Small bath: To remodel or not to remodel?

Forgive me, I am still learning how best to set up some of this so that we all can exchange and share thoughts and photos. For now, I’m going to repost both “Chicago Gardener’s” query about bathroom remodeling and the answer and photo provided by Susan Fredman, owner of Susan Fredman Design Group (www.susanfredman.com). Thanks, Susan, for coming to the rescue.

Chime in with your ideas too! The more the merrier.

Chicago Gardener asked:
Is it better to update a bathroom, or will that just make it look like it needs updating in a few years if I try to sell? When I’m pondering my guest bathroom (full of unmatched tile, in a 1920s building) is it better to try to keep with with the latest styles in bathrooms or go classic but dull? 

 

 

Susan Fredman Design Group photo

Susan Fredman Design Group photo

Interior designer Susan Fredman’s reply:
Updating a kitchen or bath is the best investment you can make for your home. Many new and potential buyers may not feel up to the challenge of a bathroom renovation on top of moving and other home purchasing stresses. I am a true believer of having respect for the architecture of your 1920’s building. Classic and dull don’t necessarily have to be used in the same sentence. You can still keep up with latest trends with technology but with a classic design approach. Most importantly your bathroom should be a reflection of your personal style. If you have a contemporary aesthetic then perhaps the detailing takes cues from the 1920’s style but is more clean-lined. If you are more traditional then staying true to classic tile patterns and materials is another great option. Here’s the good news…you can have the best of both worlds!

And here’s another small bathroom remodel we saw and liked — for its simplicity and not-too-trendy touches. “Chicago Gardener,” this route should do you!

~ Elaine Matsushita 

 

 

 

Another example of a small bathroom renovation (this one done by Mark Daniels Kitch and Bathroom Remodeling in Virginia): a new toilet and pedestal sink, paint and new tile floor. Voila! (Mark Daniels photo)

Another example of a small bathroom renovation (this one done by Mark Daniels Kitch and Bathroom Remodeling in Virginia): a new toilet and pedestal sink, paint and new tile floor. Voila! (Mark Daniels photo)

 

 

 

 

 

7 responses to “Small bath: To remodel or not to remodel?

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  3. Emma Harrison

    Hi
    I have a really small bathroom and would love for it to be re designed somehow.

  4. Becky

    i love the gray bathroom with the tall sink. my bathroom is the same layout. im going to remodel it this winter and its going to look something like this.

  5. Hey. Nice website. I enjoyed your posts. Keep it up.

  6. Thanks Elaine for using a picture from one of my jobs. Here are links to my websites for other bathroom remodeling ideas. Mark Daniels

    http://www.showershampooshelf-recessedtileniche-soapdishholder.com/

    http://www.danielskitchenbath.com

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