It’s finally here! After a month of work, too many surprises, and many many late nights, I am finally able to begin revealing the spaces we tackled during Phase II of the Linden Project. Today we start with the Linden Bathroom! If you want to read about our initial plans and the demo process, catch up HERE and HERE.
Before diving deep into the reveal of the bathroom, I want first to thank the fantastic crew that put in the work throughout the project. The team was on-site early and left very late each day for weeks to get us to the finish line on time. In fact, they handed us the space early! A special thank you to Jeff Mena and his crew Juan, Matthew, Eric, Donovan and Junior for their commitment to our project!
When we first introduced you to the Linden bathroom, it was not a space that was very welcoming. It’s small footprint meant that very little could fit in the room as far as storage and the finishes were very old and dated. The Pepto-Bismol pink tiles and drab grey floors didn’t encourage anyone to linger.
Our goal was to transform the 5ft by 7ft room into a bright, stylish, and spa-like oasis, where the Janniere family could get ready each day. However, to get to that point … well, it took a lot of work.
It was clear on our first day of demolition that it was going to be a difficult job. The plumbing in the bathroom was ancient, and there were leaks everywhere. The walls had considerable damage, and so much of it had to be removed that I worried we wouldn’t have very much to work with left. (Picture me quietly and desperately breathing into a bag in the corner).
The crew immediately got to work and came up with a plan to build the room back up piece by piece. We addressed the concerns we encountered with the plumbing and moved on to patch walls and smooth out the areas that were in rough shape as we prepared for tiling.
Unlike ceramic tiles, marble ones require a delicate touch and a lot more patience, and this is where Juan (our tile/everything bathroom-related Maestro) shines. He meticulously worked for days to cut, line up, and install each tile in this cozy room. Amazing!
This part of the renovation took the longest as very little else could be done in the space until the floor was laid down, but the wait was totally worth it!
Once the walls and floor were completed, and the hardware installed, the rest of the furniture was added. We worked with every available inch to maximize the storage in this space. A larger vanity was added with doors (and fancy knobs!) to hide away any messes as well as this etagere to add more storage to the area above the toilet, which was updated to a new one that is now chair height and has an elongated seat (The details matter!).
LOOK AT THIS AFTER!
When I design a space, I can see the finished room in my mind and on my plans, but there is always a small doubt that creeps in and doesn’t go away until the project is executed. I was excited to see that the bathroom turned out exactly as I envisioned it. I am happy with this room, and I think it set the tone for the rest of the space – clean, bright, and fabulous!
Do you love the bathroom design as much as we do? Leave a comment below; we would love to hear what you think.
Again, thank you to our crew and the partners who helped make this transformation possible. If you donated to our campaign, we would especially like to thank you for helping to make this project extra special.
Until next time!