Essentials For Your New Farmhouse-Styled Bathroom

Posted on: 3 November 2017

Owning a home can be stressful at times due to the different maintenance tasks that are necessary. However, a home is also a great investment, especially if you maintain and update it regularly. While surprising for many homeowners to learn, a bathroom remodel can offer you an estimated 50 to 60 percent return on investment. Of course, this project also allows you to improve function and add personality to one of the most used rooms in your house. If you are attempting to create a farmhouse-styled bathroom, you may not know where to start when it comes to choosing paint colors, flooring, and fixtures. Using these must-haves, you can create the farmhouse bathroom of your dreams.

Wall Coverings

When you think about remodeling your bathroom, you probably think about fixtures and new tile, but you should also focus on the look of your walls.

One of the most essential elements of farmhouse design is shiplap. In the past, this wooden board was used in the construction of sheds and barns. Shiplap was also used in many older homes, so if you live in an older house, you may want to tear out some of the drywall to see what lies underneath.

Thankfully, you can purchase shiplap to cover the walls in your bathroom. The wooden boards are pieced together, connected by the grooves, creating a tight and secure closure on your wall.

Using reclaimed shiplap from old homes and barns is possible or you can create a faux shiplap using MDF. Reclaimed shiplap can be left in its original, rustic look and color or painted. MDF is also easy to paint.

For a unique look, consider creating an accent wall using the shiplap and apply fresh paint to the remaining walls in the bathroom. Opt for neutral colors, but not the ordinary beige or white. Today's neutrals are lighter shades of grey, blue, and even green.


Replacing your cabinets may sound appealing during a remodel, but repurposing old furniture into new ways is smart for aligning with the farmhouse style.

Instead of new cabinets with a built in sink, visit local antique stores and flea markets to find an appropriately-sized dresser or chest that can serve as the bathroom cabinet/vanity. Contractors can cut and fit a piece of granite or marble that fits the top of the furniture piece perfectly. Install mirrors over each sink on your dresser and you will have a functional vanity area in your  bathroom.

Farmhouse style is becoming more and more popular because of its unique look and affordability. With these simple ideas, you can create a beautiful and functional farmhouse bathroom. Contact a company, like Guthrie  Kitchen &  Bath Plus LLC, for more help.