Thursday, July 24, 2014

Before & After: First Floor Bedroom and Bath

The bedroom and bathroom both got a dramatic makeover in this house.  Why?  A couple of reasons:

1)  The bedroom had a staircase running through it, so it really couldn't be used as a typical bedroom.  We moved the staircase to the front of the house and reclaimed this space!

We also tore out the old mottled harvest gold carpet and refinished the original maple floors.

Nice change, don't you think?

No more staircase!!!
Bathroom - Before
2)  The bathroom had an even more dramatic makeover.  When we started gutting the other spaces, we quickly realized that we needed to add an additional 2 feet to line it up with the bathroom above.  So while we were at it, we changed it out extensively - while trying to give it a true 1920's feel.  (For more on our 'sanitary' design approach, click here.)

We gained a lot of space when we added 2 additional feet to the bathroom
That allowed us to install a beautiful antique style sink from Maidstone.  We also added gleaming Restoration Hardware 'Bistro' sconces and a retro toothbrush and cup holder.

We cleaned up the existing 1927 American Standard claw foot bathtub and added a gleaming new stained glass 'window'
Quite a transformation, don't you think?

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  1. You do an excellent job. I would love to live there!

  2. Thanks so much!! This house had some challenges in its floor plan, but by moving the staircase, we made it much more livable!

  3. So lovely and calm - I think this is my favorite bathroom so far because of the tile on floor and the "window."
    One of my favorite things to do is try to spot staging items from previous homes. It's a fun little game of "Can You Spot?" (The table with the lamp on it!)

    1. Wow, Mitzi, you don't miss a thing!! Yes, I do tend to use things over and over again. It's so much fun to mix them in different ways. Thanks so much for reading!



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