Before & After: Modern Updates for a Tiny Brooklyn Bathroom

published Aug 28, 2015
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When one couple bought their Clinton Hill co-op in 2014, the space’s one bathroom was old, a little bit dated, and really, really small. Their renovation didn’t change the space’s footprint any, but smart, modern choices mean that their new bathroom has a spacious feel that belies its small size.

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The transformation of the couple’s entire apartment is documented in a separate Apartment Therapy post, which you can find here.

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The new bathroom feels much more spacious and is a lot more functional to boot, thanks to a few smart choices. The most dramatic is the decision to replace the tub with a glass shower enclosure, which really helps to open up the space. Drawers in the new vanity provide a lot more storage, and floating the vanity above the floor keeps it from feeling too bulky.

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Behind the sink, a new medicine cabinet provides additional storage. The mirrored front of the cabinet continues across the adjacent wall, which helps to bounce light around the space. Simple, uninterrupted white subway tile walls feel fresh and modern.

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A slate tile floor and small black tiles in the shower enclosure provide a lovely contrast to all that white, and help to ground the space.

The homeowners found their contractor, Kris, through Sweeten, a New York-area resource that connects homeowners with architects, designers, and contractors. You can read more about the project and find sources on the Sweeten blog.