Here was a bathroom in desperate need
of a makeover. This renovation took place in a basement rental apartment and
any landlord knows in order to attain good quality tenants; you need a good
quality living space. In its pre-renovation state,
you can see that it wasn’t completely outdated but just very plain Jane. The
previous owner of the house just decided to go with a basic vanity and cheap
light-colored floor and wall tiles. This was followed by a light brown wall.
The whole bathroom just looked hideous!
Before Bathroom Renovation
We decided to update the bathroom
with a more modern look. This renovation was relatively cheap because it was a
small bathroom and we didn’t have a lot of space to work with and kept
everything in place. It was just a matter of replacing materials. Black ceramic
tiles were chosen for the floor with a light grout. The shower was kept in
place but we went over it with a glossy white finish. This epoxy can be picked
up at your local hardware store for around $50. A light grey color was chosen
for the wall. It is important to choose opposite colors when designing a modern
bathroom so what you want to showcase will stand out. The material of the
backsplash all glass and a mix of blue and grey (cost was $5 sq/ft). We wanted
include a bold color so the whole bathroom wasn’t just black and white. Red
would also work but it’s a little too funky for us. The vanity we went with was
the 28” black walnut. Its black with a raised bowl and chrome legs. The entire
vanity package came to $350.
After Bathroom Renovation
Designing a small bathroom is a
simple job. There are many vanities on the market to choose from that are
equipped for small bathrooms but the bigger question is how much the bathroom
is used. Most likely it is not your main bathroom but if it’s commonly used, it
is recommended that you get a small vanity with a generous amount of storage
space which not a lot of vanities on the market offer.
September 16th, 2017
48" white bathroom vanity with carrara marble countertop