The day has finally come! After months of planning and DIYing, the primary bathroom at the Hacienda Hideaway is officially complete. Before we get to the good stuff, let’s rewind and see how this space came together…
I think the builders were going for some version of Mediterranean style… but in a really cheaply-done 90’s way:
The gray vinyl floors were added on top of the original tile at some point. It hurts my soul.
The one thing this bathroom had going for it? Size. I’m used to small bathrooms, and this is the largest one I’ve ever renovated.
This distorted fisheye lens is very deceiving, but at least you can see the whole layout:
First, we demo’d all of the tile and patched the walls with cement board.
Then, Lucas built arches for the vanity and tub surround, as well as the shower entrance.
Next, we covered the entire room in microcement to add a rustic, minimalist texture.
Then, my dream floor tile was installed…
Finally, we customized and built-in two Ikea Godmorgon vanities:
The last week has been a blitz to wrap up all of the finishing touches. And 7+ months later, here’s the end result!
Welcome to our ‘Rustic Minimalist Mediterranean Moroccan Oasis’….
The satisfaction I feel while editing these photos makes all those long days of work worth it.
This light fixture was a fun DIY I’ve been woking on the last few days. Tutorial coming soon!
The microcement walls were definitely the most labor intensive part of this renovation, but they give the space so much rustic charm that you just can’t replicate with drywall.
The DIY arches have to be my favorite part, though. They completely transform the space!
Can’t forget to mention those star + cross tile floors either…
Notice the doors? They’re actually a DIY using the existing hollow core doors, and I can’t wait to share the tutorial soon! Obsessed with the way they turned out.
The door above leads to the toilet room (nothing new in there, just the same tile floors and microcement walls) and the archway opens up to the shower. Kept it simple here too:
These waffle weave turkish towels are hands down the most luxurious I’ve had yet. I got a full set with matching hand towels in olive (use the code JENNASUEDESIGN for 15% off your order!)
How about that custom built-in Ikea vanity setup? So glad we went this route.
And that covers it all! I wonder who will get to break in this bath tub first… it could be you! 😉
You know I love a good budget renovation, and typically our projects are just that. However, even with plenty of DIY, this one definitely falls under a high-end remodel by our standards. It’s the most expensive bathroom renovation I’ve done—but still on the low end for a typical bathroom remodel today if you hired everything out. Here are the retail costs (our actual costs were lower, I’ll share below!)
|Misc. construction supplies||$254|
After sponsored item discounts, our actual total came in at around $12,600. Note that the countertop line item is missing in the breakdown—that was sponsored and I wasn’t able to find out the actual retail cost.
What do you think? More expensive, less or about what you had imagined?
You can find the colors and sources linked on my Primary Bathroom Sources page, which you can access any time:
I’ll be posting a video tour of the room on Instagram tomorrow so make sure you’re following me there to see more!
I want this bathroom
Your hollow core door upgrade reminds me of the one you did waaaay back. I used that style on almost all the doors in my last house.
Y’all are doing some great work!
Soooo good! Can’t wait to see the beadboard door tutorial.
You’ve done a lovely job! All the elements came together so nicely!
Stunning! I am so excited for the door tutorial. We have a door that I’ve been wanting to do this to and I’ve been searching for a good tutorial with no luck!
It’s absolutely glorious! Is the micro cement waterproof on its own, or does it need to be sealed?
Jenna Sue says
Hi Crystal, it’s water resistant (just like concrete walls) but a sealer should be used in wet areas. You can read more about the process in this post: https://www.jennasuedesign.com/diy-concrete-bathroom-walls-with-microcement/
LOVE IT ALL! I am crazy about the doors, I gasped when I saw them. Can’t wait to see how you did it.
Absolutely stunning. Such a beautiful transformation. Love it all.
Lilly T says
It looks absolutely beautiful!! Love how it all came together.
Can you share the tools used to remove the wall/shower tile and also the flooring tile?
We are thinking of removing all the tile in our home but may start with a bathroom to not bite more than we can chew LOL. We’re thinking about renting a tile removal but I wonder if there’s something good and more economical that we don’t have to rush to return but instead take our time just in case.
I did look through the blog before asking but didn’t find the info with my search.
Thanks for always sharing your work with us!!
Jenna Sue says
Hi Lilly, we hired out the demo! That’s one of those things that’s definitely worth the cost for our time. I’m not sure what the best tools are for tile removal, sorry!
Janelle James says
Absolutely gorgeous! And so excited about the door diy. I’ve been wanting to do something like that in our home and wasn’t sure how. Can’t wait for your instructions!
Jenna Sue says
Excited to share this tutorial! It’s a good one 😀
It turned out gorgeous! I love everything about it. I’m just curious, how did you end up doing the transition at the doorway entering the bathroom? I remember you weren’t quite sure how you were going to address the transition between the two different thicknesses of flooring.
Jenna Sue says
Hi Wendy, I shared our solution in the floor tile post! You can see it here: https://www.jennasuedesign.com/hacienda-primary-bath-floor-tile-reveal/
Cynthia Solomon says
Jenna Sue says
Appreciate that, Cynthia!