Bathroom Reveal

We’re pretty sure “before and after” pictures are everybody’s favorite and we’re excited to share a few. The more dramatic the change the better, right?


Design: Melanie By Design


These two bathrooms are in the same home but were needing a major update. The owners have an upbeat, modern style and now these two spaces reflect that! Here are a couple before pictures to see where we started. The first bathroom is shared by the kids in the family and the second smaller bathroom is off the master bedroom.


Bathroom Renovation: Before


Bathroom Renovation: Before


Now for the after shots! Gone is the beach themed decor, the dingy floor tile, dated vanity, etc. We went classic, bright and fun! Now it’s timeless and with neutral finishes you can switch out art, towels and accessories at a whim to bring in whatever colors you please!



We designed a custom vanity with space for two sinks, ideal for a shared space.  The bottom shelves have room for extra towels and keeps the unit from looking too visually heavy. The  solid surface counter is a few inches thicker then standard, a small detail that gives it a contemporary feel.  And can we talk about the hardware? Simple and modern but the aged brass finish just pops against the bright white.





The art on the wall is a beautiful abstract piece from a local artist, Mary Zeran. It adds color and pattern to a mostly white space and  provides an easy way to pull accent colors into the room with towels and accessories.  It’s also coated in a clear acrylic which makes it practical for a damp space!



The tub is wrapped in subway tile and the the grey grout helps the pattern stand out.  We were able to keep the original tub and just added glass doors to make the room feel more open and bright! The addition of a niche in the wall gives you handy spot for toiletries. it’s amazing what new finishes can do for a space!

Penny tile is so timeless and classic! It’s easy to clean and is great in a bathroom as all the exposed grout makes it slip resistant. Pretty and practical!


In this little nook we removed the doors and installed floating wood shelves which bring a little warmth to the space.




The master bathroom in this house is actually pretty small but we packed lots of style and function into it! Here’s what is looked like before we got our hands on it.


Bathroom Renovation: Before


Bathroom Renovation: Before


It’s so different now! The footprint didn’t change at all, but visually it feels so much larger. Here we have a frame-less mirror that goes from counter to ceiling with the lighting mounted directly on top. This little trick visually doubles the space!



Keeping the finishes the same in both bathrooms gives a cohesive feeling to the home.  We used similar but different light fixtures in each room to keep it unique.  These sconces are beautiful!



These pictures give you a sense of just how tiny the room is.





We hope you enjoyed this reveal! Keep an eye out for a post coming with tips for mixing metals and a few ideas for styling small spaces! Thanks to Elena from Dust Studios for the photography!