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One Room Challenge - Spring 2021 - Bathroom Remodel - Week 5

Updated: Sep 14, 2022

Already week 5 of the One Room Challenge™!

ORC is a motivational design event when you are looking for inspiration. It is fun, creative, and inspirational! This spring, as an interior designer, I will show you my process of turning an outdated guest bathroom into a bright and elegant space!

One Room Challenge with pictures of Orange County bathroom remodel and Huntington Beach interior designer Samia Verbist

"First time on my blog? Welcome, and thanks for coming by! My name is Samia Verbist. I am a French Interior Designer based in Huntington Beach, California. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Interior Architecture in Paris, France, and created my own interior design company in California 5 years ago. I love creating interesting designs for my clients and creating interiors that go above and beyond what they would have thought of. I love wallpaper, gold, and my favorite color is turquoise! My favorite places are Palm Springs and French Polynesia!"


This week was dedicated to the demo! My contractor Armando removed all the tiles on the walls, the floor, the vanity, lighting, and of course, the ugly fabric cornice above the bathtub my client hated! It was a lot of work and mess!

Yellow bathroom remodel in Orange County

Orange County bathroom remodel under construction

Now the room is ready for the new material.

Let's have a look at the to-do list. MY TO-DO LIST:

  • Design a new bathroom Done

  • Select new tiles for the floor and walls. Done

  • Select new bathtub hardware. Done

  • Select new vanity. Done

  • Select new lighting. Done

  • Select a new medicine cabinet. Done

  • Select glass bathtub door style. Done

  • Select paint color for the wall. Done

  • Create a 3D rendering of the new bathroom based on selection Done

  • Manage budget and delivery of all materials. Working on it!

  • Manage contractor's work Working on it!


  • Remove cornice and shower curtain. Done

  • Remove all tiles (floor and walls). Done

  • Remove all shower hardware. Done

  • Remove vanity, mirror, and lighting. Done

  • Install new tiles (floor and walls)

  • Create a shampoo niche

  • Install new vanity

  • Install a surface-mounted medicine cabinet

  • Install new lighting

  • Smooth the wall and paint it

  • Install new shower hardware

  • Install a frameless bathtub glass door

  • Install floating shelves

We still have some work, but we usually will be ready for the big reveal in 3 weeks!. So, see you next Wednesday for the next step: installing the new tiles and the mosaic on the wall!

If you miss the first four weeks, please check it out:

Have a nice week! Your Dedicated French Interior Designer Samia

French interior designer Samia Verbist

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Libbie Burling
Libbie Burling
Jun 06, 2021

Excited to see this finished! You are making great progress!

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