Name: Katherine Hammond
Location: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
I would like to share my bathroom! It is a 5' x 6' shower room which is used by our two kids (6 & 8 years old) my husband and me. I designed a shower room , popular in Europe, to meet our long term and immediate needs. I used red subway for the walls and pennys for the floor, tiliing high on the walls to create the feeling of more space…
Summer before last we bought a 4 story limestone building in Prospect Heights. On a tight budget and needing the rental income to pay the mortgage, we decided to renovate and live on one floor until we could save enough to renovate another. We spent the summer renovating the parlor floor which would serve as our living , dining and kitchen areas. Our bedrooms would all go on the second floor once we save enough to do that renovation. We did most of the work ourselves with the help of my Dad, a retired engineer who can build anything, who came up for a few months from Virginia. Knowing that we would have a larger bathroom on the bedroom floor and with budget and issue, we decided to take up as little space as possible, but still meet our immediate needs.
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Originally published 3.20.2009 - AA