After looking at hundreds of different properties over the course of ten months (and losing bids on eight other places), Allison and Jovito finally found their dream home: a 100-year-old brick row house in Brooklyn's Ocean Parkway neighborhood. They loved the house's character and classic feel, but going into the purchase, they knew the home was in need of some serious TLC. With a limited budget, they decided to first focus on the spaces that were most in need of an update: the kitchen (to be featured in an upcoming post!) and the upstairs bathroom (pictured above).
This teeny-tiny (36 square feet!) bathroom hadn't had a major update since the 50s. The vanity, which looks like a retrofit, didn't match the style of the rest of the room, and everything was beginning to show its age. Moving walls or plumbing wasn't in the budget, so Allison and Jovito made it their goal to create a bathroom with a classic feel that was true to the home's style, while making the room feel as spacious as possible.
To find a contractor, they turned to Sweeten, a New York-area resource that connects homeowners with designers, architects, and contractors. They were matched with Sweeten expert Pedro, who helped them to turn their dream bathroom into a reality.
Post-renovation, the bathroom feels classic and fresh. It's a style that's perfectly suited to this charming old home, and one that will stand the test of time and remain lovely for years to come.
Allison and Jovito chose the clawfoot tub and console sink to give their new bathroom an airy, open feel. The new toilet was chosen for its narrow tank and small footprint. Replacing the previous swing door with a pocket door saved even more space.
The subway tile walls and marble floor contribute to the room's classic feel, and the shiny chrome fittings are the icing on the cake.
To read more about Allison and Jovito's bathroom renovation, check out the project page on Sweeten.