Before & After: A Colorful Update for a Vintage Bathroom

Before & After: A Colorful Update for a Vintage Bathroom

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Nancy Mitchell
Mar 6, 2015
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Although they originally thought about combining the two baths into a single much larger one, budget considerations prevailed, and they decided instead to keep the bathrooms separate and make the most of each. Here you see 'before' pictures of bathroom #2 — if you missed the first one, you can witness its transformation here.

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(Image credit: Sweeten)

The couple used Sweeten, a resource that connects homeowners in New York with designers, architects, and contractors, to find Aleks, who helped convince them that keeping the two bathrooms in place was the way to go to avoid high permitting and plumbing costs.

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Aleks determined that none of the old fixtures could be saved, so the couple felt free to embrace a little more of a contemporary feel. The centerpiece of the new bathroom is the shower, whose recycled glass tiles add beautiful, beachy color that sets the tone for the rest of the space. Aleks raised the dropped ceiling in the shower, which helps to open up the room.

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The new sink is wall-mounted, like the old one — and its smaller bowl means it protrudes into the bathroom as little as possible.

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(Image credit: Sweeten)

The hexagonal encaustic tiles are really the icing on the cake — they enhance the beachy feel, add a bit of color and pattern, and, I'm sure, feel great underfoot.

To read more about the project and see more photos, visit the project page on Sweeten.

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