FAIRVIEW RENO: MASTER BATH
We had so much fun working with our clients to transform their first house as newlyweds into a beautiful home. This historic property in Converse Heights was transformed by renovating the kitchen, bathrooms, and refinishing all of the original hardwood floors. We were able to keep some of the existing cabinetry in these spaces which goes to show that you can drastically transform spaces in your home using some of what you've got along with strategic changes. The goal was to make the home feel authentic and timeless to honor the age of the home but at the same time incorporate some of their styles with a few rustic touches here and there. We hope they love their home a much as we do!
MASTER BATH RENOVATION
The master bathroom had received a makeover back in the 80's based on the finishes which included a curved shower in the middle of the room. It was tight and the wall it was anchored to cut the room in half visually. So, we flip-flopped the location of the toilet and shower allowing us to remove the partition wall and in its place we installed a frameless glass enclosure. This change drastically made the room look bigger and allowed for a much larger walk-in shower as well. While we kept the existing vanity, we did change out the hardware to the dark oil-rubbed bronze for contrast, added quartz countertops in Fashion White with rectangular undermount sinks, and finished off the look with oil-rubbed bronze faucets which are the same style as the shower faucet. We also added these bold wood-framed mirrors in place of the wall to wall mirrors for visual interest. The dark slate floor tile makes a bold statement while the subway tile on the walls of the shower and the hex marble on the floors creates a timeless look honoring the age of the home. The finished space has an updated and fresh look to it but at the same time, a classic feel that we hope our clients love.
BEFORE & AFTER
Our clients are lucky to have three full bathrooms in their home. That's right, three! So, while the master bathroom certainly received the most attention, the two guest bathrooms received their fair share of TLC as well.
We started with the larger of the two bathrooms and while the layout remained the same, most of the materials needed updates. The linoleum floor was replaced with vintage black and white ceramic tile and the oversized vanity was replaced with a slimmer one with open shelving underneath. Our original intention was to keep the blue vintage tile on the bath/shower walls, however, when the glass enclosure was removed, the damage to the tile was irreversible. So, we replaced it with a classic white Subway tile and added dark fixtures to complement the tile. We finished off the room by painting the walls a pretty shade of Sherwin Williams Waverly.
Next up was the bathroom off of what is now their office/bedroom at the front of the house. We made some simple changes here by first replacing the flooring with a vintage cement star tile that our clients loved. Next, we replaced the sliding door to make way for a pretty shower curtain and swapped out the wall-to-wall mirror with a framed mirror which warms up the space. We love the way these small changes made a big impact on both of these guest bathrooms.