Asked on Feb 4, 2013

How would you renovate this bathroom?

Leona McGeeMary-AnnDiana Deiley
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My friend, Michael, is knee-deep in the renovation of her bath. She's run into a few problems with paint color and decisions on whether she should paint the vanity or replace it. She would love to hear your suggestions and ideas.
Before Picture 
For more information, visit the post at http://betweennapsontheporch.net/restoration-hardware-inspired-bathroom-renovation/
Before Picture For more information, visit the post at http://betweennapsontheporch.net/restoration-hardware-inspired-bathroom-renovation/
"In Progress" picture with Macademia paint color on walls.  Good idea or mistake in this space?
"In Progress" picture with Macademia paint color on walls. Good idea or mistake in this space?
Here's Michael's "inspiration room" from Restoration Hardware.  Michael purchased the mirror and the sconces. Will her existing vanity work or should she replace them?  You'll find more information in the post.
Here's Michael's "inspiration room" from Restoration Hardware. Michael purchased the mirror and the sconces. Will her existing vanity work or should she replace them? You'll find more information in the post.
8 answers
  • Designs by BSB
    on Feb 5, 2013

    Beautiful space. With the abundance of natural light -- I would consider a saturated color (much darker) for the walls. It would make a beautiful backdrop for the cabinets and tile to shine.

  • Cyndi Moore Tippett
    on Feb 24, 2013

    I would go with a slate blue on the walls. I would paint the vanity a medium to dark brown and would follow with the white trim. I love the tile. There is so much out there now with the blue/brown combination that you can pick the concentration of the two colors, but with so much light I would go darker than lighter.

  • Cindi
    on Jun 5, 2014

    I would paint the walls a med. shade of smokey grey. And use those mirrors she bought but paint them to match the vanity. Do accessories, tan, grey, black, and white. I would use pewter in any medal i use.

  • Danielle
    on Aug 29, 2015

    If she really loves the inspiration room, then the vanity needs to be stained darker to blend with the mirror and sconces she bought. The vanity hardware needs to be changed out to more closely resemble the hardware on the inspiration piece, builder grade round knobs that are way too dark just don't cut it. Ideally the countertops would be replaced, a lot of the feel in the inspiration room comes from the very light marble countertops, but in that bath that would be gobs of money to replace. Change out the faucets to a more vintage style like the inspiration piece, and sand down the window casings and stain to more closely resemble the mirror frames. I would add some white casual curtain panels to the sides of the windows since architecturally the windows aren't all that interesting, and bring in loads of accessories to get the vibe, because that's where you'll really flesh out the feel of the room. Also, the small dark tiles in the floor and walls really don't work with the inspiration look. Why not carefully paint just those particular tiles a lighter color that will tie them in to the wall color better? I think that would make a really startling visual impact. Instructions for doing that can be found at http://homeguides.sfgate.com/color-ceramic-floor-tiles-64602.html.

  • Johnchip
    on Jun 17, 2016

    I would marble tile the entire room, floor to ceiling. Chandelier and some elegant wall sconces.

  • Diana Deiley
    on Jun 17, 2016

    Love everything so far, just need to add color in window treatment and accessories which is easy to change out periodically when you wish. Awesome room with a beautiful room. I'm jealous.

  • Mary-Ann
    on Aug 6, 2016

    I agree with Diane...this room is gorgeous as is

  • Leona McGee
    on Mar 8, 2017

    Hi there, the bathroom looks very spacious and a bathroom addition can be a reasonable investment. Well, what are you actually planning to add? If you want to have a large tub, dual showers or sinks, you may need to allocate additional space. One of my friend recently got their bathroom remodeled by their home remodeling contractors NJ at http://jerseyhomerenovation.com/. They incorporated soothing colors and added a natural stone countertops into her bathroom. You should also consult with some renovation contractor to get proper idea.
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