The renovation at the Linden Project continues, and this week we are starting with Phase II (To learn more about our project and what we have planned for the home – Visit HERE!). This phase will include the renovation of the bathroom, the kitchen, and the living area at the Janniere home. To kick things off, I’d like to introduce you to the Linden Bathroom.
This bathroom is compact, and its 5ft by 7ft size is pretty typical of bathrooms in older buildings in New York City. The square pink tiles, small medicine cabinet, and outdated light fixture add to the sense of claustrophobia that sometimes arises when in this space. Our goal is to eliminate that and to brighten this room as much as possible while improving its function.
When we first walked through the space over six months ago, we created an initial design plan that included lots of matte black, white, and a walnut color vanity as the accent piece. Over time our plan has evolved, but the theme has stayed the same. Due to the sheer volume of materials required for this renovation, we opted to make some budget-friendly changes that still add function and style but do not break the bank.
The bathroom in this apartment doesn’t have a window and so to lighten the space, we are going to swap out the current wall tiles and replace them with these Chevron Mosaic tiles in white. We will carry the pattern throughout the room except for the broadest wall above the tub. On this wall, as well as on the floor, we are using this beautiful Midnight Penny round tile in black. See our inspiration below.
The bathroom has a soffit (you can almost see it below) that juts out above the sink area and on one side of the tub/shower. We couldn’t remove this or swap out the tub for a walk-in shower; however, by taking the tiles up the wall in this area, we feel that it will really help to visually highlight the tall ceilings in this room.
This room lacks some serious storage. The current medicine cabinet is the only place where the family can store a small number of items. We are replacing this cabinet with a taller option and adding a larger vanity with plenty of storage underneath. Additionally, updating the light fixture is also a priority, and we have chosen the Canarm Griffin light for its beautiful color and sleek design. All of the hardware pieces are also receiving a refresh as we have picked the articles below for the sink, tub/shower as well as some additional hardware.
We are so excited to get started on this space and to take you through the renovation process. If you want to see what we are up to, remember to follow along on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates (#LPILindenProject & #LPIGivesBack).
The Mood Board