before & after: bathroom renovation

You’ve seen the ‘after’ in the March/April issue of Dabble Mag (pg.68-72), and now see where it all began.

After moving into a previously owned home typically there are grand plans to make it your own, however it’s common to settle in and watch years go by before a renovation occurs. In my client’s case it was thirty and high time to bring this bathroom to life by removing wallpaper, carpet and drapery.

Before photos of the ensuite.

Quick sketch of the bathroom layout and floor tile configuration.

The layout of the bathroom remained the same. We took advantage of the large window by adding a glass wall in the shower and opening up the space which involved moving the plumbing to the opposite wall. This was the biggest change in the bathroom and well worth it. Replacing and re-sizing the window was also a worthwhile change as the original window was too low to allow a new tub to fit properly without compromising the window frame.

As you know tile was a large part of our design scheme. Natural materials were also important in our decision making using marble, granite, glass and walnut wood to name a few. I originally blogged about creating interest with neutral tile at the start of this renovation.

A photo during the renovation. Floor is complete and counter has been installed. Next the tub deck is to be tiled so the glass can be measured for the new shower wall.

After…a world of difference. Bright, warm and inviting. A perfect place to wake up to and finish off the day.

Renovations can seem daunting and overwhelming at times. There are many decisions to be made during the process, but having the right team working with you will smooth the process and ensure a fabulous end result.

You can learn more about choosing tile from my Reality Check video on the Dabble website.


Accent table and chair: Maria Tomas, Painting: Kate Schutz through Domaine, Accessories: Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware, Homesense




Comments 5

  1. Now that is one heck of an update. I love the Rich dark finish on the Millwork. Looks like a home run to me.


  2. Nyla, Just an awesome job….well done. Looks fantastic.

  3. Beautiful renovation. I’m going to store it away as inspiration for the future. So pretty!!! Your clients must be thrilled.

  4. Classy transformation…absolutely love the tile selection and patterns on the floor and shower wall.

  5. Gorgeous! I’ll definitely steal some ideas for my bathroom renovation.


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