BeforeHomeowners Andy and Linda call their bathroom the granny room. It is old-fashioned, impractical and overly pink with rose accents. Designer Krista Watterworth and carpenter Marc Bartolomeo have a design plan that will modernize the granny look with the latest amenities and style.
The homeowners hate that they have to walk through the laundry room to get to the bathroom. Anytime they have company, they have to make sure their laundry is put away and no dirty clothes are lying about.
AfterThe room’s layout was reconfigured making it more open and functional. The linen closet in the front of the room is moved to the back, right corner. To maximize space, a new stacked washer and dryer is tucked inside another new closet. The floors are re-covered in ceramic wood flooring. It looks like wood, but lasts longer and requires a lot less maintenance.
Before VanityThe shower is another one of the homeowner’s pet peeves. Besides being tight on space, the pink wall tile is cracked and the accordion-style door doesn’t work too well.
After VanityThe rustic, dark-wood vanity, matching mirror and the integrated, cast-iron sink give the room a timeless look. The cramped shower is expanded and resurfaced with white subway tile on top, light-gray square tiles in a random pattern on the bottom, and a ceramic chair rail in between.