Clients bought a home in the popular #riverdale neighborhood in #cornwallontario and one of the first things on their list was gutting the basement bathroom because it was.. well… pretty fugly and dirty. Dated, tired, used up, sketchy carpet, with malfunctioning toilet were all words to describe this vintage ’50’s basement powder room. The other glaring issue was the door to the bathroom opened up directly into the family room..brrr #bad idea!
What I initially thought were vintage retro ceramic tiles, which to be honest got me a little excited, turned out to be plastic tiles! Ah yes the 50’s – the era of plastic everything haha. Armed with a wish list for a new and larger bathroom with a shower, I set out to recreate this bathroom to give them all the modern luxury amenities for today’s living. They also have 2 large dogs and my thought was also a place large enough to wash the fur-legged creatures (pun!)
As avid sports and outdoor enthusiasts I knew I wanted to bring that outdoor ‘green’ into the bathroom. Behold the vibrant teal shower tiles. These tiles are soooo nice in person and to the touch. They have a slight artisanal quality to them that gives them an organic aesthetic. Perfect for ‘natural’ tendencies. The black vanity and custom corner shelves became the perfect foil to the green and complemented their modern, young and energetic vibe. The black finish will also stand up a bit better to daily bumps and 2 dogs – especially at bath time.
Heated floors ensure toasty toes (and paws) all year round and a comfortable exit from the shower.
Get an inside look at the behind-the-scenes work to make this fabulous #modernbathroom and the BEFORE & AFTER here.
“Can’t even tell you how happy we are with the bathroom, it’s night and day to what it was before 😅”
—Katherine & Ryan / Cornwall, Ont.