Next up in our three part Bay Area bathroom makeover series (15 days, 3 bathrooms, and just the 2 of us kids)…
Where the first bathroom was all about warmth, this one goes cool. We focused the design of the first bathroom around deep dark wood tones and indulgent oranges, greens and browns. Turning sharply for Bathroom #2, we emphasized serenity and contemporary clean lines… keeping the tone in grey, silver and white. This was many people’s “favorite” and there are elements I adore, especially our custom back splash / bottle shelf, but – I have to say – my heart lies with yellows and creams. I will never be a “cool girl.” 😉
Here is Bathroom #2 Before:
The biggest of the three bathrooms and, in many ways, the most complicated.
Note the ceiling soffit above – and a hint of closet to the left.
And a bathtub that desperately wants to be used as a shower!
New vanity with frosted glass countertop and built-in sink.
Complete with a custom backsplash / shelf, framed mirror AND a fancy “designer orchid.”
Wall tile in shower and ceiling-mount shower surround.
Matching floor tile on the ever-so complicated 45.
Silver Marlin paint by Behr to tie it all together.
And just a little of the Middle:
Removing the dropped ceiling soffit.
Working out the floor tile pattern. Of course we pick the diagonal, ie SO many extra cuts!
Truly unrelated but worthy to note I entirely match the floor pads I’m washing! Weird!
Soffit gone, already the room feels lighter!
Start of Day 2 on this bathroom: discovery that OVER HALF of the tiles I thin-set didn’t adhere to the mortar!! Ah!
And 2+ hours later, all the mortar is chipped out… to start over. Boo!
Fitz with the tile saw.
Onto the wall tile – a smaller subway version of the floor tile.
Sunny victory Fitz!
Shower surround hung!
All the way into the closet!
I include this shot because this is after 7+ hours of intense cleaning so the homeowners would return from vacation to a (relatively) stree-free house. What a difference a day makes!
Bringin’ in the big guy! The vanity, not Keith! Although it did take both Keith ahd Fitz to get this beast into place. So heavy!
No pictures of a lot of the details because we were running in circles to finish.
The plumbing for this bathroom and the resulting custom back splash / shelf were incredibly complicated to pull off… not to mention the manufacturer sent 2 dysfunction parts for the vanity itself AND the light arrived broken. We almost killed ourselves trying to get the vanity to work. Good grief! 15 days to complete 3 remodels is one thing when all the stuff works, another thing entirely when stuff goes wrong.