Before & After: A Manhattan Bathroom Redo

published Feb 10, 2015
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You’ve probably seen a lot of bathrooms like this: not great, not terrible, just so-so. First-time Manhattan homeowners Hafeeza and her husband were planning on a remodel of their kitchen, with updates to their bathroom to be made at a later date. But their contractor helped them realize that they could fit the bathroom upgrades into their budget right now — and that only a few small changes would make a big difference.

Hafeeza and her husband found their contractor, Pedro, through Sweeten, a New York area resource that connects homeowners with architects, designers and contractors. Pedro helped them come up with budget-minded solutions that would give them the look they desired without breaking the bank.

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It’s the same bathroom, really. But different. Re-grouting took care of the yellowed grout, the bane of so many old-ish bathrooms, and a new medicine cabinet provides added storage space. Hafeeza found a new toilet and sink, which contribute to the fresh, modern feel of the new space, and the light fixtures and showerhead were replaced as well.

All of this was accomplished on a pretty tight budget, while keeping a lot of the room’s existing features — proof you don’t have to rip everything out to get a new look for your bathroom.

To read more about this project, visit Sweeten.