Who doesn’t like to start the week out with a little before and after? This project was a very quick bathroom renovation in a 1930’s house in Newton with Brookes + Hill. We had to spec all in-stock items, as they had a hard and fast move in date we had to meet. We took two VERY dated bathrooms and turned them into pretty timeless, classic beauties (if I do say so myself).
Up first, the primary bath. We utilized an awkward sort of dressing room in between the bathroom and the bedroom in order to expand the tiny bathroom. We relocated the closet door to the bedroom itself and that gave us ample space to work with, including allowing for a pretty big double vanity and private toilet space. Here are the before shots:
And here it is after! An amazing difference! This floor is so beautiful- it’s a mix of limestone and marble and complements the wood vanity so well.
This vanity was a retail purchase (without top – we used our own stone and sinks) and it works great in this space. The open lower level allows more “breathing room” visually and gives a great spot for extra towels to be stored.
You simply cannot go wrong with a 12″ x 24″ marble tile shower. You just can’t. This marble has some warm striations to it to pick up the warmth of the wood and limestone as well.
Here is the jack and jill kids bath. Quite small, and also in the same shape as the other bath.
We demo’d these nooks to allow for a much larger tub and shower.
Here’s the after! We stuck with Carrrara throughout, including on the walls with chair rail to make the space be easier to clean and protect from splashing in the tub (I wish I had done this in MY kids bath!). The floor is a modern variation of the classic basketweave mosaic and all the accents are chrome (again, easy cleaning for sticky little hands).
This alcove tub got much more spacious and we added a wall niche for soap and shampoo. The fun punch of color on the walls makes it a little more youthful, but this bathroom is truly ageless.
Hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day!
Photography by Jessica Delaney