From Engineering on January 19, 2010 in Bathroom Remodel
Out with the old, in with the new. That was the idea behind Lee and Matt Zelinas bathroom makeover. For just under $10,000, the Whitehouse, Ohio couple ditched the outdated fixtures in their guest bathroom and added new his and her sinks, a modern bath-shower combo, a new toilet and stylish floor tiles. Color goes a long way toward an inexpensive remodel. A modern splash of bold red on just one wall and sleek, black cabinetry highlighted with chrome fixtures gives the new bath a sophisticated, slightly masculine style without breaking the bank. The overall look was the inspiration of interior designer Michele Rose, whose handiwork was featured in a Winter 2009 article by Better Homes & Gardens. The kitchen she designed for the Zelinas was also featured. To get todays upscale bathrooms, its easy to spend tens of thousands on a redo, but projects like these show that you dont have to re-gut a bathroom to achieve an impressive look. More and more, designers are focusing on simply ditching anything ugly, spending the bucks where its absolutely necessary, finding quality fixtures at affordable prices in lieu of wallet-busting top-of-the-line pieces, and using style rather than dollars to complete the look, including color and accessories.