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 combined powder room, guest bath and laundry was a compromise for our client — as are so many remodeling choices. The combined space, though, actually succeeds graciously to fulfill all its functions.
This new hall bath was built in the location that previously housed a small galley kitchen in a 1950’s post-WWII brick rambler.
A Reconfigured Former Hall Bath plus French Doors to a New Patio Create a light-Filled Master Suite.
My client wanted to remodel both baths as well as the Powder Room on a limited budget. The hall bath – used daily by the husband and occasionally by the adult children when visiting – was badly short of efficient storage. The master bath also needed additional storage but the family didn’t need two tubs so we could convert the tub in the master to a shower only – freeing up some space.
We just completed an unabashedly modern bath in this 1864 row house in the Dupont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC. The bath had been allowed to deteriorate badly (see before image at end). The centerpiece of this bath remodel is a custom glass countertop with integral glass sink.
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
Thinking of a kitchen or bath remodel? Whether you’re going to Do-It-Yourself or hire a contractor, here are 25 vital tips before you get started.