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A remodeled bathroom

The Details

Start to Finish: Five months

Pedestal Sinks: Choose two instead of one. Heather and James agreed that the sinks should be placed on either side of the divider wall, making the room more functional.

Beaded-Board and wainscoting:Go with classic cottage details. James replaced the ceiling with new beaded board that matched the original and added beaded-board wainscoting around the room.

Copper pipes: Invest in quality. While copper pipe is more expensive than plastic or galvanized, it’s less likely to corrode and lasts longer.

Additional space: Knock out a wall. James took advantage of an existing porch adjacent to the room. By incorporating that space, the bath gained two walls of windows, ideal for basking in the tub.

Hardwood floors: Keep it classic. James got rid of dull, multicolored linoleum from the 1970s and went with new red oak floors. The wood warms up the room and is in keeping with the era of the house.

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