This was an old 5ft x 7ft 1930’s bath. A previous remodel had enclosed an old sleeping porch. For this remodel, we changed the old window into a passageway and expanded the bath to include a large vanity, storage, and European-style wet room containing a shower and soaking tub.
This new hall bath was built in the location that previously housed a small galley kitchen in a 1950’s post-WWII brick rambler.
The features of a new and improved hall bath – complete with analysis and pictures.
If you’re confused about all the choices as you select a toilet for your remodeled bath, you’re not alone. To make it worse, if you’re about my age, you also remember the bad rap of the first generation of water savings toilets. The early 1.6-gallon per flush toilets often took multiple flushes and left dirty porcelain. Today’s high-efficiency toilets, for the most part, do a good job of clearing the bowl. They’ve been re-designed from the ground up and there’s every reason for you to…
A quick guide for selecting bath lighting for your remodeling project
My clients in Takoma Park, MD wanted to remodel a bath shared by 2 teenage daughters. The bath measures only 6’ x 5’. Included on their wishlist was a glass shower surround, a shower that will accommodate 2 girls of different heights and adequate storage. Of course, to keep costs down we kept the toilet and shower in their existing locations. We moved the sink just slighting along the wall. The room configuration eliminated the ability to have both a glass shower door and a…
This article sorts out the pros and cons of different materials for bathroom sinks.
My clients own a 1920’s federal style duplex. When they called me, their basement included a partially finished laundry room with a toilet. We succeeded in giving them everything on their wish list including:
Like many baths from the 1950’s and before, the original bath was quite small. This is the story of a restful yet energizing modern bath — a remodel of a classic pink and black 1950’s bath.
What makes a shower comfortable in size and configuration for one individual to shower? While code says 30″ square is allowed, for me this is far too small — and I’m small to begin with. In my opinion, a shower needs to be at least 30″ wide and preferably 34″ to 36″ wide.