I had a very dainty and pretty client who wanted to update her master bathroom without changing the footprint. I say that so you all know that in a perfect world I would've knocked down some walls to enlarge this space but sometimes I don't win those battles. ;)
Money wasn't an issue necessarily, mess was so I came up with what I thought was a great solution....Make this room as pretty and shiny as possible so everywhere you look it's beautiful!
We had to first lose those dated fur-downs and fluorescent lighting.
Here is what I had to work with...The "afters" just don't seem as special without seeing the "befores" first....
The angles in this bathroom are crazy, as you can see.
Yes those were Pergo floors which she DID love. She also was lacking a lot of storage in this bathroom.
Oh this shower was sooo dark....
And now the "jewelry box"...
We claimed the corner of her countertop and did a built in with of course a mirror to blend in with the rest of the bathroom. It's not a lot of storage, but as women know a little is better than nothing.
The countertops are marble and I found the cutest crystal cabinet knobs for her, she LOVES them.
If you noticed in the before pic there was no medicine cabinet....We tried to utilize every little space we could by putting one in here. She then had no place to hang her hand towels and she suggested hanging them in the door....Not my favorite choice but it's her bathroom, so I gave in, it actually doesn't look so bad.
Have you noticed yet that ALL of the walls in the entire bathroom are the glass tiles from the shower? I did that to break up some of the lines we were dealing with originally, too many surface choices felt way to choppy in this little bathroom.
We laid the travertine tiles on a diagonal to make the room look bigger and yes there are those glass tiles again at each intersection, she now loves these floors much more than her beloved Pergo.
This client LOVES her bathroom! She said that every time she goes in there now she feels pretty and wants to stay in there all day long, so my work here is done.
None of my surfaces; glass tiles, marble and travertine were inexpensive, but remember when you don't have the option of changing your footprint and your bathroom is on the small side your material doesn't cost as much as if you were doing a big bathroom and that is how I rationalized it to my client, oh and that fact that it would be like showering in a jewelry box helped too, ha!