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
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The problem with marble showers is that eventually they tend to get those rust stains. I’ve seen so many of those in high end homes. It’s a shame, because it does otherwise look beautiful. I have yet to see a marble bathroom that ages well.
I love these baths. I just posted my bathroom reno today and I also used 12 x 24 carrera. I was worried about using marble – you’re making me feel much better about the situation.
These two are just gorgeous.
Love both of these. Could you give some links for the tiles and sink/tub in the second bathroom? The layout looks very similar to ours and looks very much like what we want to do – thank you!
It is so nice to see a beautiful remodel with all in-stock items!
Miss the ‘T’ shower curtain! Otherwise fantastic!
Wow! Just. Wow! Thanks for sharing.
Your work is beautiful and I understand needing to demo what was there. I just wish there had been a way to preserve some of that fabulous tile on the walls and floor. You probably don’t agree!
WOW, Erin!! Both of these redos are so inspiring. I am pinning and otherwise saving them to COPY!! when it comes time to redo our baths. Beautiful job on both!!
That first bathroom is just beautiful with the antique table and that floor. 🤩🥂
Both bathrooms are beautiful! Extra points for using all in stock products…no easy feat these days.
Classic & timeless- both look great! Love the floor and wood vanity in the primary bath.
Absolutely gorgeous renovation!
Beautiful. Do you mind sharing manufacturer of the limestone and marble floor and where vanity was purchased. We are in the middle of a remodel .
They look amazing!!!!! Love that floor!!! Just curious why they opted for shower curtain in hall bath vs. doors – easier to bathe kids?