The before and after images of this bathroom remodel show a remarkable transformation, from a dated, builder basic bathroom to an eye-catching, modern retreat.
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before images of this dated, builder bathroom
I often hear this from homeowners......that they don't use the big corner garden tub. It just wastes valuable space in their bathroom and they want to take it out.
I've done lots of remodels where we have removed them, making way for more of what they do use daily, usually a bigger shower and more storage.
That was the case here, in this master bath remodel too.
They also wanted something graphic and loved the idea of black plumbing fixtures and hardware. They weren't afraid to lose one of the windows or go a little bold with their look either.
We needed to fix some badly textured walls left from the previous owner and update finishes and fixtures, all within a pretty tight budget.
After the design, there were things we had to cut for the budget, a barn door in lieu of the double closet doors and a new window instead of the glass block, but the design remained intact and I think it turned out great!
layout was key in this bathroom remodel
When I first looked at this bathroom with the homeowner, we thought the shower would go on that back wall and the longer double vanity to the right as you walk in to the space.
However, I'm a big fan of a statement vista in a space, when you peer into the room. The double doors to this bathroom would be open most of the time, and that back wall exposed.
Therefore, I wanted that main back wall to be striking, eye-catching, and make the big style statement in the room. The shower would be okay, but it wouldn't quite give it the punch I was looking for.
The double vanities, the tile selections, the black fixtures that create some high contrast, and the detailing of that back wall all make for a much better statement.
I Practiced What I Preach When It Came To The Backsplash
Yes, I did. All these design guidelines I talk about over and over here on my blog are there for a reason, they are part of how I design and my daily work.
This little detail, the 2" high slab backsplash was just the design detail for this type of tile application at the sink and worked beautifully.
When you're done oggling my pics below :-), you should come back and see what I mean at the link there and then buy my Backsplash Bible, so you can be up on all the best design guidelines for backsplashes in a residential setting.
If you're a designer...it will help you too!
I think it is a remarkable transformation! How about you?