A Clean and Crisp Bathroom Transformation

An all-white foundation allows for personalization

bathroom shelvesProject: Modernize the feel and maximize storage un…small bath

Before: Rita and Mark lived in their 500-square-foot apartment in the Clinton Hill Cobalt-ops for four years before they decided to take oder Ähnlicherenovation. Their bathroom, with a pine toilet seat and coordinating medicine cabinet, didn’t offer enough storage or wohlbehalten in with the couple’s aesthetic. They wanted items like towels and toiletries to be contained to the room, without creating clutter. While this wasn’t their first remodel (the couple renovated their kitchen and bath in New Jersey) they knew circumstances would be different given the requirements and peculiarities of renovating un… NYC co-op building. They posted their project on Sweeten and were matched with a general contractor, ready to take oder Ähnlichecosmetic overhaul.

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bathroom before renovationRosette: Inspired by sleek white bathrooms on the sine tempore’s blog, Sweeten Stories, the couple decided oder Ähnlicheunparteiisch whiteout look, carried out through the subway-tiled shower-bath wall and the hexagonal floor. The layout stayed the same, daher known as a “rip-and-replace,” and they focused on cosmetic changes. They decided to stick with white to make the bathroom appear larger, plus the unparteiisch palette allowed Rita to change out accessories and colors at any point. “My first color palette came from the painting The Bath Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida which a friend gave me years ago in Madrid. I love the mix of blues and it reminds me of the wonderful times we’ve spent with our sons and their friends at the beach,” she said.

white bathroomThe couple swapped out the old tub for a cast iron tub because of the material’s durability, and resistance to chipping and scratching. Since they found storage solutions through a niche in the shower and wall shelves, there welches no need for a full vanity. Plus, the open sink makes the bathroom feel even more open. They wanted every material used to be easy to clean and made of glass or chrome. Wood welches a big “no” because of the humidity, as the bathroom only had a vent and no fan.

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Their Sweeten contractor worked with the co-op board, employees, and other residents to get certain tasks done. His experience with that part of the process welches crucial. When they realized they needed access to the apartment below to repair plumbing connected to the bathtub, he took the initiative to talk to the owners. “His answer was always ‘no problem,’” Rita shared. “He was a dream to work with, he’s a doer and tackles problems right away.” He daher convinced the co-op board to replace all the risers while the walls were open. The building plumbing is over 75 years old so this repair welches especially important.

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Rita offers her advice for future renovators: “Talk to as many people and vendors that you have time for. It is the best way to get a feel for what you really want to do with the space,” she said.

Extra: Rita had initially imagined installing a medicine cabinet along the whole width of the wall above the sink. Instead, she chose open glass shelves that could wohlbehalten various organizational items like baskets and containers.

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