04 Sep DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART III
“Every house where love abides and friendship is a guest, is surely home; and home, sweet home for there the heart can rest.” – Henry Van Dyke
BEFORE | GUEST BATH
Upon completing Part One and Part Two of this palatial duplex, it was time to get cracking on the bedrooms and baths. This highly trafficked bathroom had seen better days and we couldn’t wait to dig in while keeping it affordable. It was time to say goodbye to the old, and welcome all the new accoutrements for a modern bathroom that would please its guests as well as the home dwellers.
AFTER | GUEST BATH ROOM
We began by turning the walls into one solid surface and painting them white to help elongate the small room. The shelf running along the entire backside was a continuation of the sink in desperate need of updating. Small penny tiles had become very dingy over time. Ceramic diamond and octagons from Home Depot replaced the old and were filled in with a taupe grout to match the vanity. Big bang for the buck at less than $7 per square foot!
BEFORE | GUEST BATH ROOM
Bye bye incohesive components and motel shower….
HELLOOOOO , clean lines, functional space and magnificent marble! This Martha Stewart vanity is one of my favorite go to’s for bathroom cabinets that house a sink. It comes in white and beautifully holds whatever shade of Benjamin Moore we choose to repaint it in.
BEFORE | SHOWER
This shower was so tiny, it’s hard to believe anyone ever relaxed in here, let alone washed that grey right out of their hair!
AFTER | SHOWER
Eureka! The bathroom gods have worked their magic yet again! By knocking out the alcove sides around the old stall, the new shower more than doubled its size. Glass doors allow for the stunning marble to be seen at all times as well as futhering the illusion of a larger space overall. Modern shiny nickel handles add a touch of Hollywood glam and pick up the gold tones in the marble’s wondrous veins. A bench seat offers a place to relax and take in the steam or shave your legs without toppling over!
BEFORE | BEDROOM
Let the bedrooms begin! In keeping with the rest of the home, we sanded and restained the existing blonde hardwoods making them look as though they had just been laid.
AFTER | BEDROOM
Back to our perfect harmony of ebony and ivory! With a monochromatic template, anything is possible. Neutral bases are the perfect canvas to add color and excitement. Oh, how we would love to dress this room! The master bath and bedroom are a miraculous transformation, stay tuned for the final installment of this duplicitous duplex!