The client’s home was
built in 1923, and they wanted to restore their main bath to the style
and quality of the rest of the house that had been restored by Artistic
Renovations in a previous project. One of the parameters was to work
within a budget of $12,000. To do this, they kept the original tub and
shower and re-worked the faucets, spout and drain, keeping the
historical look, but using more functional new materials. They use some
existing trim and manufactured the rest, as well as two interior doors,
on site to match. Wainscoting was used to give the bath the old feel,
replacing the heavy tile look the owners were trying to get away from.
The major obstacle was the need to enlarge the bathroom to accommodate
two sinks and a linen cabinet, so they opened up the bathroom into a
vestibule where the linen closets were previously located.