Bathroom Remodeling | Improve the Look and Feel of Your Bathroom
Airy Visual Flow: After
Bathroom Remodeling | Old houses aren’t generally known for their roomy bathrooms. Take this second-floor hall bath in Brett Youmans and Rich Ault’s 1870 Italianate, in Reading, Pennsylvania. With a boxy linen closet, a tub, and a toilet along one wall and a sink on the one opposite, the space felt cramped. Add in dated finishes, and it was screaming for an overhaul.
The couple’s goal: a space that felt bright and serene. So they formulated a plan that arrayed all the fixtures along one wall. The tub would come out, a glass shower enclosure would go where the closet stood, and a leggy console sink would move to where the tub had been. To accentuate the 10-foot ceiling, they ran oversize white subway tile 8½ feet high on all the walls, except behind the sink, where they had bumped forward to hide plumbing. There, watery glass tile adds a spa-like touch, introducing subtle color and helping bounce light around the room. Sleek nickel fixtures and fittings keep the space feeling classic. Says Brett, “We wanted a spacious, light-filled retreat—and we got it.”
Shown Above: Covering the sink wall in watery glass subway tile gives it sophisticated polish; the frameless glass shower enclosure makes the room feel more spacious.
Inhibiting Layout: Before
Despite a large window and 10-foot ceilings, the ample tub, the linen closet, and outdated finishes made the space feel dark.
The console sink and train-style towel rack help preserve an open, airy feeling.
Streamline, Reflective Features
A streamlined satin-nickel medicine cabinet and sconces, along with the glass tile, help reflect light from the room’s one window.
Basketweave Tile Underfoot
The basketweave marble floor tile has a traditional look and picks up the color of the glass subways. Thermostatically controlled radiant heat is another luxurious touch.
Interested in bathroom remodeling? Contact Medina Exteriors today, (330)591-4040