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Before & After: A Bright Clean Break From A Dark Dated Bathroom

updated May 3, 2019
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It took Rima five years of living in her Brooklyn apartment to finally embark on the renovation of her cramped kitchen — but when she did, this first-time remodeler decided to really take the plunge and upgrade her bathroom, too. A complete overhaul transformed this dated space, unfortunately lacking in storage, into a sleek, streamlined small bathroom with a classic look that’s sure to please for years to come.

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In the newly rehauled bathroom, subway tile covers the walls. It gives the new space a clean, fresh feel, and helps to bounce light around the space, making the bathroom appear brighter. The dark grey vanity cabinet and wall cabinet opposite create a nice contrast to all the white, and also add a bit of much-needed storage in a small space. Wood-look tile on the floor adds warmth, but can stand up to the humidity.

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One last thoughtful touch is the curved shower rod, which, without taking up any extra space, makes showering in a standard-sized tub much more comfortable. Chrome fixtures complete the bathroom’s classic feel. Now Rima has a bathroom that makes the most of its small footprint — and is beautiful to boot.

Rima found her contractor, Bobby, on Sweeten, an online resource that connects homeowners with local design and construction experts for home renovations. You can read more about the project, see more photos, and find sources on the Sweeten blog.