This post describes the process of completely redoing a previously badly renovated 1930s bungalow master bath. It’s important to make renovation decisions that match the overall character of a home. A design should ideally match a historic home’s history. Opening up spaces with bright materials and added light is also a bonus. Read on for tips! Continue reading A very BRIGHT Bath Do-over
This post describes how to convert a worn out and outdated builder-grade shower and tub into a custom tile and bright practical garden tub master suite spa room. If you’ve got a 1990s master bath in need of a full makeover on a budget, read on for tips! Continue reading Shower & Garden Tub Re-do
This is the second of a two-part custom shower renovation project description. If you’d like to get all the background, then just click back to “Custom Shower Upgrade: part I“ Step FIVE: Tile Install! Finally, the actual tile work starts. This would be “step one” for a more traditional tile install tradesperson. With me, folks get the value added of a one stop shop for … Continue reading Custom Shower Upgrade: part II
This project started as a challenge to fix a 30-ish year old custom shower with some cool late 80s features like glass block wall, ‘foyer’, and wall nozzles. But, the shower also had some not so cool ‘features’ like kinda grungy and uneven floor tile and unfortunate accent stripes: But most importantly, the shower was leaking from the base. Not good. So this project started … Continue reading Custom Shower Upgrade: part I
This full bath reno was in the neat old Tarrytown hood west of downtown — just up the road from the Deep Eddy pool, the original Magnolia Cafe diner, and on a street full of repeatedly renovated 1930s homes with more character than an oscar-winning supporting actor. A three bed two bath split-level stone bungalow, its last makeover was sometime in the 1990s when bought … Continue reading Yes, GO to the Light!