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BATHING BEAUTY

BATHING BEAUTY 520 347 admin

“When a child is locked in the bathroom with running water and say’s he’s doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.” – Erma Bombeck

Arden Before Bathroom 9

Once you remodel a bathroom in your house, it’s hard to not want to do it to all of them.  After two powder rooms and a master bath gutted and transformed, it was time to tackle the oldest of the lot.  With growing tweens who share a bathroom between their rooms, it was time to update and maximize the space for optimal use. After remodeling the bathroom at their beach house, we couldn’t wait to demo this bathroom in our clients gorgeous Hancock Park home.   read more

JACK OF ALL TRADES

JACK OF ALL TRADES 150 150 admin

“My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.” – Erma Bombeck

BEFORE | BATHROOM

BEFORE | BATHROOM VANITY

When we moved into our current home, we needed to do some major renovating.  That being said, because my kids were little, I was scrappy with my resourcing and did what I could to update the space economically and put the money into their bedrooms instead.  Funny how our tastes change every decade or so, this wallpaper created with actual leaves used to be one of my favorites.  My little boy is now a young man.  Hard to believe my husband and I just took him to tour a number of colleges.  The timing was perfect to remodel his bathroom, which as I choke back a tear, will be a guest bath as of next year.  You’ve come a long way baby…  read more

DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART III

DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART III 150 150 admin

“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

 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 REMODEL #dlrhein #bathremodel

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

 BEFORE | GUEST BATH ROOM

Bye bye incohesive components and motel shower….

AFTER | GUEST BATH REMODEL #dlrhein #bath remodel #marthastewart for home depot

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 | GUEST BATH SHOWER REMODEL #dlrhein #bathremodel

 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 | GUEST BATH SHOWER REMODEL #dlrhein #marble #shower

 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

 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 REMODEL #dlrhein #bedroomremodel #woodfloors

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!
XO,
D.L.

D.L. Rhein’s “Best of” 2013 ~ Happy + Healthy New Year to All

D.L. Rhein’s “Best of” 2013 ~ Happy + Healthy New Year to All 150 150 admin

BATHTIME BLUES

BATHTIME BLUES 150 150 admin

“The blue we bathe in is the blue we breathe.  The blue we breathe, I fear, is what we want from life and only find in fiction.  For the voyeur, fiction is what’s called going all the way.” – William Gass

A young boy's bathroom in need of a facelift. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | WOOD CABINETS, CERAMIC FLOOR, FORMICA COUNTERTOP

 A dear friend of mine was desperate to update her teenage boys’ bathroom from the 1980’s to the new millenium.  She wanted it to be modern with a little edge so we opted for some industrial fixtures, still keeping with a clean aesthetic.  Out with the lineloeum and formica, in with the marble.  The results were tremendous!

New fixtures, sinks, tile, + Mirrors. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

AFTER | BOYS BATHROOM REMODEL

 A new white vanity with a marble slab and raised porcelain sinks replaced old wooden cabinets at an economical price.  The faucets were replaced with tall spouts from Ferguson, the perfect match for the chrome hardware.  Lineoleum floors were ripped out to make way for veined marble tiles.  Kensington Recessed Medicine Cabinets from Pottery Barn are sleek and sly with their hidden storage.  Edison Glass Sconces from Restoration Hardware are a beautiful touch of soft lighting.

Out with the old, in with the new. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | SHOWER AND TUB

Blue tile and taupe walls - just what this teenager needed to update his bathroom. Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

The tub and shower had to go!  Navy Subway tiles from Discount Tile, an excellent local resource Angelenos, are a dramatic backdrop for clear glass doors and a modern square tub.

A double sink…Yes, Please!  Read our post to see how we did it. #tile #makeover #bathroom | @D.L. Rhein

The walls were transformed with Benjamin Moore’s Whale Gray mixed with Hollandlac from Fine Paints of Europe to create a lacquered effect.   A brand new bathroom with dramatic results while keeping on a tight budget.   Now when the boys cry the blues about their bathroom, it will be with good reason.

XO,

D.L.