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Bathroom styles have sure changed over the years. When you consider the attention to detail shown by 60’s era trim carpenters, this mirror/medicine cabinet combo is really quite decorative…but dated. It was time for a change.
The resulting change for this bathroom wasn’t just cosmetic. It was a top-to-bottom overhaul which included removing a wall, taking much of the room down to the studs, building a custom vanity, new floor, new shower and much more!
I came on board when the contractor asked for help with design choices like…paint color, tile, lighting, fixtures, etc. The added bonus was getting to see the process before, during and after.
The contractor’s photos show the original bathroom, which consisted of two areas, each with it’s own entrance, separated by a wall & pocket door (shown above).
Each side held a matching vanity like in the photo at the top of the post. The side shown above has a closet (right side) across from the vanity & one entrance (from the master bedroom).
The other half (shown through the entrance while standing in the bedroom) held the shower…
and toilet along the same side as the closet.
The one tiny window is the only natural light source for this space. Which wasn’t much. If the budget had allowed, enlarging this window would have been a great option.
New electrical wiring, plumbing where needed and sheetrock replaced the old. Replacing the two old 36″ vanities (once separated by a wall) is one 7′ custom vanity.
The new tile shower, shower door and toilet.
The utterly non-matching shower shelves (not my choice btw) were soon replaced after this photo was taken. 🙂
Compared to the similar photo above, you can now see how open and spacious the room appears.
New vanity lights brighten up the space considerably and a small 30″ ceiling fan (along with an exhaust fan) helps with steamy air flow.
The paint for the new trim & vanity was color-matched to the existing trim in the master bedroom to help continue the flow between the two rooms.
In case you’re wondering, because I was, the cabinet hardware shown here did match when I picked it out. For some reason the knobs read as two different colors in this photo. Not sure why.
The tile used on the floor as well as the shower is Salerno by DalTile in the color Grigio Perla. Floor tiles are 12×12 laid in a brick pattern. Shower tiles are a combo of 12×12, 2×2 and bullnose.
The walls were painted Agreeable Gray. Ornamental White granite topped the vanity.
You might notice something missing.
The two oval tilt mirrors were installed over each sink after my last visit.
Chrome faucets, with simple, clean lines, were used for both vanity sinks and the shower.
I was sad not to be able to follow through with staging this beautiful new space. Hopefully some of the colors or finishes used here will inspire you with your next makeover/remodel.
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