Before & After: Marissa's New "Old" Bathroom

Before & After: Marissa's New "Old" Bathroom

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Name:
Marissa
Location:
Boalsburg, PA
Division:
U.S. Owner
My room makeover::
After learning that we were expecting a baby, we knew it was time to attack the bathroom renovation that we'd been putting off for five years. The entire project took us almost seven long months to complete. Starting from the studs, we demolished a wall, installed a tub and tile surround, a tile floor, vanity and toilet while including some special touches like the wainscoting and built in shelving under the roof line. Our house was built in the 1940's so although the bathroom was new, we wanted it to look like it was original to the house. We also knew we needed to find a way to incorporate a tub as our other bathroom has only a stand up shower. We had custom trim work done to match the already existing trim throughout our home. The vintage looking green vanity was our first purchase followed by the floor tile. We searched for weeks to find the perfect arabesque-shaped tile. We had to install all the plumbing and electrical work also. The entire renovation cost approximately $10,000.
My makeover advice::
Be patient. I learned very quickly that nothing will happen fast when you are relying on others to complete certain projects. Coordination between the plumber, the electrician, the tile installer and the general contractor took a lot of planning. Often, you must complete one piece before another can begin. We had a vision in our heads from the start which made the decisions easier.
What I love most about my new space::
My absolute favorite thing about the bathroom is the wallpaper. I first saw it on a decor blog (used as fabric covering a settee). After some searching, I was able to track it down in wallpaper form from a company in London. Although it was not easy to put up, I'm so glad we tackled that project. I think it adds that extra pop of color and design that pulls the entire bathroom together.
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