Bathroom Makeover: From Obscene To Serene

See how our experts take a bathroom from bright and tacky to traditionally modern.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionBetween the pink and brown color scheme, psychedelic tin-foil wallpaper and crazy shower setup, this bad bathroom is an assault on the senses.
Jessica and Jason Abel are fed up with the oh-so-bright bathroom the former homeowners left behind. It doesn't blend in with the design style of the rest of the rooms in the house, and also isn't functioning as efficiently as it could.

The flesh-colored toilet and sink do not match the shade of pink in the wallpaper, and the toilet has a weak flushing system. The shower has six shower heads on the side and a shower head on the top, and because there's no vent fan, mold can easily develop. Designer Krista Watterworth and carpenter Steven Whittle set out to transform this tacky space into a more modern one, using a style called transitional design, which means blending traditional elements with contemporary accents.