My own bathroom renovation was one of my most satisfying projects. Working directly with a fantastic contractor, eliminating the decorator, and trusting my experience were all key to getting the project done efficiently.
The project was delayed multiple times: the Covid pandemic caused us to postpone the renovation from our initial March of 2020 start date to September of 2021. Then our architect/designer delayed the project until January of 2022, then to July of 2022, and then August of 2022 when we parted ways. Although this caused a considerable amount of stress and frustration, the end result was well worth the aggravation.
In October of 2022, we finally started the project. In addition to updating the decor, we also changed the bathroom layout. By swamping the location of the toilet and shower, we created a “wet area” for the shower and tub separated from the rest of the bathroom with a glass partition. We then created a toilet closet where the shower had been.
The bathroom features the following:
Gold schluters (typically used as a trim) are used as a design element, creating a stripe around the bathroom.
Gold pentagon mosaic tile from Cancos is used in bath and shower insets to create visual interest.
A deep blue custom vanity in lacquer with six large drawers (three on each side) and a hamper provides ample storage and a contrast to the white walls and floors. Gold hardware and trim complement the gold accents elsewhere in the bathroom.
Six inch deep Robern medicine cabinets with internal outlets were selected, so my husband’s electric razors and our electric toothbrushes are no longer stored on the counter.
From an organizational perspective, I included the following:
- Acrylic drawer inserts trimmed with gold inside the vanity drawers.
- Built in outlets inside the vanity drawers for hair styling tools
- A built in cabinet in the toilet closet for toilet paper and other personal supplies.