If your bathroom is on its last leg and you're dreading the remodel, you're not alone! Nobody loves the idea of tearing into walls, smashing tile, and yanking out those leaky pipes. First the mess, then the stress. There are so many choices out there - it can be mind boggling. You can simplify the process by creating mood boards and browsing the tile shops. I tend to stay away from anything too specific, and stick with classic finishes and colors. There are a lot of elements in a bathroom that are costly and not easily replaced: tile, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, & countertops.
Remember, you can always add a fun paint color to the walls, buy fresh towels, change hardware, and accessorize with art and fabrics to change up the look.
If your guest bath plays double duty as the kids bath, this is a smart choice! My daughter would die to have a super girly pink bathroom, but I prefer to buy loads of pink towels than install pink tile that nobody over the age of 5 will enjoy.