Last year when I bought my 1923 home, I knew I was going to have to gut the bathroom. While the space was actually decent at 8′ x 5′, the layout was horrible and there was no storage whatsoever.
After a year of living with this bathroom, the construction started. I took the room completely down to the studs, replacing every pipe in the house. The pipes were all original to the house, so it made it easy for my to move all of the fixtures around. The back wall was conveniently 5′ wide – perfect for a standard alcove tub.
It was very important to me to keep with the architecture of the home, so I used fixtures and tile that would have been used in the 1920′s. I used Kohler’s Bancroft tub, which is designed to reflect tubs os the 1920′s and 30′s. But this is no ordinary tub! I took it to the next level by including VibrAcoustic technology, which connects to my phone via bluetooth and uses built-in speakers to emit sound waves that envelop and gently resound the body. The tub also include’s Kohler’s heated backrest, known as Bask. The technology doesn’t stop there! I also included a bidet seat on the traditional toilet, making my bathroom quite the experience. The vanity is Kohler’s new Damask model, and features their Ceramic/Impressions countertop. For my faucetry, I chose Kohler’s Artifacts line for a timeless traditional look.
I chose two different styles for my wall tile – one inside and shower and one for the wainscot outside the shower. The tile outside is by Ann Sacks, and gives the look of a traditional wood wainscot. Inside the tub I chose to use a simple 3×6″ subway tile in a brick pattern. I am most excited about the floor tile. The marble mosaics from Elon Tile, and adds a classic yet bold pattern to the space. The shower curtain was made custom on Etsy from Pamper Your Style. The wall color is Old Navy by Benjamin Moore.
What do you think of the space? What’s your favorite element?
Special thanks to Q.C. Construction and DelVecchio Plumbing & Heating for an amazing transformation.