Before: Dilapidated BathroomThis outdated — even dilapidated in some places — bathroom needs a major design overhaul, judging by the salmon-colored bathtub and shower curtain, baseboards that are beginning to develop mold and languishing linoleum.
After: Sleek and ModernNow it’s the sleek, modern space the designers set out to create. Because of the moisture in the room, the mildew is removed with bleach. With that task out of the way, dark blue wall paint and stark white molding are applied to create a sharp contrast and detract from the less-appealing tub. Baseboards and crown molding add much-needed architectural interest, as does the bold new shower curtain. The curtain incorporates earth tones that not only add cohesion to the subtle browns in the vinyl flooring but also complement the wall color. The flooring consists of peel-and-stick vinyl pieces, which are a quick yet attractive fix for dated linoleum and come in a wide variety of styles. Several miniature vases adorn a simple wall shelf and add a clean, finished look.
Before: Monotone VanityThe monotone vanity, complete with ’80s mirror, lighting and cabinet hardware, blends right in with the boring white walls. The gold-plated sink fixtures and accessories add to the outmoded feel.
After: Shades of BlueUsing three shades of blue adds interest and creates the illusion of a larger space. There’s a deep blue color on the walls, a midrange shade on the ceiling, and a lighter one on the newly refinished cabinets. New faucets and cabinet hardware provide a quick and easy update. A modern light fixture appears to float in front of the mirror, and fresh accessories help transform the overall look and give it a warm, personal feel.