Before & After: An Upper East Side Bathroom Transformation

Before & After: An Upper East Side Bathroom Transformation

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Nancy Mitchell
Jun 17, 2015
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When Megan and Ryan moved into their new place on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, they decided that renovating the bathroom had to be their first priority. Although, at a glance, their bathroom might not seem so bad, up close it was a bit of a disaster: a crumbling vanity cabinet, discolored and mismatched tile that had been painted (yes, painted) over, and a bathroom window that had been painted and tiled shut.

Their vision for the space was pretty simple: a crisp, updated space with additional storage space, and a working window. Let's see how they did.

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The biggest change in the bathroom was the decision to replace the tub with a glassed-in shower, a bold move that helps to open up the small space. A new vanity provides much-needed storage in this small bathroom, and a more centralized outlet makes the space much more functional.

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Marble hex tiles cover the floor, and coordinate with the new marble vanity top and window sill. Sleek new silver fixtures and a new light fixture contribute to the airy, streamlined feel.

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My favorite detail from the new bathroom is the band of tiny marble pencil tiles, laid in a herringbone pattern at the top of the new shower. It's the perfect finishing touch to a beautiful new space.

Meg and Ryan found their contractor, Alan, through Sweeten, a resource that connects New York-area homeowners with designers, architects, and contractors. You can read more about the project, and see more photos, on the Sweeten blog.

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