Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Before and After - the Bathrooms

The bathrooms were some of the biggest projects we tackled in the house.  Both the Powder Room and upstairs Bath were tired and in need of an update.  We wanted to make them both fresh and bright, with high end finishes.  Check out the changes!

Upstairs Bath
Upstairs Bath - After

Upstairs Bath - Before

Given the small size of the bathroom, we left all the fixtures in their original location.  But we did a major facelift.  All new fixtures, crisp white subway tile with a marble border and a carerra marble basket weave floor.  The basket weave 'rug' has an absolute granite border that ties to the granite top on the vanity.  We updated the storage area with a new white cabinet, white shelves and wicker baskets for lots of storage.
It's great to have a spot for all your favorite soaps and lotions
And we made sure there were lots of fun details!!!

Who says the toothbrush cup can't be a vase???
Every tub needs a rubber duckie!

Product List
Paint color - Benjamin Moore Green Cast
Basket weave marble floor & Subway tile - Lowes
Marble border - Old Port Specialty Tile
Light fixtures, Grafton cup holder and medicine cabinet - Restoration Hardware
Faucets - Grohe
Metal Basket - Pottery Barn

The Powder Room/Laundry got a similar transformation.  Again, we left the fixtures in their original spot, but we added a wall with bifold doors to hide the laundry.  



We wanted to dress up the floor and used a glass, frosted glass, granite and marble border to create a 'rug' on the floor.

And of course, we included lots of details - the laundry room decal got lots of laughs at the Open House!!

Giant sponge holds bath products

Product List
Vanity & Top - Foremost from Home Depot
Pivot Mirror - Restoration Hardware Dillon Pivot 
Light Fixtures - Pottery Barn Sussex Tube
Floor Border - Home Depot
Floor Tile - Paul G White (Portland)
Wall Decal -
Towel Bars - Handle It! (Portland)
Paint color - Sherwin Williams Ancient Marble

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  1. Truly amazing !!!!!
    I'm curious as to where and how you come up with your "transformation" ideas and how do you make it fit together so well? If I were walking into these "before" rooms, I would be quickly walking out shaking my head and saying No Way....
    You folks really have the gift to see the potential in tired, old homes. Keep up the great work. I do believe you have found your new career.

  2. Wow that looks fabulous. I love all the inviting! Glad I found your blog at live laugh...I'm a new follower, and I would love if you stopped by and followed too. So nice to meet you, Lori

  3. Thanks Vanessa! The whole trick in this is to take the tired old places and transform them. I think that's what we enjoy the most!! We're looking for dramatic before and after shots :-)

  4. look fantastic!! i love it! especially the rubber duckie :) found you via the blog hop xo

    1. Thanks for visiting Lissa......I loved the duckie too. Even though our kids are too old for bath toys, they add so much character!

  5. Wow, that bathroom looks SO much better afterwards! Good work!

    Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop...I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty


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