Bath Remodel on a Time and Budget Crunch

Below are a few 'before' shots from a bathroom remodel we completed over the holidays for a Santa Monica dental office.

This busy practice gets plenty of foot traffic, so ergonomically the small bath needed to accommodate a wide range of ages and sizes.

Here are a few 'after' shots.

Changing out the metal sink (shown above) for a wall-mounted farmhouse basin, we then built an apron underneath with turned legs to give it a little more presence.

Using a simple subway tile, we created a back splash where the old laminate one previously existed. Opening up the area around the sink, we removed the dark green exterior-mounted paper towel dispenser (see top photo) and installed a recessed stainless steel model.

We had one week to complete the work and all of the materials needed to be in stock, so instead of demo-ing the existing hunter green floor, we laid wood laminate right on top of the old tile. New baseboards and crown moulding were added throughout. The old ivy wallpaper was changed out for a sea foam stripe which elongates the walls in the small space. (We found 10 roles in stock at Wallpaper City in Santa Monica.)

We glammed things up a bit with a new vanity light above the sink and a new ceiling fixture (both instock and ready to wire at Lamps Plus).

Triple sconce above the round mirror

Drum shade with diffuser for ceiling light
The new ceiling crown moulding can be seen here too.

We cleaned up the plumbing and the wall behind it...below is the 'Before'

Here is the plumbing wall 'After'

Is that a choir of angels I hear humming?

Then we painted the ceiling and sink wall a creamy yellow, environmentally-friendly product from Yolo. The new trim, baseboards, doors and window casing all got a coat from Benjamin Moore's glossy white. We added a few small details and well, there you have it - a brand new Powder Room.


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