Before & After: A Mini Master Bath Makeover

Hazardous Design

A key element of renovating a room is knowing when to say when. If you have a limited budget or limited time then the most helpful thing you can do is to be realistic about what you can achieve. This is especially true when you purchase a house that is a 'fixer-upper,' because then you are in danger of succumbing to project fatigue, when there is so much to do in every direction that it is difficult to focus on just one thing. This bathroom was lucky enough to get a quick makeover from someone who had a foot firmly planted in reality.

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Carrie and Chris at Hazardous Design knew they had many fish to fry before they could contemplate gutting the master bathroom in their 150 year-old home, so they instead went for what they modestly call a 'mini redo'. In one week they stripped the wallpaper, painted the walls, replaced the vanity and fixtures and removed the brass shower door.

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Considering that many couples among us couldn't even agree on a a faucet style in that time, we find this very impressive, and totally sensible. Knowing when to shoot for the moon and when to hold back is probably one of the most valuable lessons anyone can learn when it comes to renovating. Nicely done!

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