Before & After: A Modern Makeover for a Manhattan Bathroom

Before & After: A Modern Makeover for a Manhattan Bathroom

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Nancy Mitchell
Dec 20, 2015
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Lest you think that Megha's 'before' bathroom was merely ugly, you should know what the pictures don't show, which is that up close, finishes were peeling and the whole thing was starting to fall apart. After living with this space for nine years, Megha knew that it was time for a change.

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The overhauled space feels much bigger and brighter, thanks to a few smart design decisions. Swapping the tub for a glassed-in shower visually expands the room, and a full wall mirror and and vanity lights above help to further open up the space.

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The white glass tiles in the shower (paired with a grey-green grout) have a lovely, ethereal quality, while the flooring — textured porcelain on the floor and pebbled tiles in the shower — helps to bring everything back down to earth. A recessed shelf and built-in seat in the shower are attractive and also quite useful details.

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Megha had difficulty finding a vanity that suited her needs, so her contractor Alastor created a custom design with lots of storage, and a Ceasarstone counter that will stand up to years of wear and tear. Besides just being beautiful, the new space is hardworking and practical, and Megha couldn't be happier.

Megha found her contractor, Alastor, through Sweeten, an online resource that connects New York-area homeowners with architects, designers, and contractors. You can read more about the renovation and see more products and sources on the Sweeten blog.

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