Project by: DeaAnna
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
The bath renovation project was for a 100-year-old home in Fort Collins that my father owns. This home only has one bathroom, and the original one was tiny, dark and anything but relaxing. It was in a room about the size of a small walk in closet. We decided to use the small bedroom next to the existing bathroom and make a large master bath suite for the house.
I designed the floor plan to incorporate a claw foot tub, large walk in shower, double vanity and a separate toilet room. We ran all new wiring for the electrical and lighting and new plumbing for the tub, sinks and shower.
We wanted to retain the vintage feel of the home, but weave in modern elements as well. We refinished the old claw foot tub, and kept the original mahogany wood trim and doors. All other finishes were new.
We were able to build a large shower and finish it with glass subway tile, white arabesque mosaic accent tile, secondary rain shower head, built in shelf and corner bench. Definitely an upgrade from no shower at all!
We added a 60" white oak double vanity with a Carrara marble countertop, and satin nickel faucets. All new recessed and sconce lighting, chandelier, white glass subway tile along the walls and large 12"x24" ceramic tiles for the flooring made this space light and bright and inviting.
We found a vintage door at a local shop in Fort Collins, and mounted it on a barn-door track for the entrance to the toilet room (the space that was the original bathroom).
Overall the total renovation cost about $20K, and the project took about 12 weeks to complete. The end result was beautiful and it has added a ton of value to the home!
Thanks, DeaAnna! You can see more on DeaAnna's blog Bella Native.
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