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Jungalow Bathroom Before and After with Kohler

This post was created in partnership with Kohler

This bathroom remodel was the last big remodeling project in our home. It was a tough call whether or not do redo it because it was perfectly functional beforehand. Perfectly functional but also kinda gross and totally uninspiring. Once Kohler got in touch with us about working together on this project, it was a no-brainer — I’ve been obsessed with Kohler’s Inia sink for a minute now, so the sink ended up being the perfect jumping-off-place for the design.

You may remember the big design dilema that we were facing about where to put the entryway for the bathroom and whether or not to increase the square footage (while also eliminating a closet). In the end we decided to keep the bathroom small (it’s the exact same size as it was before) but just reconfigured the space to make it feel larger. Ultimately, we felt that we couldn’t sacrifice the closet space in our small house with very limited storage for a larger bathroom. (If you’re just now catching up on this project you can read more about the inspiration for the bathroom here.)

Alright so let’s take a look at the “before”:

It’s not like it’s HORRIBLE–it’s practical, but it’s very basic and underwhelming. The tiles also kinda make me cringe. You can watch the video to really see how the whole bathroom progressed…but suffice it to say that the AFTER makes a VERY big difference:

Like I mentioned before, Kohler’s  Inia sink was our jumping-off place for the whole design. (Also, in the video below, you’ll notice I pronounced the Inia sink wrong…it’s actually “in-I-a” with a long-I.) The color, the recycled glass, the whole idea of focusing on natural materials. We used live-edge wood for the vanity, and instead of encasing the sink in it (hiding the bottom) we simply cut the wood so that the sink sits inside it, so when you’re in the bathtub you can look up through it. 

Another big design decision wash the hardware finish. We ended up with the brushed bronze finish which I am absolutely in love with. In certain lights it reads more like gold, and in certain lights it looks more bronze. It gives off the luxurious gold feeling without being too over-the-top. It’s understated but still kinda blingy at the same time. New favorite finish. Our hardware is from the Kohler Purist Collection.

I love this shot so much because it allows you to really see how much style we were able to eek out of such a small space. putting in the large window and moving the tub to the opposite wall so that it could be under the window was probably the best layout decision that we made. It’s hard to tell in this photo but we used frosted glass (which is actually more milky than frosted) for the bottom portion of the window and clear glass at the top portion. You can really see in this photo how in the light the brushed bronze finish on the shower-head and faucet (also from the Purist collection) looks like a really pretty mellow gold colors.

The niches that we had installed really make the space feel extra special. We put them in our last bathroom remodel as well but the niches weren’t really deep enough to hold plants so that was one big change we made. We also used contrasting tile in the back of the niches which I think added a lot of fun visual contrast.

This is a shot of the other side of the room. I’m standing in the tub to get this shot.


The mirror was a vintage find from Etsy (see bottom of the post for all shopping sources). It was tricky to find the right mirror for this space because a lot of shapes looked strange in the arched niches on either side. The vintage mirror ended up echoing the arched shape without looking too matchy-matchy.

I love looking at the B+A of the fixtures. I mean, can you even?? Not just pretty, either — our new show head, faucets and toilet are all also working to conserve water and limit water usage — a very important thing for my family and our environment — especially since we live in Southern California.

So now you get to see a li’l video we put together that shows the whole process start to finish! All shopping resources are below!! xoxo!! ~J


Shopping Sources


Sink: Spun Glass Vessel Sink in Transluscent Dew
Bathroom sink grid drain without overflow in Vibrant Brushed Bronze

Sink Faucet:
Purist® Widespread wall-mount bathroom sink faucet trim with 8-1/4″ spout in Vibrant Brushed Bronze
Adjustable P-trap with long tubing outlet, 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ in Vibrant Brushed Bronze

Bath tub:
Underscore® 60″ x 30″ alcove bath with integral flange
Clearflo Slotted overflow brass bath drain in Vibrant Brushed Bronze

Shower Faucet: Purist® Rite-Temp® pressure-balancing bath and shower faucet trim with push-button diverter and cross handle, valve not included in Vibrant Brushed Bronze
Rite-Temp® 1/2″ pressure-balancing valve with push-button diverter and screwdriver stops

San Souci™ one-piece round-front 1.28 gpf toilet with AquaPiston®flushing technology
San Souci™ trip lever for K-4007 in Vibrant Brushed Bronze
3/8″ NPT angle supply with stop and annealed vertical tube in Vibrant Brushed Bronze

(also, in case you were wondering, all that Kohler stuff came to $5672.85)

Contractor: H&A My Design

Fireclay Tile
Read more on our tile choices here
Tidewater in 2X8 Field Tile
Elephant Star  in cutom colors

Vintage from Etsy 

Sconce Above Mirror
Schoolhouse Electric 

Live Edge Wood Vanity
Custom Made by Treeline Woodworks 

Vintage From Etsy 

All of the other items pictured were already in my possession and were vintage from flea markets etc. 

This post brought to you by Kohler. Click here to get inspired!


Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

28 responses to “Jungalow Bathroom Before and After with Kohler”

  1. Stephanie says:

    This is the practical side of me speaking… This bathroom is so gorgeous(!) but how do you shower without getting water splashed everywhere? Has a curtain or glass panel been taken out for photos? I see similar baths on other design sites, and am confused by how strange it seems to shower openly!

    • Genevieve says:

      I, too, was thinking “where’s the shower curtain?” the whole time I was reading this post.

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Hi Stephanie! Yes thanks so much for reminding me about this detail. So, we have been living with the bathroom complete (more or less) now for a couple of months and we do have intentions of adding a shower curtain, but haven’t done it yet. I think we’re going to hang it from a rail on the ceiling. Since this is the second bathroom in our home, we primary use it to bathe (especially for our daughter) and for guests to use when they’re over for dinner etc.) So while I’ve showered in here once (and the floor did get pretty wet) it’s not primarily used as a shower in our home. I’ll will be sure to do a blog update once we do get that shower curtain in so you all can see what it looks like and how it functions. :)

  2. Jill Catrinel says:

    It’s like a tropical resort! The colors, the materials…it’s all so breathtaking. This is one of those spaces that when you see, you think, “wow, this is actually someone’s home!” Total dream bathroom.

  3. Latoya Roux Montgomery says:

    This is outstanding. Just jaw dropping-ly gorgeous. Great vision and great job fitting in so much style and functionality in such a tiny space and doing it in a way that isn’t at all overwhelming or overly stimulating. I can’t say enough about how genius this is!

  4. Anna says:

    This is the most gorgeous bathroom! The before and after is amazing!!! Amazing job! Beautiful colors, beautiful tiles, beautiful everything! Thank you for sharing!

  5. tammyCA says:

    So very pretty! It’s more than a bathroom..it’s a getaway! :)

  6. Juegos Friv says:

    OMG… this is actually someone’s home! Total dream bathroom. I can’t say enough about how genius this is!

  7. Cameron says:

    This bathroom is GORGEOUS! Total bathroom dream goals <3 I'm curious how expensive it was to redo the bathroom, especially since you had to reposition the tub and basically scoot the sink and toilet down.

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Thanks Cameron! The labor for the bathroom remodel came to about 15K. (That includes everything from tiling to window, to repositioning the tub and toilet etc.

  8. LaDonna says:

    I love everything about it, the tile, the colors the niches, the mirror. Living out my Spanish bungalow dreams

  9. Colin says:

    Loved the video you included. Maybe you could do one for the new Jungalow HQ? It’s great to hear your voice and see you in action.

  10. This is a well-designed bathroom, thanks for sharing these pictures. To be honest, I am amazed by the entire overhaul… Looks luxurious! But it’s to expensive to redo the bathroom:(

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  12. Friv 2019 says:

    I love everything about it, the tile, the colors the niches, the mirror. Living out my Spanish bungalow dreams

  13. Friv 2019 says:

    I, too, was thinking “where’s the shower curtain?” the whole time I was reading this post.

  14. Megan says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! What kind of plants are those? I’m looking to add some plants to my bathroom but don’t know where to start! What plants like diffused bathroom light?!

  15. elaine smith says:

    this a beautiful bathroom. I’m so in love with it.

  16. Carol says:

    I think the mirror should be hung with the small part at the top and the lager surface at the bottom. It would then match the curve of the other arches….and give you more visual of the bathroom wall opposite.

  17. Patrice says:

    So beautiful! And featuring my favorite colors!

  18. MissFifi says:

    That bathroom makeover is stunning! Adore the color scheme, enjoy!

  19. Supsekens says:

    Awesome concept. Unfortunately died after 2 weeks. Exchanged for a 2nd one and that too died after 2 weeks. Not sure if its the cold weather or water. But it was easy to install. Looked awesome while it worked.

  20. Tunca says:

    What a beautiful bathroom. Very tastefully furnished.
    And I’m sure it will be crowned with the right selection of towels.

  21. Linda says:

    How high from the sink/counter did your plumber install the wall mount faucet?

  22. color switch says:

    I was impressed by the design and furnishings in this room, so beautiful.

  23. helix jump says:

    It was nice to be able to visit such a beautiful blog.Thanks to the author.This is fantastic site.I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me.

  24. Yvonne Jacobs says:

    where can I buy or order the zink

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