Project by: Amanda Elmore
Location: Austin, Texas
My condo was built in 1963 and the two bathrooms had the original dusty pink tiles, low ceilings and outdated everything. The baths are back to back and I had a leak behind one of the tubs that I couldn't get to without demoing the tile in both baths, so after 16 years I decided to fix the leak and try to make the rooms feel larger and more efficient.
Amanda sent us the before and after reveals of her double bathroom renovation. We're sharing her hall bathroom's new look today, and tomorrow, a look at her new master bath!
From Amanda: It took about three months and 20k to make it happen (for both bathrooms). I wanted the bathrooms to reflect two sides of myself...each bath had a piece of artwork that served as an inspiration and launching pad for the colors and feel.
I kept the white subway tile in both baths to tie them together, but in the hall bath (pictured in this post) I went with grey penny tiles for the floor, a more masculine color scheme for the walls and teak accents to warm it all up. There was a weird attic space above both baths that was not usable so I decided to pull the old ceiling out and vault all the way up to a beautiful cedar beam.
I think this really made the biggest difference...four feet going up makes the baths feel much larger! We ran the tile up to the ceiling too in the bath and shower area to visually take it all the way to the ceiling. To save a little money we stripped and repainted the doors and bathroom storage cabinets.
I decided to pull out the old cast iron tub in the hall bath and replace it with a shower.
Hall Bath Resources:
- Colors by Sherwin Williams: Eider white walls and for the accent wall, a charcoal color I had custom made to match the grey Ikea vanity
- LED bath bar from Sonneman, dimmable
- Vanity Ikea Godmorgon / Odensvik sink
- Floors: grey penny tile
- Frameless Shower doors from Dreamline
- A shower panel from Fresca
- Teak mirror and shower stool from Signature Hardware
- Restoration Hardware: towel bar and toilet paper holder
Thanks, Amanda! Stay tuned tomorrow for the reveal of her master bathroom's new look!
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