BROOKSIDE OAK PART I: GUEST BATHROOM RENOVATION COMPLETE! January 14, 2016 This Brookside Oak project started out as a Master Bathroom renovation & quickly expanded to include the Guest Bathroom as well! To keep costs low, the major finishes were duplicated for both bathrooms (flooring, toilets, paint color, hardware, countertops & faucets) with small customizations added as needed for each space. The Befores: Here’s what we did: Nothing changed layout-wise in this space. The original cabinetry was in excellent condition in both bathrooms so I had each vanity refinished with a charcoal hued paint to create a modern, classic look. She fell in love with the bone & brass hardware that I selected for my bathroom renovation so we used it here as well which created a thoughtfully layered look–nothing here reeks of “cookie cutter upgrades”. The real stunner, however, is the custom butcher block countertop!! *sighs* There are no pictures alive that can do it justice and while I’m taking credit for the concept, the beautiful fabrication & finish is solely due to my out-of-this-world carpenter. I’m lucky to have a team of some of THE BEST & MOST DETAILED craftsmen and in this case, he knocked it out of the park. Layer by layer, this thing was conditioned, stained, sanded & buffed (3x!) by hand and you can TELL when you see it in person. The cuts/finishing for the Kohler undermount sink is one of my favorite parts of this project….because it was done to perfection. And while “cutting a hole for a sink” may not sounds like a big deal here’s the thing: when you’re doing ANY custom fabrication, every.bit.matters. It’s definitely a measure twice, cut once kinda thing. Every part needs to be templated & cut by hand and when you run your fingers across this sink opening?? BABAYYYYYYYYYYYY (Whitney Houston voice)!!!! It’s seriously like butter. I’d bet my life that they are THEE smoothest & silkiest butcher block countertops you’ll ever set eyes (or hands) on. While I was dyyyyyyyyying to add wallpaper to both of these bathrooms for texture, the clients were not fans of wallcovering and since adequate lighting for makeup application was a must, the color palette stayed light to keep the bathroom bright & airy. Custom floor to ceiling lined shower curtain. Vintage-style crystal door hardware. Skirted toilet (I’m obsessed with these!). That beautiful, perfect sink opening….. Brick lay subway tile to the ceiling + charcoal grout (always makes a huge difference!) So as you can see, even changing a few things in this bathroom made a HUGE difference. Wallcoverings provide an added layer but even without their addition, this bathroom stands on it own due to the finish choices. As I like to say, spend once, spend right. Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related 14 Comments on BROOKSIDE OAK PART I: GUEST BATHROOM RENOVATION COMPLETE! Rashon Carraway January 14, 2016 at 6:29 am (1 year ago) That wall paper would have sung just like a canary, but this space is gorgeous! Dayka you did that!! Reply DaykaRobinson January 14, 2016 at 12:12 pm (1 year ago) Can you imagine???? Grasscloth or a modern pattern!! This happens a lot with clients though, they love it but aren’t sure about it for THEIR space (but then see it on Pinterest & love it again, lol!). Still, I’m happy. Light, bright & beautiful. Thank you! Xo, D Reply Shavonda@SGStyle January 14, 2016 at 11:32 am (1 year ago) Yesssssss Dayka!! So fantastic. I love that you went with wood counters here. Also really live a skirted toilet. Also that chandy is fantastic. Such a great update sweets. Reply DaykaRobinson January 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm (1 year ago) Shavonda: Truly, skirted toilets are EVVVVVVERYTHING!!! I will never buy another regular one again! Thanks, doll! Xo, D Reply Tiffini January 14, 2016 at 12:28 pm (1 year ago) All I can say is ahhhhhhhhh! Fantastic job! Reply DaykaRobinson January 14, 2016 at 12:31 pm (1 year ago) Thank you, Tiffini! Small changes with huge results! Xo, D Reply Nikki White January 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm (1 year ago) Yes to a skirted toilet! Always. Such a smart update to this space with the cabinet color, counter tops and faucets. Loving these custom shower curtains, which is something we never do here in Miami! Reply DaykaRobinson January 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm (1 year ago) There is such a huge difference in the look (custom shower curtain)! You’ll have to tell me what you think when you have a project (or client!) that allows for it. Thanks for the kind words!! Xo, D Reply Tiffany March 25, 2016 at 9:53 am (1 year ago) That subway tile is EVERYTHING! I keep saying that I don’t want to spend money on bathroom renovations (as we’re on our first house). I know that a bathroom upgrade can easily cost upwards of $20K and that’s not in the budget. But you have me so tempted to think about just doing wallpaper and the subway tile for impact! Just gorgeous! Reply DaykaRobinson March 29, 2016 at 9:57 pm (1 year ago) Tiffany: Thank you!! Reply Lyssa October 1, 2016 at 8:53 pm (9 months ago) Love this- missed this one! Every bit of this I love! Was a lot saved with retaining the cabinetry? Reply DaykaRobinson November 9, 2016 at 9:34 pm (8 months ago) Yes, a ton! Cabinetry can eat up a big chunk of the budget, especially when you factor in custom finishing and hardware (which can get incredibly expensive)! If you have cabinets that are structurally sound and have a good, modern line, I say keep them! Reply lera November 21, 2016 at 11:19 pm (7 months ago) Love this! I know the curtains were custom – but where did you find the fabric? Reply DaykaRobinson November 22, 2016 at 12:00 am (7 months ago) Lewis & Sheron! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment *Name* Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.