bathroom remodel

MOROCCAN BATHROOM

MOROCCAN BATHROOM 150 150 admin

“In Morocco, it’s possible to see the Atlantic and Mediterranean at the same time.”
– Tahar Ben Jelloun

Moroccan Bathroom Remodel | D.L. RHEIN

Bathrooms really are “rest” rooms.  A place to wash away the day or prepare for upcoming events, and should be soothing to the body and soul.  We couldn’t wait to remodel this shared bathroom for the teenagers of the house as they enter the next stage of life.  Sporting events and social functions galore, we wanted to give them a beautiful space now that toys and bubble gum toothpaste are a thing of the past.  Filled with sunshine and beachy tones, this bathroom is something to behold… read more

GILDING THE LILY

GILDING THE LILY 150 150 admin

“People’s lives are expressed in the little details…the soap in the bathroom, the flowers in the garden, the books on the bedside table.” – Charlotte Moss

BEFORE | POWDER ROOM

BEFORE | GUEST BATHROOM

This complete home remodel was so much fun as we started with the entry and worked our way back, room by room.  This allowed for the home owners to enjoy a brand new abode from the minute they step through their front door.  With only one guest bathroom, they were ready to take the plunge and turn the old into a stunning powder room for everyone to enjoy.  Not one inch of this room stayed… let the transformation begin!  read more

MIRROR IMAGE

MIRROR IMAGE 150 150 admin

“When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he’s doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.” – Erma Bombeck

BEFORE | BATHROOM SINK

BEFORE | BOY’S BATHROOM

Many of my friends are at a stage where the kids have gone from child to young adult in the blink of an eye.   Creativity blossoms, voices deepen, and they are more up to speed on the state of the world than we are most of the time.  This family is blessed with two gorgeous young men that are fraternal twins.  How perfect that this bathroom connects their rooms!  With different tastes and personas, we wanted to remodel their bathroom into something that was modern and tranquil.  Busy bees with multiple talents, their new “restroom” is a place to unwind after days filled with school and activities that will carry them into college.  read more

DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART IV

DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART IV 150 150 admin

“You remember some bedrooms you have slept in.  There are bedrooms you like to remember and others and others you would like to forget.” – Carl Sandburg

BEFORE | MASTER BEDROOM

BEFORE | MASTER BEDROOM

After completing the living and dining rooms, the kitchen, and guest room and bath, we come to the denouement of this transformative makeover of a glorious abode.  The pivotal change was made by making the entire apartment cohesive with dark floors and crisp white paint throughout.   New crown moulding further elevates the space.  read more

DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART III

DUPLICITOUS DUPLEX – PART III 150 150 admin

“Every house where love abides and friendship is a guest, is surely home; and home, sweet home for there the heart can rest.” – Henry Van Dyke

BEFORE | GUEST BATH

 BEFORE | GUEST BATH

Upon completing Part One and Part Two of this palatial duplex, it was time to get cracking on the bedrooms and baths.  This highly trafficked  bathroom had seen better days and we couldn’t wait to dig in while keeping it affordable.  It was time to say goodbye to the old, and welcome all the new accoutrements for a modern bathroom that would please its guests as well as the home dwellers.

AFTER | GUEST BATH REMODEL #dlrhein #bathremodel

AFTER | GUEST BATH ROOM

We began by turning the walls into one solid surface and painting them white to help elongate the small room.  The shelf running along the entire backside was a continuation of the sink in desperate need of updating.   Small penny tiles had become very dingy over time.  Ceramic diamond and octagons from Home Depot replaced the old and were filled in with a taupe grout to match the vanity.  Big bang for the buck at less than $7 per square foot!

BEFORE | GUEST BATH

 BEFORE | GUEST BATH ROOM

Bye bye incohesive components and motel shower….

AFTER | GUEST BATH REMODEL #dlrhein #bath remodel #marthastewart for home depot

HELLOOOOO , clean lines, functional space and magnificent marble!  This Martha Stewart vanity is one of my favorite go to’s for bathroom cabinets that house a sink.  It comes in white and beautifully holds whatever shade of Benjamin Moore we choose to repaint it in.

BEFORE | GUEST BATH SHOWER REMODEL #dlrhein #bathremodel

 BEFORE | SHOWER

This shower was so tiny, it’s hard to believe anyone ever relaxed in here, let alone washed that grey right out of their hair!

AFTER | GUEST BATH SHOWER REMODEL #dlrhein #marble #shower

 AFTER | SHOWER

Eureka!  The bathroom gods have worked their magic yet again!  By knocking out the alcove sides around the old stall, the new shower more than doubled its size.  Glass doors allow for the stunning marble to be seen at all times as well as futhering the illusion of a larger space overall.  Modern shiny nickel handles add a touch of Hollywood glam and pick up the gold tones in the marble’s wondrous veins.  A bench seat offers a place to relax and take in the steam or shave your legs without toppling over!

BEFORE | BEDROOM

 BEFORE | BEDROOM

Let the bedrooms begin!  In keeping with the rest of the home, we sanded and restained the existing blonde hardwoods making them look as though they had just been laid.

AFTER | BEDROOM REMODEL #dlrhein #bedroomremodel #woodfloors

AFTER | BEDROOM

Back to our perfect harmony of ebony and ivory!  With a monochromatic template, anything is possible.  Neutral bases are the perfect canvas to add color and excitement.  Oh, how we would love to dress this room!   The master bath and bedroom are a miraculous transformation, stay tuned for the final installment of this duplicitous duplex!
XO,
D.L.