Basement Bathroom Reveal


Drum roll please… ta-da! The first room of our basement on theΒ blog! Guys, this project was huge and crazy and took way more of our time and sanity than we ever expected. It is now very livable but we still have a couple final touches. After 6 months of living in mess, those final touches don’t seem that bad. The winter winds & snow also rolled in so we are waiting for warmer (& drier) days to cut & paint our trim!


So here you see our beautiful bathroom that we built from nothing! All that is left is finishing up the trim but like I said above, that kinda isn’t on the priority list at the moment. We are relishing in the fact that the bathroom works and we don’t have to run upstairs to use it when we are watching movies! SCORE! I’ve included some phone photos of our adventure so that you can get an idea of what it looked like before and then during the project!


It is a small corner in the basement that we really wanted to fit a full bathroom in for the guest bedroom that we also put down there and we are proud of the way we got it all in that small space. It is a little small but it totally works and the shower is ridiculously roomy! BruceΒ also made sure that the shower catered to the taller crowd because he hates when showers are too short πŸ˜‰

I picked up those beautiful wave photos from Minted during the middle of our basement remodel – about the time I thought we would almost be done (aka July.) I’ve had them sitting in my bedroom waiting for the basement project to finally be over. Hanging them up felt a little bit like Christmas.


minted-6 minted-11 minted-3 minted-8 minted-5 minted-10Ta-Da! Have you checked out Minted’s Photography prints? You can get them sent to you already framed!! YAY! Have you ever worked on a project like this?

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Laura

    Yay!! It looks fantastic!!! Congratulations!!! What a huge accomplishment!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks! It was a huge project that we didn’t realize but we are so proud and glad it is (mostly) done!

  • Eryn

    That is so awesome! What was your process in learning how to do all of the handiwork?

    • Oak & Oats

      My husband is an engineer so he had a lot of knowledge in him. We also asked friends and looked up things on Youtube. HAHA.

  • i’m in love with that shower!!!! great job! it’s so cool to go from literally nothing to an entire room! πŸ™‚ can’t wait to see the rest of the basement!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much! We were joking about it because the floor was our first tile project and the shower was our second! …ever! hahah!

  • Hello. It’s me. πŸ˜‰ But really. Look at me sitting in that tiny little nook. Haha. The bathroom looks fantabulous, bethy!!!!

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes! You were featured! All your basement help paid off πŸ˜‰

  • amy

    BETH!!! <3 <3 <3 this is so dang awesome.
    so proud of y'all making this happen – it looks amazing.
    i love the tile choice, and the prints – and those hooks! NEED! <3 <3

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much! We’re pretty proud!

  • I bet it feels soooo good to have it “finished”. It looks amazing! I’m with Bruce… I hate when showers are too short (and public restroom stalls too, while I am at it). πŸ™‚

    • Oak & Oats

      Yes! And Yes! haha! I love that.

  • Yay! It looks great!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thank you so much!

  • It look so, so good! You guys have been working so hard on this space and it really looks amazing!

  • It looks incredible! Congrats!!

  • Thats so cool that you’re building it all from scratch!! I love that idea, Can’t wait to see more of your house πŸ™‚ <3

    • Oak & Oats

      YAY! I’ll be better about getting some pictures on the blog! It is currently one big DIY project now! haha!

  • Wooooowww! This looks like a totally good sleepover place for me πŸ™‚ Or like vacation basement home. Or you know what I mean!
    When I visited you guys (looong ago) this looked a lot different.

    Cant wait to visit again πŸ™‚

  • YAYYY! I’ve been waiting for this renovation post πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to see how the rest turned out. Way to go!! We’ve been remodeling our entire first floor–and when we got married & moved in, you could still see the pipes running to the bathroom. So I understand the whole “there are walls! Paint! Who cares about trim!!” Haha πŸ™‚

  • Jae

    OH, WOW! Who knew this is made from scratch?! You, guys, did an amazing job!