It’s YOUR bathroom…let it reflect who YOU are, what YOU love. The photo above and the process of “getting there” with this bathroom is a perfect example! The “before” was a low (30″) vanity, 108″ long, with an outdated cultured marble top. Very reminiscent of the 1980’s era in which this home was built. The new owner is a collector of all things vintage, a self-described flea market fanatic. She wanted a vintage look, a place to display some of her favorite things like colorful hobnail glass, but all the while incorporating the benefits of better storage, taller cabinets and new plumbing fixtures. You see the amazing results above, and this is what comes from COMMUNICATING to a remodeler or contractor who is willing to listen.
Instead of the long, low, boring vanity top, we split it into two separate furniture-style vanities that are 34.5″ tall and topped them with classic carrera marble and Moen Weymouth polished chrome fixtures. The vanities were designed to leave just the right amount of room in the middle for the owner’s vintage linen chest. A shelf for her glass collection, a small hobnail glass lamp, a vintage-looking runner from Pottery Barn, a delicate floral “chandelier” and a coat of the owner’s favorite blue on the walls completes the look.
When I visit a customer’s home to talk about a bathroom remodel, I first like to take a little tour of the rest of the house. Ask questions about their collections, their interests, the other things they’ve changed about their home to reflect their personality. Together, we can then approach the bathroom with a sense of “making it theirs”. Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine in the most personal space of your house. And have some fun in the process!