What an exciting day! It’s Week 6 of the One Room Challenge and time to share the bathroom in all of its updated glory. If you recall, five weeks ago the space was stripped down to the studs and rebuilt to add new form and function. Ready to see how it all came together?
Modern Traditional Bathroom Makeover
Truth be told, I’m having a hard time adding the before photos to this post.
I think that once this space finally made it to the remodeling promised land, it was tough to look back.
But since you are so special to me, I’ll be a sport and add the befores. 🙂
Modern Traditional Bathroom Makeover
Before and After
This space was originally planned as a downstairs (as in basement) powder room for children. It was added when my son was about 6 years old and he is now in his late twenties. Yah. A remodeling that was loooooong overdue.
Pedestal Sink vs Open Vanity
From the beginning, a smart use of space was an issue so the original plan used a pedestal sink. This option did save a lot of space to the left and right, but was still a little cramped from the sink to the wall. There is only about 18 inches of clearance from the door opening to the wall and the sink is a bulky 16-plus inches deep.
So, to remedy the depth issue, a narrow and open vanity with a vessel sink replaced the pedestal.
Not only did this option add six full inches of clearance from the door frame to the edge of the vanity, we love the side for soap and towels AND the bottom shelf for extra storage.
Then, to add a little extra pizzaz, a gallery wall that features highrise buildings under construction was layered left and right.
Pocket Door vs Barn Door
The next space-saving question was what to do when the 28-inch pocket door was removed in order to shift the closet door opening four inches to the right.
And I decided on this! A 24-inch wide modern barn door that glides left and right on a 4-foot upper rail.
Now I ask you, is this super fun or what?
Shower Power vs Wasted Space
The third question is space for the shower. Remember the 32-inch square with the 12 inches of wasted space (to the right) and clogged drain?
Well thanks to my brilliant contractor’s idea about shifting the closet door opening, the shower is now a whopping 32 by 50.
And just like that, the ill-functioning “powder room” became a fully functioning bathroom.
Can I get an amen?
Note too, that the cabinet was saved and refinished in a rich matte black. This means that not one single square inch of cabinet or closet space was lost as the shower made major gains. In terms of storage and shower comfort, this is huuuuuuge.
Standard Size vs Custom Shower Door
And last, but not least, is the shower door.
This glorious, frameless slider is a standard size. The reason this is a big deal is two-fold:
One is the difference in cost. By using a high-quality standard door, we saved a thousand $$$, maybe more.
In case you missed the full post about designing and choosing products for the shower, there’s a link at the bottom.
And two, is the retention of visual space. I was so worried that the sliding door would make the space return to a cramped and claustrophobic feeling, but this absolutely did not happen. So the fact that the one-panel stationary did not work for this shower space orientation is A-ok.
And that’s all there is to it. After six long weeks of sleepless nights, endless shopping, piles of laundry, take-out food, and dirty dishes in the sink.
Was it worth it?
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To visit Fall 2018 ORC posts:
Week 1 – The Modern Traditional Bathroom Plan, please click here
Week 2 – How to Stain and Protect a Wood Vanity, please click here
Week 3 – Barn Doors: Tips, Tricks and Options, please click here
Week 4 – Easy Artwork or Gallery Walls Using Free Photos, please click here
Week 5 – Shower Stalls: Tips for Design and Installation, please click here
Week 6 – The Big Reveal – You are Here
To visit Previous Challenges :
Vanity light – Ballard’s
Vanity mirror – Ballard’s inspired
Cabinet makeover and mirror color – Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black
Please check each week’s post for additional products
This makeover would not have been possible without the amazing construction crews from Restore-It …. To every one who worked on this project, my family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We also extend a special thanks to our gracious hosts, Calling It Home , One Room Challenge and Better Homes and Gardens. And, invite you to enjoy over 200 more room reveals, click Designer Challenge and/or click Blogger Challenge. #oneroomchallenge #ORC #betterhomesandgardens #bhgorc #homelovenetwork #shower #showerstall
Thanks so much for stopping by!