Before & After - Youthful Bathroom

**This bathroom was published in This Old House in September 2018. Link available here. All after photos taken by Bethany Nauert.

This bathroom was completed during an entire home renovation project that I'll share later but I wanted to talk about how with a little bit of proper space planning, you can take a dated and dysfunctional bathroom and make it a showstopper. Before the renovation, the bathroom was a sea of yellow - yellow tub (7 ft!), yellow tile, yellow linoleum, and yellow paint - it was nothing if not consistent.

Before: So. Much. Yellow.
Before: Old school sliding glass shower door, making the shower a very dark space

However, the bigger issue was that the floorplan made no sense for our modern practices. First, the house is located in LA which has been in a drought for years and there was no way anyone would ever fill up a 7-foot tub. Second, the shower was too small and enclosed on all sides unnecessarily. And lastly, the single vanity was precarious left alone on a wall with no connection to the rest of the room with a very large open usable space. So the first thing we focused on was changing the layout: 


AFTER: Double vanity and additional storage.

Adding in a fun color on the cabinetry and upgraded fixtures and tile, the bathroom is welcoming and age appropriate. This bathroom makes me happy just looking at it.

After: A refreshing and fun space!
After: All glass shower and beautiful light tiling that lets more light in and makes the space feel bigger.
Mini-hexagon tile is fun but simple

As a bonus, here is the fun and simple revamp we did for the daughter's bedroom that will be able to transition with her as she grows.

Before: Dull and uninteresting
After: Fun and Imaginative!

With the new renovations throughout the entire house, the homeowner can grow with her home again, and experience it in a whole new way!

Hope you enjoyed the before and after of this fantastic space!

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