Before & After: Melissa's Worth the Wait Bathroom

Before & After: Melissa's Worth the Wait Bathroom

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Name:
Melissa
Location:
Washington, DC
Division:
U.S. Owner
My room makeover::
When we first bought our house, the bathroom was the first room to be renovated. Well, 2 kids and 17 years later, we finally got around to it. The entire bathroom was gutted and the only things we saved were the toilet (recently replaced) and the door. I wanted a simple but timeless aesthetic and decided to keep with a white, black and grey palette. I chose all the products down to the door knobs. Sources I used were Renaissance Tile, Kohler, Pfister, Home Decorators, Rejuvenation, and Pottery Barn.
My makeover advice::
My best advice would be to think through how to efficiently use the existing space you have. This is our only upstairs bathroom and it serves our family of four. It was really important that we maximize the space that we had. We took the opportunity to shift the shower plumbing wall over, use a smaller tub and create a larger linen closet. And although we replaced the vanity with one that is the same size as the old one, the new one has more drawers so everything has it's place. We also added a medicine cabinet which we did not currently have.
What I love most about my new space::
One of our favorite details of the bathroom is the stained glass window sash that we hung in the window. It is original to our house (1897) and we salvaged it from the hall skylight just outside of our bathroom. The pop of color was needed for the space. The second detail we love is the marble mosaic tile used in the shower niche. It was one of our splurges.
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