Dramatic Powder Room
It never ceases to amaze me to what extent a redesigned bathroom can go through, to a total transformation! Are you considering renovating your bathroom, but you’re not convinced the sacrifice is worth it? Today I am bringing you on a guided tour of a few of my clients’ bathroom make-overs with the before and after photos. Much more than simple cosmetic facelifts, these bathrooms went through a total re-haul.
This gorgeous vintage bathroom proves yet again that there is hope for every room, no matter how modest or luxurious. Here we opted for a lighter palette which really brightened it up, with gray subway tiles on the lower half of the walls. We also made some big design changes, such as the repositioning of the toilet and demolition of the alcove shower/bath combo. This freed up the room for a freestanding claw foot tub.
By demolishing the adjoining small hallway and linen closet, we were able to move the wall down several feet which doubled the size of the bathroom. With the custom designed double-vanity, functional mirrored medicine cabinets and marble counter this bathroom is going to stand the test of time as a classic. At the time that this photo was taken, we had not yet installed the shower curtain.
In this very contemporary design the eye is definitely drawn to the freestanding bath with its accent wall as a refreshing and inspirational backdrop. Positioned a good distance from the wall, and surrounded with a rich blend of tones and textures, it has now become a show-stopping focal point. The wall covering is the digital image transfer of a refreshing waterfall which was purchased as a high-resolution stock photo.
We also integrated a heated floor for greater comfort and we covered it with these oversized rectangular gray ceramic tiles. We chose a white and pale gray palette for a bright and inviting space. The wall mounted storage and vanity are highly functional, and the walnut wood tone is highly complementary with the gray tiles. I also had the vanity’s angled corner wall changed to a regular 90 degree angle which is more coherent and functional.
White and Grey Bathroom
How do you transform an old bathroom from the 80s without touching the layout? By changing all the finishes for chic and high quality ones. Here we have a semi freestanding tub, up against the wall, with wall-mounted plumbing. It also looks nice in the corner, a few inches from the end wall. The reason why it is not centered on the wall is because there is a linen closet next to it, with the necessary access of 3 feet to the right of the bath. In the same style, an elegant pale gray tile was chosen for the heated floor and shower walls. A custom white lacquered floating vanity and chic mirror give this spa bathroom an elegant and sophisticated style.
Grey and Orange Powder Room
For the renovation of this 60s powder room we changed everything without moving any walls. This compact but functional space was in need of some TLC in the form of a new vanity, medicine cabinet, toilet, colour palette and floor tile. While shopping for artwork, we fell in love with the graphic painting of the plane flying over the skyscrapers. The colours in the artwork served as a reference for the orange tile on the floor as well as the pale gray on the walls and lacquered floating vanity.
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