• Samia Verbist

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

Updated: Jun 8

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 This spring, as an interior designer, I will show you my process to turn an outdated guest bathroom into a bright and elegant space!

"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 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 coming up with interiors that go above and beyond what they would have thought of. I love wallpaper, gold and my fab 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, on 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!

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 floor and walls Done

  • Select new bathtub hardware Done

  • Select new vanity Done

  • Select new lighting Done

  • Select 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 material 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 normally we will be ready for the big reveal in 3 weeks!. So, see you next Wednesday for the next step: installation of 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

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