The house originally was about 2000 square feet with a split floor plan.  Master bedroom and bath on one side and two bedrooms with another bath on the other.  Living room, kitchen and dining room were in the middle of the house. Since we now use the old master bedroom as an office/gym and have added three bedrooms upstairs, this area of the house became what we call ‘the guest wing’.  This guest bedroom I’m about to reveal, a den that guests can use as a tv room (but also serves as a man cave for my husband – it has all his sports pictures in it) and a bathroom.  Our old house had an 800 square foot guest house so we feel like this ‘wing’ makes up for losing that.


And here is a picture of the room before the new front window was installed and before it even had a wall. This is the view from the now dining room.


We ended up extending the wall out into the dining area about a foot, and adding a beautiful window, new drywall, new carpet and of course paint.

Guest bedroom today… 

And this is the bedroom now.

The room is a collection of old furniture, curtains and lamps, that we’ve had forever (since we don’t plan on buying anything new at the moment). I tried my best to make it look as nice as possible, and as comfortable as possible for our guests, and living in Florida we do get our fair share of guests.

This bedroom set is probably 15 years old, at least.  My husband bought it while we were dating and we used it for a very long time. It is not the most up-to-date set, but it does the trick for a guest room.  We wanted to have a king sized bed in there and this is a king set.  The photographs above the bed are from some of our travels over the years. We traveled a lot before we had kids. Actually, we’ve traveled quiet a bit with our kids too.  The curtains we used in our master bedroom at least 3 houses ago (we’ve moved a lot!), but kept just in case.  Same with the lamps. Overall it doesn’t look half bad for a bunch of old stuff.

Here is the before/after from the outside of the house. Bye bye, outdated rock arch wall thingy.  Hello, new gorgeous window.

And one more before/after of the inside


I’m not sure if I’ve told ya how much we love our windows.  We live on a fairly busy street.  I mean, it is not a highway, but it is the main road coming into this neighborhood and lots of cars go up and down it all day long.  But, let me tell ya, these windows are so thick and sound proof that you can not hear a thing.  No cars going by, nothing. I talked all about these windows back when we had to pick them out.  They are hurricane impact windows and were very expensive but really were worth the price.

Gearing up for Christmas… 

We are busy decorating our house for the holidays.  Our neighborhood is famous for it’s Christmas lights and displays and people come on tour buses, and in cars from all over Naples to check out the lights.  The pressure is on.  I’ll be sure to post some video and pictures once we are all done.  I’m also working on a quick and easy Christmas DIY project I will tell you all about soon.  Remember these trees I made last year?  And a reader (and friend) made this.