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Client Work: Updating a Tired Bathroom

Happy fall everyone!  Its as cool as ever in Minneapolis today, and after a hot and muggy summer I'm loving the feeling of the wonderful fall air coming in.  Autumn is by far my favorite season.  I love everything about it, from the rich, moody fall colors and textures, layering clothes, and yummy fall flavors like caramel apple, pumpkin spice and chili chocolate.......can't wait to start baking again and get out the crockpot--all wonderful fall things!

Fall is also a time when we're drawn back indoors, and if you're like me, all of the projects that have gone untouched over the summer are now staring you in the face and begging to get re-prioritized.  Such is the case for some new clients of mine who are wanting to attack their main floor bathroom this fall/winter.  They're dealing with a good-sized space that needs to do double duty as a 3/4 bath as well as a laundry room.  Layout-wise, we're taking it from this:

To this:

Basically the washer and dryer are trading places with the toilet, and the sink is moving from its awkward diagonal placement to where it makes more sense.  My clients actually came up with the new floor plan themselves, and as soon as I looked at it, I knew that they "got it", and would be great to work with overall because they already have an understanding of good space planning and design.  Now for the pretty stuff:

The overall look reflects a classic-meets-slightly rustic aesthetic, which is perfect for their house.  The flooring is going to be a gorgeous 1" marble hexagon tile, which will really set the tone for the space and give some great visual texture.  I chose the sink console as inspiration, because the homeowner is a carpenter and is actually going to build one like it (how fantastic is that?!)  The walls will be covered in v-groove paneling 3/4 of the way up, which will be painted white to contrast with a soft gray tone on the walls.  Demo hasn't started yet on this space, but I'm so excited to see it transformed, and will share photos of the transformation once its complete.  Can't wait!

1 comment:

Holly Gruszka said...

I love that cabinet and it's great that your client is going to be able to make his own - can't wait to see that. And that tile will also be so nice on the floor too. Looking forward to the progress. I'm so glad fall has arrived. We had a really hot/humid summer, so it's really nice to have the windows wide open.