Remodeling Case Studies Bathroom

Industrial Chic Baltimore Condo Bathroom Remodel

The McGinnis' newly purchased condo had a spacious feel with beautiful natural light, everywhere except the master bath. While the bathroom had a large footprint, it felt cramped with a separate bathtub and shower, as well as a dividing half-wall that blocked natural light. Being in a condo, the McGinnis' needed a master bath that utilized all of the available space while matching the industrial chic aesthetic in the rest of their home.

Having been impressed with a project Brothers completed at their previous home, the McGinnis' decided to hire Brothers again for multiple projects in their new condo. They knew Brothers' process and were excited to work with the professional designers to envision the space, trusting Brothers' master tradespeople to build their dream bathroom.

 

BEFORE: Original Bathroom

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Project Hurdles

  • Crowded layout
    The double vanity faced a large built-in tub, which made the bathroom feel narrow. The toilet was also behind a half wall that felt bulky and sectioned off the bathroom, making it feel smaller.

  • Unneeded Tub and Small Shower
    The homeowners didn’t use the built-in tub, which was taking up lots of space. It also didn’t leave much room for a shower or storage, so the separate shower was small with a square layout in the corner.

  • Limited storage
    There was no linen closet and the under-cabinet storage didn’t leave much room for extra towels or other bathroom essentials like toilet papers.

  • Outdated Lighting
    The lighting was low light and builder grade. Plus, it did not match the homeowners’ aesthetic.

  • Builder Grade Cabinets and Countertops
    The builder grade cabinets did not offer the amount of storage that the homeowners needed. The countertop was lower quality, and the sink was basic. Again, these items did not match the homeowners’ industrial chic aesthetic.

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AFTER: Remodeled Bathroom

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Solutions 

  • Opening up the closet wall
    There was a large walk-through closet between the bedroom and bathroom, so opening up the wall and continuing the cabinetry through the old closet made the narrow bathroom feel much more spacious.

  • New layout
    The homeowners didn’t need a bathtub, so the small corner shower was moved where the bathtub had been. This allowed for a much larger shower space and a glass door that makes the area feel larger.

  • Added floor to ceiling cabinetry
    In place of the old shower, they added floor to ceiling cabinetry for linens and other bathroom essentials. Additionally, an entire block of specialty cabinetry as added in the previously unused closet space that was opened up in this new layout.

  • Modern lights and lit mirrors
    The new recessed lighting and task lighting above and even in the mirrors brightens the space, but also makes it feel more modern.

  • Sleek cabinets and hardware
    The flat front cabinets and streamlined handles make the space feel cleaner and fits into the industrial chic aesthetic. The color palate in greys and light browns like “driftwood” evoke the feeling of being close to the harbor.

Bathroom: Get the Look

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