Before & After: A Fresh Bathroom Remodel

Before & After: A Fresh Bathroom Remodel

Claire Bock
May 3, 2012

This bathroom had lots of color in all the wrong places prior to its renovation. Old cabinetry and cheap teal tile made this bathroom makeover a must. Check out the fresh and modern facelift that this bathroom desperately needed after the jump...

When selecting materials for a bathroom, the most important material to start with is the stone or tile, along with the cabinetry. Carrera marble, white subway tile, and white cabinetry give this bathroom a neutral backdrop that will stay in style for years to come. The walls were painted in Restoration Hardware Charcoal. As colors that may be trendy in 2012 begin to look outdated in a few years, the essentials in the bathroom will remain neutral, and colors can be added or subtracted inexpensively from the room in the form of wall color, artwork, and accessories.

Changing the shape of the shower from a pentagon to a rectangle utilizes space in the room much more effectively, and as a result the larger shower actually makes the room feel bigger. All of the large metal edges on the old shower enclosure gave the shower a closed in feel, while the new shower enclosure is almost all glass and gives an open and modern feel that assists in opening up the room.

The faucet is powder coated in Benjamin Moore's Razzle Dazzle and brings out the color in the art piece. Powder coating bathroom fixtures is a great way to add some interest to basic plumbing fixtures. Just make sure that any plastic parts inside the fixtures are removed prior to powder coating, as the plastic will melt in the process. Changing out faucets is another way to update a bathroom inexpensively as styles change over the years.

(Images: Claire Bock)

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