Basement Bathroom Before & After

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The first time I walked into this bathroom the home owner exclaimed "this room needs to be blown up, it's the worst room in the house".  We made a few upgrades, added a few architectural details and created a stunning bathroom that exceeded the client's expectations.

We did, however, have to blow up the shower.  We Replaced it with a custom frameless glass enclosure to open up the room.  The plumbing in the shower was moved to the opposite wall.  The T-bar ceiling was replaced with pine and stained to coordinate with the colour palette throughout the rest of the home.  The floor was replaced with cork tiles in a colour that picked up the brown tones in the ceiling and mirror and the green tones of the painted vanity.  Pipes were moved back into the wall and ledge to clean up the space.

The light fixture was lowered below the vent and the vent was extended to the wall to add continuity.  Our client loved the old mirror that no longer fit between the ledge and the light fixture, it had to be relocated to another room.  We kept the original countertop and painted the vanity Benjamin Moore CC-634 Herbes de Provence.  Wainscoting was added below the ledge and carried around the room.  The ledge was capped with a wood shelf and decorative trim to add interest and clean up the not so perfect drywall ledge.  The casings around the windows and door were increased in size along with the baseboards.  The wainscoting and trim was painted Benjamin Moore CC-270 Baffin Island and the walls above the wainscoting painted Benjamin Moore CC-250 Seaspray Papyrus. The sink and shower faucets were replaced.  We added a few black finishes coordinating with the black finishes throughout the rest of the home for consistency.  Hooks were added for a casual and functional look, and are repeated in the upstairs bathroom and kids room.

We used the client's vintage and antique items to accessorize the space, and we bought the mirror and artwork at HomeSense.  I'm sure you will agree it was an amazing transformation.