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To incorporate it into a home steeped in vintage character, this once tired bathroom needed an update from shabby to chic. With an enticing fusion of colors, textures, architectural details, and amenities, the bath is now a treat for the mind, body, and spirit.
A refinished claw-foot tub sits in the corner of the bathroom, basking in the plentiful light streaming in through the windows. Roman shades in a French toile fabric add a splash of personality and can be closed for more privacy. Radiant-heat flooring keeps the hexagonal porcelain tiles nice and warm after a relaxing bath.
Before the remodel this bathroom was more rudimentary than romantic, with plywood flooring and a toilet in plain sight. A makeshift shower -- consisting of a pan, copper piping, and unfinished wallboard -- facing the entry made the first impression even more unfavorable. Now the shower's two frameless walls give it a transparent presence, which makes the space look and feel larger. Meanwhile, the shower's tile-lined plumbing wall creates a private space for the toilet.
To create a breathtaking first impression, a stunning sink area was designed to fill the space where the old shower once stood. A beautiful white porcelain console sink sits in front of a display ledge and a mirror. The pale green subway tile that spans the lower half of the entry wall is softened by white-painted trim and cabinetry. The mirrored medicine cabinet with Gothic arches provides closed storage for toiletries.
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