Bathroom Renovation Before and After

| May 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

I moved into a block home in Old Greenbelt (from Takoma Park) about six months ago and am finally ready to start showing off the renovations I’m doing.  First up, the bathroom, which contained the original 1937 tub and medicine chest but a fairly new sink and vanity cabinet – which I hated.  Plus some yucky-colored tile.

So here’s the new look -  large gray tiles on the floor and tub surround, with gray walls and towels, and dark Shaker-style cabinets (Martha Stewart brand).  Plus Mistos plumbing fixtures, a Toto toilet and a new medicine cabinet and light fixture.  That’s more like it!





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Susan Harris has been writing online since 2005 - about gardening. (E.g., Garden Rant, Lawn Reform Coalition, and Behnkes Nursery.) In 2012 she started this community blog for and about her adopted hometown. She also created and curates the Greenbelt Maryland Youtube Channel and does digital promotion for several Greenbelt organizations.

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  1. Colette says:

    Hi Susan, when you put large tiles like that around the tub, do you have to take out the old tile or can you put it over them? (It’s also never occured to me it was okay to use something other than the standard 4×4 ceramic tiles.) You did this yourself? If so, how’d you cut the half-tiles? You’re giving me ideas… Thanks!

  2. Susan says:

    Colette, my contractor did the tilework, and it required removing all the old tile first. He then used a tile-cutter, a LOT. I love how he positioned the tiles so they seemed to continue across each corner. Not sure if it’s obvious in these photos but he also laid them out on the diagonal, which takes longer but I just prefer the look. It also makes the room appear smaller, and you know how tiny this bathroom is.

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