I have lamented to my staff repeatedly ,we really should go around to some of the older homes and paper the neighborhood with our cards. Not so old that the baths are actually kind of charming…but the abundance of work in the middle class suburban neighborhoods, much like I grew up in, is good job security I think. Why is this so? Because the 70’s and 80’s really stunk in terms of design. I cannot think of much that came out of these decades that has any lasting style. Oh I am sure someone will email me about a lava lamp they loved or that avocado green really IS coming back. I will not hold my breath.

So along these lines, here is a simple redo of one of those baths. I think it might even be a bit older but I cannot recall. All I know is that it had a cramped physical feel to it, had materials that were dated the day they were installed and not much in the way of style. I would not call this a glamourous bath, but it is a good example of what can be done to update a bath on a creative budget and truly transform it. We used rectified porcelain tile on the floor in a large format, same tile in the shower, great custom mosaic glass behind the vanity and in niches and a painted taupe vanity. The countertops are quartz and the sinks are kohler and faucets are from Delta. The Blue dog painting is from their living room. ( I tend to scour the house when staging for a photo shoot…I am sure clients later go WHERE did she find THAT?)

Light and airy and....updated!
Long and narrow..typical of the time. Small shower before...we eliminated the tiny claustrophobic potty room to make more space for shower
Great Hansgrohe raindance system! Great look for the price. Used Shluter trim on the niches and edges as this is rectified porcelain tile
slender pullouts are great storage in a bath
The "Before"...does anyone have one like this?