Surprise Bathroom Makeover! Basement Bathroom Edition
We have done other projects for these homeowners in the past, but this time they decided that they would step back from making any decisions and leave it all in our hands. They wanted to remodel their basement bathroom and their only requirement was that they wanted a “Magazine Worthy” bathroom… um, no pressure at all!
PROJECT AT A GLANCE:
Location: Burlington, MA
Type of Home: Split Entry Style Built In 1960
Square Footage: 1,734 Square Feet
The basement bathroom in this home almost seemed like an afterthought. The plumbing was a mess with an awkward step up shower and exposed drains everywhere. To see what it looked like before, check out this video of us demoing the old bathroom.
After re-routing the plumbing and making some framing changes to widen the shower, we were off to figure out what the finishes would be. Since they were leaving it in our hands I wanted to do something that they’d never pick on their own but that they would hopefully also love! It’s a running joke that the whole house is painted gray, so that was off my list as far as being the main color for the bathroom. I decided to go with a classic by Benjamin Moore, Quiet Moments 1563. Quiet Moments is a calming mix of blue, green & gray. This soothing shade creates a look of simplicity and oozes tranquil vibes into any space it is used in!
While out searching for inspiration I found this cool patterned tile featuring muted black (for a little drama) and gray, but this gray had beautiful green undertones. When using a dramatic pattern I always look for a simple pairing and this classic white subway tile did the trick. The dark grout and stone pull it all together.
The homeowner also mentioned she really wanted a glass shower door but the bathroom was so tiny I was afraid it would hit the toilet! These pretty French Doors were a great solution to get it done without having to worry about any accidental broken glass.
This bathroom was so tight we could not fit a standard size vanity so I had to get creative. This turned out to be a great opportunity to have one custom built and allowed me to bring a deep color into the space, pulling out the color in the tile. I wanted to pull in another green tone and I fell in love with this Benjamin Moore Paint called Narragansett Green HC-157!
An overall shot of the bathroom! It may be tiny but it packs a punch with personality! 🤩
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