An 80’s Bath Remodeled

I’m excited to share a bathroom remodel with you today that is a great example of how a little rearranging can get you the bathroom of your dreams.  

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Our guest blogger’s neighbor had to work within the existing footprint of her home to update the master bathroom. We get used to seeing ginormous master bathrooms in glossy magazines, but a 5 piece bath isn’t a reality for all of us.  I like this renovation because the redo created a beautiful and efficient space.  It looks spa-like even without a giant (but seldom used) soaker tub.  I’ve recently come across some terrific bathroom updates in average homes with space considerations:

Centsational Girl bathroom remodel

Hall Bathroom Remodel | Centsational Girl

Pretty Inspirational small master bath renovation

Small Master Bath Renovation | Pretty Inspirational

Colonial on a Budget

Newly Tiled Bathroom | Colonial on a Budget

Whipstitch Fabrics jack n jill bath

Jack and Jill Bath Update | Whipstitch

House of Smiths bathroom reno

Refreshed Master Bathroom | House of Smiths

Let’s go find out how Aimee’s neighbor, Eryn, got a beautiful bathroom without bumping out or adding on to her home. 

80's bath vanity afterSubmitted by:  Sixteen Fourteen 

Hi!  I’m Aimee from Sixteen Fourteen.  I started a series on my blog called “Reston Remodelistas,” so my neighbors can see each others’ DIY projects and view the work of  local contractors. Our homes were built in the early 1980s, and literally every time we turn around, there’s another major project happening, so we’re always looking for great ideas.  Recently, I checked out my neighbor Eryn’s master bathroom renovation, and it was so stunning I had to share!

 Obligatory background:  We live in a neighborhood full of “cozy” {small} and “charming” {dated} cottages and colonials which were built in the early 1980s.   Eryn’s particular model has something which was pretty uncommon in that era: A master suite on the first floor.  Which was great!  But too small, and not nearly fabulous enough.

  
Here is the original layout:
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Below are the “Before” shots. Not horrible, just very small and very…basic:
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Below is The Plan {insert dramatic music here}.
You can see that in addition to the master bathroom, 
the powder room and closets were also completely reworked {stay tuned for those posts}:
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{Side note: Below is my absolute FAVORITE kind of “During” photo. 
Whoa mama! What a mess.  I love it…because I didn’t have to live with it!}
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And finally…below are the “After” shots.  
I’m truly in awe of Eryn’s incredible vision and tenacity 
{and she obviously had some awesome contractors, too}. 😉
What. A. Project.
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Details, beautiful details…love it all.  Everything is very personal and has special meaning to Eryn and her husband. 
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LOOK at this tile feature wall.  I. Almost. Died.
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Stunning…right?!
Thanks to my friend Eryn for letting all of us “crash” her bathroom!  

For all of you who are wondering, below is a project summary.

Architect:  Marilyn Stern {Myers Stern}

Plumbing & HVAC: Cropp Metcalfe 
Electric: DACO
Tile: Mosaic Tile
Tile Installation: Walter Metallo {Metallo Tile and Stone}
Frameless shower doors and glass shelving:  Chevy Chase Glass
Plantation shutters: Next Day Blinds
Door:  Lansing Building Products
Vanity, sinks, medicine cabinets, and bath hardware: Restoration Hardware
Pendant lights {Murano milk glass}: CX Design, New York 

 

Thanks Aimee (and Eryn!) for sharing this gorgeous bathroom remodel with us!

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2 Comments

  1. Beautiful bathroom!! I love the shower!! It’s exactly what I want to do in our bathroom. Thanks for this post. My master bath is quite small, but there is no room to expand so we are looking for different ideas on how to rearrange it to make more sense. Thanks for the idea!! Love the floor too!!

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