UK-based Jonathan King chronicles his remodeling adventures in his blog, 47 Park Avenue. We especially like what he and his partner Michael have done with their ensuite bath/bedroom (click through to see the “ghastly” before photos).
Above: Jonathan and his partner, Michael, stripped the wallpaper, painted the walls Great White and the floors in Pitch Black, both from Farrow & Ball. The shower consists of three pieces of white quartz cut to size and mounted onto the walls and one piece of black quartz cut to size with grooves drilled into it for drainage.
Above: A small Victorian step ladder serves as bathing shelf. The bathtub is a French Double-Ended Bath (c. 1870), refinished and painted matte black.
Above: A giant wall-mounted trophy head surveys the scene.
Above: The 1970s aluminum lamp chandeliers are by Sciolari from The French House.
Above: The couple used a vintage map as a headboards.
Above: Jonathan and Michael removed a wall between a smaller bath and bedroom to create one large ensuite space.
Above: Two views of the shower during construction.
Above: The original loo, pre-construction.
Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose a bathtub or shower in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bathroom Tubs & Showers.
Frequently asked questions
What kind of bathroom was renovated in the 'Before and After: A Victorian Bath Transformed' article?
A Victorian bathroom was renovated in the article.
What changes were made to the bathroom?
The bathroom was gutted and completely transformed with new fixtures, including a custom-built vanity, a claw-foot tub, and a glass-enclosed shower.
What was the main challenge in renovating the bathroom?
The main challenge in renovating the bathroom was the limited space, which required careful planning to make the most of the available square footage.
What color scheme was used in the bathroom renovation?
The bathroom renovation used a neutral color scheme with white walls, hexagonal floor tiles, and dark accents, including the vanity and fixtures.
What is the overall style of the renovated bathroom?
The renovated bathroom has a Victorian-inspired style with modern touches, including the glass-enclosed shower and streamlined fixtures.
What is the source of the claw-foot tub used in the renovation?
The claw-foot tub used in the renovation is a vintage find that was restored and refinished.
Did the renovation include any eco-friendly features?
Yes, the renovation included eco-friendly features, such as low-flow plumbing fixtures to conserve water.
Was the renovation completed by a professional contractor or DIY?
The renovation was completed by a professional contractor.