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One Room Challenge Spring 2020 Week 1

Updated: May 22, 2020


We are so thrilled to be participating in this Spring's ORC challenge! We are newbies to the ORC Challenge so we are extra giddy with excitement. What is an ORC you ask? Well it's an online event that happens everything Spring and Fall where designers and DIY'ers (Guest Participants like us) and 20 Featured Designers, make over a room over the course of six weeks. The final reveal is scheduled for Thursday, June 11th! You can learn more about the challenge here. We want to officially invite you to follow along each week as we document the process of renovating a room! Here's how it works, we’ll post updates to this blog every Thursday. You can also follow us on the day to day progress as well on our Instagram stories.

Full disclosure: This year we got a little head start on the space we're renovating because we originally had the demo planned prior to Covid.


We're designing this One Room Challenge space for a very special client who is also one of our dearest family friends. Our client wanted to redesign their master bathroom and adjoining closet which quite frankly was a disaster! After mildly renovating the bathroom a few years back our clients were left disappointed as the contractor they hired did not do a good job. Let's just say the plumbing alone was a nightmare! In terms of partnership, we wanted to create a space that first and foremost functional, and slightly larger than the original foot print. The bathroom space is not large (approx. 10' x 6'), but there is a ton of opportunity with shifting a few things around to maximize the space. The original adjoining closet is about 10'x 4'.


Our client was very specific with wanting to build out a make up vanity area in the bathroom. In order to do this we will be shifting the toilet to the adjacent wall. By moving the toilet it would give us enough room to extend the current vanity set up from wall to wall. In addition, our clients wanted to gain some extra sq. footage in their closet. The plan here is to gain the sq. footage from the small awkward space being utilized now as a hallway that separates the bath and closet. We will be closing off the opening and building out two new openings (one to the bathroom and one to the closet). To maximize the space even further we will be using two barn doors.



The goal here is to bring a hint of farmhouse modern to the bathroom by using some copper finishes and classic white subway tile. The goal for the walk in closet is STORAGE, STORAGE, STORAGE oh, and did we mention STORAGE??


*all images sourced from clients Pinterest board.


What do you guys think so far!? Comment below as we would love to hear from you. P.S. Our clients stamped this board with a big fat APPROVED sticker, and we are rocking and rolling as we speak! Join us here next week on Week 2 of the challenge with more updates.

Don’t forget to meet me on our Instagram stories to follow the day to day progress! See what everyone else in this challenge is up to at One Room Challenge™


K & J

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