Friday, March 18, 2011

Guest Bathroom: The Renovation is Complete!

The purple paint is gone. The pink paint is gone. The pink tiles are gone. The laminate is gone. The shower enclosure is gone. The vanity is gone. The shelf going through the middle of the space is gone. Gone is a glorious word.

As for what is not gone, it's a short list. The original medicine cabinet was spared and received a fresh coat of paint along with a new miorror. The toilet also stayed, but was spruced up with a new handle and seat.

All the 'before' photos can be seen at this post but here's a snapshot of what the bathroom looked like when we started:
The bathroom is small and there was no option to exand. We wanted to give it an airy and roomy feel, keep it functional and restore it with period charm. We wanted to add back in a bath option for kids while keeping the shower option for adults. Below is the mood board I created as our guideline during renovation. 

Here's a list of what we did:
- Demo included removing the old shower pan, enclosure and tile, removing the vanity, removing a decorative shelf than ran overhead and removing multiple layers of vinyl flooring
- Installed the used tub (you might remember it from this post as 'The Strangest Thing I Have Ever Purchased') and had it resurfaced 
- Had the tub professionally resurfaced and refinished
- Built a bench next to the tub (also covered in Subway tile)
- Installed 1" hex tiles on the floor
- Put in matte white Subway tiles in the tub/shower surround
- Added white wainscoting all around the room 
- Installed a Kohler Memoirs Pedestal sink with 8" centers
-  Restored the original medicine cabinet with new paint and mirror
- Added a cabinet above the toilet for storage
- New hardware and seat on the original toilet
- Swapped out the original light for a beautiful Schoolhouse Electric light (Northwestern 4 with a CL-2283-09-4 shade)

We couldn't be happier with how it turned out:


 Period details we brought in throughout the bathroom:

Our Kitchen is Famous!

Well, maybe semi-famous. Apartment Therapy is doing a series of posts that focus on 'abundant design for green homes'. Up today....our kitchen! Click here to go directly to our feature. Kind of exciting!