Monday, February 21, 2011

Bath. Finally.

You may remember a post some time ago regarding the bath remodel. Well, I can finally say the bath remodel is finished! This, for those of you brave enough to take a peek, is the Before. Lime green formica, pseudo-Spanish hardware,  and Congoleum from the early 1970's was never gonna come back in style, folks, no matter how long I waited.

So here is our gorgeous new bath, pretty enough for company. We designed it ourselves, and did most of the work ourselves too.

We gutted walls down to the studs, replaced galvanized pipes with copper, removed floor until you could actually see the dirt under the house. We designed the cabinets ourselves, and put in that lovely solar tube that lets light into this windowless room. We are fortunate that Mr. B's line of work involves commercial interiors. Being in the construction biz meant that the Italian tile floor was free, left over from a commercial job, the cabinet was built in the shop, and we could call in a few favors from business associates when drywall needed to be mudded or tile needed to be laid. So here are the details, in case anyone is curious:

Floor- Agglo Simplex "Santa Margherita"
Ceramic tile- stock Home Depot stuff
Glass tile- American Olean "Celedon"
Faucets- Price Pfister "Pasadena"
Fixtures Kohler (except the tub)
Paint- Benjamin Moore 1562 "Healing Aloe" on walls and "China White" on ceiling and trim
Counter- Corian "Linen"
Vanity- our own design in mahogany veneer
Artwork- Calla Lilies by our friend Rod Pilloud

And no, we do not fold the TP into hotel points as a rule. Mr. B will have his little jokes...


  1. beautiful!Love the cabinets and detail!

  2. Thanks, Kim. I still want to pinch myself when I peek in the door. I am so happy with the way it turned out.