Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Bathroom Facelift Series - Intro

This project had been a long time coming, but like so many renovations was kicked into high gear out of necessity. This bathroom is the ONLY bathroom in a 1930's bungalow. The room was hanging on by a hair aesthetically when the vanity light fixture was broken, leaving two light bulbs exposed with no cover. When we found the light shade could not be replaced the wheels started turning and there was no turning back.

It's inevitable, there comes a time when every room needs and in some cases is SCREAMING for an update. For a lot of us it isn't necessary or financially plausible to rip out an entire space and start again, so a good option becomes a "face lift." An interior face lift is a term I use to describe a kitchen or bath with good structural bones in need of some freshening up. Essentially it's the idea that making small changes and updates can bring a space back to life without costing a fortune. In this blog series we will explore the different elements used to turn this space from blah to shut the front door, oh my gosh, wow....

 Here's a peek at some of the existing elements that were kept...
Existing floor tiles. White tiles in two sizes with black grout.       
This white 4" x 4" tile is in the tub shower surround as well as 36" up the walls of the entire bathroom. 

Yes, the tiles in the bathroom remain but don't let that fact taint your expectation of the outcome of this space. So many times (and this space was no exception) these tiles are paired with god awful wallpaper/paint color and surrounding fixtures, but with a little scrub down these once dated elements can blend nicely with new paint and modernized accents. And in the case of the floor, can add a little retro feel to the look.

Stay tuned....

2 Appreciated Comments :

Cindy said...

CAN'T WAIT.....................!!!!!!!!!!!!

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