The bathroom really is the hardest working room in the house. That’s why a bathroom makeover can be so pivotal to household happiness. Today I’m sharing a really dramatic renovation that took a couple’s bathroom from blah to beautiful!
In the before photo above, it’s clear this bathroom’s layout just did not function well, wasting a lot of space by creating multiple small rooms within rooms. The light fixtures were outdated, and the dark wood felt very heavy.
Now the layout works as a cohesive whole, feeling open and roomy, as seen in the top introductory photo. Contemporary sconces either side of the mirror not only create a nice balance, they are better for applying makeup evenly and shaving.
In another before image, the window is useful and well-placed, so we kept that. But the black-finish fixtures had to go, along with the tan old-world faux marble tiling. You can see there was a need for storage as well.
Now the blue, white, and grey tile colors relate to this bathroom’s foggy Bay Area location, and the silver finish tones in. A niche puts storage at the right height, and we still have that great operable window for fresh air and natural light.
The old shower only gave one option for use: standing directly underneath it. While it’s convenient to hang towels on hooks, they often don’t dry completely, and can smell.
The new hand-held showerhead option is great for getting all those hard-to-reach areas, and showering with a partner, under the rainhead. Now there’s plenty of room! The feeling of space is incredibly relaxing and luxurious.
Before, the vanity was hidden around a corner, with blah wall color, and that dark cabinetry.
Now the vanity has pride of place, the warm wood counterpointing the cool wall tiles. Towels are stored out of sight or hung neatly, with plenty of storage for beauty supplies. A bowfront toe-kick lightens the feeling of the unit, so it’s gently resting on the sandy floor tiles.
Finally, a single-piece countertop anchors the vanity with elegant transitional design, and provides a clever shower seat, tying the whole space together by bridging the wall between. It’s those little details that finish the room perfectly.
If you’d like a beautiful before & after in YOUR home, call Kimball Starr today! She’s experienced with San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe homes of all sizes.