Thursday, February 28, 2013

There's Retro and there's Reno- PROGRESS!

Hi there 1960's peach bathroom!

We first told you about my in-law's super-small master en-suite here.

Let's look at the positives:

You don't have to trudge down the hall in your skivvies and accidentally run into your daughter-in-law. (Disclaimer: that has thankfully never happened to me!)

There's also plenty of natural light., ok...I think we're done with the list of positives.

 Let's get real......

Problem: No tub
Solution: There's one down the hall, so we decided to have a fantastic shower!

Problem: Vanity is 24" wide. TEENY TINY!
Solution: Steal some space from adjoining hall closet. Shot down by homeowners.

Ooooohhh-K. On to plan B: Work within the footprint.

One way to make a small space feel LARGER is to lighten up!

Wouldn't it be great to transform this peach-beast

into this, natural stone MARVEL?

Best Tile had this lovely mosaic pattern Carrera marble; perfect for the floor.

Classic Carrera marble subway tile and a full-size double glass shower door are what the doctor ordered for this formerly 24" shower.

Once we removed the thick tile wall between the vanity and the shower we could see the potential in this small space.

Keeping it light is definitely key.

We presented the homeowners with an improved space layout by moving the toilet to the wall that backs up to the bedroom. This would allow for a slightly wider shower space and a wider vanity. In our mood board, we presented this vanity from Home Depot.

Our Mood Board featuring an ideal layout, fixture selections, vanity, shower doors, tile, and paint color.

This service is available to everyone for $150. Do you want to spend hours designing, or would you rather US do the heavy lifting? Er, mental lifting that is... But, we do know a guy (see pic below)...

Mom & Pop Poovey loved everything except the basket weave tile for the floor, so we replaced that with the marble mosaic.

Now for the fun part: Demolition

The "guy" we know!

The toilet will replace the step stool!
An improved layout is essential when working in a small footprint. In the picture above, you can see that we brought in the new, Martha Stewart vanity for a dry fit. It's always good to visualize the big pieces in place. 

There's no going back now! I'd say we're committed at this point. Stay tuned to see how this ugly duckling becomes a swan...


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