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Main Bathroom

1921 Pomona California Craftsman Style Bungalow - PDX, Oregon
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A Dark and Dated Bathroom Turned
Modern With Hints of Period Specific Details

Project Details

Home: 1921 Craftsman

Location: PDX, Oregon

Project: Main Bathroom

Cost: $something

A hard to believe transformation from outdated and dysfunctional to modern industrial.

In honor of this 1920s craftsman, I included marble hexagon tile, shaker style cabinetry, a barn door, and oil rubbed bronze hardware.
An outdated beige painted bathroom with mustard yellow trim. A sink blocks the doorway. A toilet is awkwardly positioned at the back of the bathroom facing the sink and door. Across from the sink is an old tub with plastic beige tile. There is little room to walk in the bathroom layout. It is also very dark even with a window and light.

A modern shower with concrete wall tile and a skinny, tall window full of plants. The shower features oil rubbed bronze hardware.

The initial bathroom plans rendered in Ikea software next to the finished product.

Before & After

The craftsman bathroom before remodel with the pedestal sink blocking the doorway and the outdated bathtub with plastic beige tile.
Photo from previous listing
The entrance into the bathroom was encumbered by a pedestal sink which offered no storage.

The door was relocated and the pedestal sink was replaced with a floating vanity featuring a double sink with deep, soft closing drawers for storage.
Photo from previous listing
The layout of the bathroom was difficult to maneuver; there was little room for undressing or even walking. There was wasted space behind the tub/next to the toilet.

A completely new layout was designed to facilitate flow and usability.
Close up finished bathroom remodel. Marble hexagon tile and concrete wall tile. A push button one piece toilet and floating vanity made of walnut.

Before & After

A side by side comparison of the bathroom entry before and after the renovation. On the right, a built in. On the left, the new barn door that replaced the built in.
Photo from previous listing
A deteriorating and damaged built-in was removed in favor of more floor space and the relocation of the door. A barn door was chosen to maximize floor space and to bring an industrial craftmanship style. The privacy glass gives a window effect in the otherwise windowless hallway.
Photo from previous listing
The barn features oil rubbed bronze hardware and lock. It has been customized to provide privacy on the sides which standard barn doors lack.

A beautiful marble hexagon tile floor w laid as an ode to the 1920s.


During the Renovation

1. Demo

Gutted the entire bathroom, including walls, window, tub, door, etc.

2. Construction

Installed a modern energy efficient window.
Installed fan for ventilation.
Plumbing work.
Constructed shower pan.
New framing for door.
New drywall.
Concrete wall and morble floor tile laid.
New floor trim.
Installed a high efficiency dual flush elongated all-in-one toilet.
Hung an ikea double sink floating vanity.

3. Staging

Painted the room and ceiling a flat black.
Installed a frameless fixed panel glass shower wall. Installed recessed light in shower and an industrial pendant light above vanity.
Hung a round mirror with black rubber frame.
Installed black oil rubbed bronze shower, vanity, and door hardware.
New outlets and switches.





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