Designer: Killy Scheer of Frisson
Client: busy professional
Location: Sunnyside — Queens, New York
Bathroom renovations always have the most dramatic Before & Afters! Dark-and-dated transformed to light-bright-and-airy! Check out the results of Frisson's work:
My client hired me to renovate her small bathroom, which was in great disrepair, with perpetual leaks from upstairs that we had to repair, pesky (and unhealthy) mold and mildew, and an overall dated look. Working with a very tight budget, we gutted the entire space, keeping only the sink and vanity, which she had recently purchased. All other fixtures were replaced; bathtub, shower components, toilet and light fixture.
I was lucky; my client was will to sacrifice some storage space in order to achieve a cleaner, more open bathroom: We removed awkward shelving and her surface-mounted medicine cabinet, opting instead for a beautiful mirror over the sink and utilizing a closet outside the bathroom more effectively. She was also willing to add to the budget and splurge a little, where, necessary, to create the space she wanted, then pull back in other areas to accommodate the additions.
Given the dark, dingy feel of her bathroom, the client wanted a bright, clean, modern new look. We selected clear glass wall tiles accented with white-rimmed, aqua penny rounds that meander around the bathroom, through the shower and around the window niche (and speak to the client's Japanese heritage) and grey ceramic floor tiles.
The client's father, who visits from time to time, needs a little extra space to move around, due to a disability, so she wanted to make the bathroom feel larger and more comfortable for him, too. We increased the width of the door opening and added a pocket door to eliminate a space-eating door swing.
After a few coats of warm white paint, softer lighting, new accessories and fixtures, and my client now has a polished, radiant bathroom.
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