Cottage Living Style
3 Bathroom Renovations
These small spaces needed big help. With some creativity and hard work, they were given a much-needed makeover.
Start to Finish: Three months
Paneling: Try an alternative to tile on the walls. Here, Heather used V-groove painted white. It stands up to moisture and, when applied horizontally, has modern appeal.
Shower and floors: Keep permanent finishes, such as tile, in line with the era of the house.
Tub: Salvage original fixtures when possible. The tub was in good working condition, so Heather just reglazed it for a fresh look.
Shower curtain: Soften utilitarian spaces. “I treated the opening of the shower as a window,” says Heather. The valance across the top and panels on either side frame the area like a window treatment, hiding the tub.
Vanity: Give flea-market furniture a second chance. Josh and Heather got rid of a prefab cabinet and replaced it with a simple side table. They topped it with a vintage sink and a marble slab left over from a kitchen remodel.
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