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We just completed a big bath renovation for some clients here in Columbus, and we’re so excited to share before & after photos with you! If you’ve been following us on Instagram, we’ve been using the hashtag #cmcbathreno to track our progress.
Our clients purchased their beautiful home earlier this year, but there was one room that needed some love: the upstairs bathroom. It’s the only bathroom on the 2nd floor, and has an attic feel because of its sloped ceilings. It is a great size, especially for an old home, but the layout and finishes made it feel awkward and dated.
Here’s what the space used to look like from the entrance.
Continuing to move clockwise, it got even better with the shower.
1- Ditch the tub and replace it with a shower that’s more comfortable to use (and prettier, of course!).
2- Create a sink/vanity/mirror situation that doesn’t involve bending backwards and bumping heads.
We got right to work and spent a few days coming up with design ideas. Here’s a sketch of the existing layout.
After tossing around a million different ideas, we ultimately decided to reconfigure the entire space to get both the shower and vanity out of the slopes and into the center of the room. In our new layout, we moved the shower across the room and doubled its size, added a wall to the middle of the room to separate the new vanity area and toilet area, and created built-in shelving in the unused knee wall area.
Our clients like the industrial chic look, so we channeled that in our designs.
We framed the shower and the middle wall dividing the vanity area from the toilet area, and incorporated a space for extra storage shelves.
It was a ton of work, but it all came together just as we had imagined! Here’s what the view from the entrance looks like now.
On the left of the room, we built custom shelves and barn doors to close off the laundry area.
Our clients chose a fun grey penny tile for the shower floor that tied in with the white subway tile and white/grey marble.
We replaced the old vanity with a custom vanity that Bryan built out of cedar 4x4s and pipe. We stained it with a mix of classic grey and dark walnut, and added a marble top that we cut and installed ourselves.
Wall mounted fixtures allowed us to save space on the depth of the vanity.
We installed the sink off to the right so our clients wouldn’t have to worry about bumping their heads anymore, and offset the mirror with a brass sconce from Restoration Hardware.
We couldn’t get all of the paint off of the wall where the shower used to be, so we worked with it by hand painting a fun vintage sign on it.
Turkish towel on hook – Amazon
Turkish towels on open shelves – Amazon (similar here)
Baskets (variety) – World Market
Hampers on casters – World Market
Sink – Amazon
Rug – IKEA (in store)
Sconce – Restoration Hardware (similar here and here on Amazon)
Wall mounted faucet – Overstock
Shower penny tile – Floor & Decor
We’ll be back soon with more updates on our other projects. In the meantime, come hang out with us on Instagram @beginninginthemiddle!