This house dates back to the 1920s, and the original bathrooms were practically falling apart and dysfunctional. The upstairs bathroom was totally gutted, but the designers restored the clawfoot tub and added in a glassed-in shower. They replicated the original tile to give the walls a fresh makeover, and they added some greenery and a modern wooden add warmth to the space.
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Not only was the original vanity too small for the space, but the dated style was dull and uninspired. A new matte black cabinet offers additional storage and counter space, while the bold black and white tiled floor adds interest.
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The cheap-looking plastic shower curtain and mismatched accent rugs create a space that errs on inconsistency. Plus, with everything cramped together, the bathroom looks tiny.
If you have a difficult room structure to work with, take note: The chic tub works well at the lowest point of the slanted ceiling, while the open shower nicely complements the higher spots. This whitewashed room featuring chic accent pieces is a
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Despite the mismatched wood-and-tile-paneled walls, the relatively open and simple structure of this room makes it a prime candidate for a makeover.
This bathroom is brighter, more spacious, and features both a stand-alone bathtub and a walk-in shower, which fit the homeowners needs for handicap-accessible space. The contrasting tiles on the floors and walls are a small touch that makes the space more interesting. Matching gold hardware keeps the decorative scheme streamlined.
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With low lighting and retro-looking (not in a good way) fixtures, this bathroom is in dire need of a modern update.
If this doesn’t look like the same bathroom, it’s because it’s undergone a serious renovation that shifted everything around —and the end result is gorgeous.
The dark colors and poor lighting make, what is really, a spacious bathroom seem small and cramped.
This bathroom is an excellent example of the difference the right wall color and lighting can have on a space! Having swapped out the dingy paint and linoleum floors for modern, sleek tiles in a classic black and white combo, the bathroom instantly looks more bigger. Plus, how cool is the exposed black ductwork?
Brown walls, wooden floors, and a bulky, black sink surround limit the potential of this small bathroom. The brushed silver details of the mirror and fixtures certainly don’t contribute to the space either.
The modest composition of this master bathroom comes with a monochromatic color scheme and streamlined details of a contemporary make.
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A faded color palette instantly dates this bathroom while the massive double sink cabinet takes up valuable floor space.
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The outdated furnishings and weathered cabinetry of this small bathroom evoke an enclosed sense of space. The traditional sink surround and medicine cabinet combo could use a serious remodel!
A basic floor tile coupled with taupe walls and industrialized metallics form a rather gloomy space.
A whitewashed wall paint extends throughout the room, accentuated by the navy cabinetry and bright red pulls as well as the eclectically patterned floor tile. Cherry wood shelves replace the bulky cabinets from the original space, creating a more open source for shelving. A chic hanging bulb above the mirror provides the perfect lighting accent.
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A bubblegum pink wall paint coupled with the weathered cabinets, wood flooring, and gold-esque hardware sets the tone for an outdated bathroom in need of a modern revamp.
This story was originally published April 2016. It has been updated with new information.
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