Before and After: Before and After: A Modern Makeover for a Rearranged Bathroom

published Apr 19, 2017
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(Image credit: Kelly and Colton Jarisch)

When Kelly and her husband Colton bought this house, the master bathroom had been upgraded since the home had been built in the 50s, but not in a style that the couple really adored. The bathroom had all the features typical of homes of this age: the footprint was very small, and pedestal sinks left little room for storage.

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(Image credit: Kelly and Colton Jarisch)
(Image credit: Kelly and Colton Jarisch)

Kelly and Colton decided to make changes to the bathroom that were not just cosmetic but that changed the room’s layout as well. They swapped the sink and shower locations, widened the doorway, and brightened up the space with marble tiling, upgraded lighting, and fresh paint.

The new master bath is significantly brighter and fits Kelly’s style. But it’s also bolder and includes stunning patterned wallpaper that really makes a visual impact. It’s thoroughly modern but still in sync with the rest of the home’s style.

(Image credit: Amy Rogers)

The new location of the double sink vanity gives them plenty of storage, while the bright white and gray Emily Isabella for Hygge & West Otomi wallpaper (in Pewter) brings playful interest to the once mirrored and beige walls. The master bath fixtures (like the V+A Cheshire Soaking Tub and glass enclosure shower) were an indulgence, Kelly says, but with such a glamorous result who can blame her!

(Image credit: Amy Rogers)

The master bath was just one space that Kelly and Colton made over — largely by themselves and without any prior experience — in their Austin, Texas cottage. “We had no idea what we were doing but it turned out better than we ever expected,” says Kelly. “My advice is don’t be afraid – dive right in, make mistakes, learn and have fun!”

See more images from their house tour here.

Thank you Kelly!