From Brittany on September 15th, 2011 in Bathroom Remodel
We love before and afters. So do you, right? What’s not to love about seeing a room that needs improvement, then watching it transform into a beautiful modernized space? Oh, the beauty of a thing improved.
Take a look at this bathroom recently remodeled by XP & Architecture. Earlier this year, they took a 5×5-foot bathroom and recreated it to show new beauty and the impression of spaciousness. We recently talked about small bathroom renovations, how certain tweaks here and there give the room an entirely new vibe, purpose and manageability.
XP & Architecture knew just what to do with this bathroom in Mar Vista, California.
Check out the before picture:
Architect Judith K. Mussel helped this bathroom connect to the outside world with new windows, white mixed with natural woods, and clear and streamlined materials within the space. Mussel describes the project as an effort to create a fresh, energizing bathroom, to be able to shower in nature with the comfort of a modern environment. Essentially, the experience of taking a rain shower—without having to shower publicly outside.
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Details that were changed include a new floor-to-ceiling window to replace the glass block. Where a diffused light came into the bathroom before, now the space can be infused with a more direct and natural light.
Outside, the scouring-rush horsetail planted provides a sort of screen for privacy. Additional privacy was added while the greenery grew in with an all-weather shade mounted on the outside of the window, which screens the glass without obstructing light.
The white walls and appliances create a calm palate that reflects natural light and creates a continued feeling of natural calm. The large window works with the white to create the illusion of a space larger than it actually is. This gives the bathroom a natural spa-like feel in a small space.
While white tile is a nice and clean look, the tiling was replaced with a smoother look overall. All of the fixtures, imported from the elite Dornbracht company in Germany, are installed directly into the walls. The fixtures are low-flow and use less water than their American counterparts. Even the toilet is cantilevered from the wall, with the water tank hidden inside.
What a beautiful—and hopeful—before and after. Small bathrooms can become a spa haven that offers peace and efficiency without taking up more square footage than necessary.
Via LA Times