Before & After: Remodeling an Unsalvageable Bathroom

updated May 3, 2019
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We recently purchased our first home, a 1950s ranch in Clifton, New Jersey, that needed updating to the main bath and kitchen. The existing bathroom was, quite frankly, hideous and couldn’t be salvaged. We used a contractor for all of the work and I based my design off an inspiration photo I had seen on the Internet.

(Image credit: Submitted by Meredeth)

The black tiles (made by Lungaro) were purchased at Standard Tile in Totowa, NJ (who are fantastic to deal with!), after much fruitless searching for affordable, non-subway matte black tile. The vanity lights were purchased from Gdomm on Etsy and the vanity/sink are from IKEA. We used black glass bathroom accessories from CB2.

The old bathtub was removed and we opted for a walk-in shower. The shower walls are white 4 x 10 matte subway tiles laid in a stacked pattern and the rest of the walls are painted pure white.

The bathroom isn’t large but it’s comfortable and we really love the way it turned out.

Thank you, Meredeth!