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- Glendale, CA
- U.S. Owner
- My room makeover::
- This bath came to us with an egg yolk yellow bathtub and brown carpeting - yuck! I looked at photos of period mid-century bathrooms, as well as updated mid-century ones for ideas. We used Terrazzo style floor tile with bits of aqua glass and mirror pieces to add a touch of glam. On the tub and sink walls is a textured porcelain tile that looks like stone. At $3.99 a square foot it added a period feel and at a reasonable cost. The walnut vanity by a local woodworker was a splurge. The bathtub was on sale at a big-box store and fit perfectly into the existing niche so we didn't need to move the plumbing. Our stone fabricator gave us the material for the bathroom counter at a great price since it was from his left-over pile. The bath remodel was an exercise in High/Low design. Total cost with labor was aprox $13,000.
- My makeover advice::
- If you want to save a lot of money try to work with your bathroom's existing layout. Moving plumbing and electrical is very expensive. Check out Sunday open houses in the most expensive neighborhood near your home. You can get a lot of fantastic design ideas, not all are expensive. Shop on-line for bargains. If you're using marble or granite, ask the fabricator you choose if they have any left over material from a previous job. This can save you hundreds since you won;t need to buy an entire slab, or pay the retail per square foot price.
- What I love most about my new space::
- I love how light and bright the bathroom feels now. It even seems larger. The floor with specks of mirror always makes me smile. I lovingly call it the Disco floor.