Now that we’re in the full fledged bathroom remodel planning process, we sat down to make a list of goals for the project. We didn’t want too many, but we wanted something to hold ourselves accountable to (and that you can hold us accountable to).  Of course, we want to make the bathroom prettier, but that’s not our only goal.

Little House Big Heart Bathroom Mood Board Gray Navy

So without any further ado, our five bathroom remodeling goals:

1. Finish the project by June 2014. And I mean finish. Paint, curtains, decor – everything. Why? We can’t drag this one out. It’s the only bathroom in the Little House, so we have to finish this project quickly.

2. Stay under our budget of $5000. That includes demo, drywall, tile, paint, refinishing the tub… the whole kit-and-caboodle.

3. Do everything ourselves (except for refinishing the tub and any major plumbing).  We don’t expect to have to do any major plumbing, but we’re prepared for it. The Little House isn’t exactly a spring chicken, so we know that we may run into issues we won’t know how to handle. That being said, we want to do as much of this project ourselves as we possibly can.

4. Maintain the vintage character of the bathroom, while making it more functional and modern.  I know that we’ve mentioned this before, but it’s really important to us. We love the original tile, arch shower surround, and linen closet in our current bathroom.  We want to update those things while preserving the feel they give to the house.

5. Increase the value of the Little House. As much as we love the LH, it’s not our forever home.  So as with every project that we complete, the main goal of this remodel is to increase the saleability and value of the Little House.

Sorry for the wordy post, but we really wanted to share these with you guys.  We’ll be more likely to make sure we stay on budget if we know you know what our budget is!


  1. Jenn says:

    Excellent goals and I’m excited to see this come together for you! We need to make similar goals for our renovations, but it’s hard for me to focus when I’m missing so many walls!

    • Jessica Beals says:

      Thanks! We’re actually mid-project right now and getting ready to start installing the tile! If you want to see it in action, follow us on Instagram… we’re posting tons of pic there!

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