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For Eva Van Someren (@VanSomeren_Home), her household’s Nineteen Fifties hallway lavatory felt extra like a dimly lit cave than a spot for pampering.
The toilet, untouched for the reason that ranch-style dwelling was inbuilt 1957, wanted a variety of love. “This lavatory felt actually soiled, darkish, and dingy,” explains Eva. “Let’s simply say you wouldn’t have needed to take a shower in that bath!”
The images of the toilet do it extra justice than seeing it in particular person, jokes Eva. The dim lighting solid darkish corners over the area, making it really feel small and unwelcoming. It was the other of what Eva and her husband, James, needed for the hallway lavatory that they hoped would finally be utilized by future kids.
“We needed a light-weight, recent, and clear area for them to wash earlier than mattress or prepare for the day,” Eva says. She and James tackled the toilet renovation with the assistance of James’ father, Terry, and brother, Nick, who’re each tradesmen. The challenge took a month and a half, and the couple renovated it fully earlier than shifting into the house.
Through the challenge, one of many household’s most impressed concepts was to open up the soffit above the bathe and towel hooks. “It makes the area really feel a lot bigger — I’m so glad my husband thought to try this,” Eva says.
Vibrant white paint and trendy white subway tiling make the toilet really feel mild, vibrant, and welcoming. Eva’s solely minor remorse was the hexagon tiles on the ground. “The one we picked feels a bit of low cost,” she says, however it’s going to maintain up nicely within the high-traffic area.
Although they ready for the sudden, every part “went as deliberate and we didn’t encounter any points,” Eva says. Actually, they even had luck on their aspect. They discovered a superbly sized classic dresser at a resale store and reworked it into the toilet’s vainness with a ceramic vessel sink — including a refined classic really feel to the area.
A enjoyable, playful aspect comes from the intense, graphic bathe curtain with a cat peeking out of it. This pop of colour provides a contact of caprice to the in any other case serene lavatory.
The challenge price near $4,000 to finish. Taking the toilet from darkish and dingy to vibrant and large open, the Van Somerens now have room to develop of their new dwelling.