7.01.2014

Bathroom Renovation Reveal

I am lucky, very lucky to have wonderful clients! One of my favourite recent projects was a bathroom renovation on an insanely tight timeline but with an absolutely delightful client.

I know that the HGTV shows make it look like renovations can happen in a few days but in real life a bathroom can easily take 4 - 8 weeks depending on how much work is involved and if the materials are ready. I had 2 1/2 weeks to get this bathroom done before my clients family arrived for Christmas from down east! It was a super tight timeline but we made it…just in time. Literally, Christmas Eve, Eve we finished!

This bathroom is one of my favourites, the colours and materials are exactly what I would have chosen for my home.


This bathroom is shared by the two boys in this family, it functioned but it was showing its age and really needed a redo. The layout worked but the dividing cabinet and dated materials weren't up to snuff.


Here are a few before photos:
The middle cabinet made the space dark and the medicine cabinet on the right side made it impossible to hang a hand towel rack.


The laminate counters, dated hardware and basic sinks needed to go!

This shower/tub insert was dingy and dark, plus the boys decided they didn't need the tub.

 These mirrors are an epidemic! More mirror isn't always better. Such an easy update to take these out.

This vinyl flooring is everywhere in 90's builder homes. It was time to go!

After: Ta Da!
We kept the original cabinets but had them sprayed an updated colour and added Restoration Hardware knobs.
The client already had these Restoration Hardware mirrors, they were perfect for the space. They also set the tone for the rest of my choices, I went with polished chrome finishes for the rest of the space.

 Honed Carrara marble counters and under mount sinks kept the look clean and fresh. I favour honed over polished marble because its more forgiving. Marble does mark easily which is very noticeable when polished but the honed finished disguises marks and imperfections.

 Hexagon marble floors, beveled white subway tiles and a marble jamb completed the look.

I added crown moulding to the room and we scraped the popcorn ceiling (I hate popcorn ceilings!). How gorgeous is this beveled subway tile! I like the tile to be below the ceiling, it allow for crown and wall colour but it also guarantees a complete piece of tile.

Antique dresser jars from Plum completed the look. Funny, 100 years ago these were just as pretty and on someones dressing table and they are today in my clients bathroom.


Source Guide:
Marble Counters - Artisian Stone 
Mirrors - Restoration Hardware
Lighting - Restoration Hardware
Bathroom Hardware - Restoration Hardware
Knobs - Restoration Hardware
Faucet - Home Depot
Sink - Home Depot
Vase - Crate & Barrel
Shower Unit - Best Plumbing
Antique Dresser Jars - Plum Home + Design


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16 comments :

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