Transformational Bathroom Renovation Project

Transformational Bathroom Renovation Project

This past winter and spring, I worked with a new client to plan and implement a very involved bathroom renovation project. In this case, two full bathrooms were made over simultaneously. It made sense to work on both bathrooms at once in terms of permitting, inspections, and efficiency and value with regard to contractor and subcontractor labor.

Although the original bathrooms were not huge, and the room sizes were not changed, the project was very detailed and involved. The client wished to completely gut and renovate two outdated bathrooms to complement the rest of her lovely home. She’s included lots of original and personal touches to the house, and wanted the new bathrooms to reflect her unique style. She looked to me to help select and specify all of the materials and components, to help interview and select contractors, and to monitor status, progress and results for the duration of the project.

We put together a totally fresh and elegant look for each of the bathrooms. They are both wonderful examples of “Before” and “After” and we were thrilled with the results. One bathroom is a bit whimsical, featuring decorative concrete tile, beadboard, a sliding barn door, a wall mounted sink to maximize space, and brushed nickel fixtures. The second bath is tailored and elegant, with classic white and black mosaic floor tile, a beautiful white porcelain and polished chrome console sink, glossy white subway tile installed part way up all walls, and smart looking light fixtures in polished chrome.

Lots of great people teamed up to contribute to the project’s success, including John Siener of Done Right Construction and Design (general contracting and carpentry), Laura Espinosa of Ferguson Enterprises (plumbing fixtures and lighting), Diane Morgan of Upstairs Downstairs (decorative floor tile), and John DaSilva of Westford Custom Floors (floor, wall and tub/shower tile). Their expertise and attention to detail helped the project run smoothly and helped create beautiful results.

Here’s a look at “before” and “after” for the first floor, more whimsical bathroom. My next post will include photos of the second, tailored black and white bathroom.

A “before” photo of first floor bath


Another “before” view


Crisp and tailored new bathroom featuring beadboard and custom shower


Details from renovated bathroom with cement tile

Cement floor tile, custom shower and sliding barn-style door