Surprise Bathroom Makeover!

PROJECT GOALS:  We have done other projects for these homeowners, but this time they decided that they would step back from making any decisions and leave it all in our hands.  Their only requirement was that they wanted a “Magazine Worthy” bathroom… um, no pressure at all!

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.  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.


Location: Burlington, MA

The Deets:  The second 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.

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 we 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.

It was so much fun to surprise them with this bathroom and we are so happy they loved the result!

To check out the homeowner’s reaction check out the video BELOW! 👇


Magazine Worthy Bathroom Design Guide by Kadilak Homes

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