Before & After: How an 80s-style Bathroom Became A Show-stopper!

created at: 07/11/2011

Ahhh, the 80s: the decade where style went to die.  Also, the decade when this bathroom was first imagined, complete with a pastel pink, blue, and white color scheme.  Hold on to this image for a moment before you check out the “After” of this unbelievable makeover, because really, it’s pretty unbelievable.  Okay.  Ready?  Go!  

created at: 07/11/2011

Michelle Carangi, the blogger and designer behind Holley & Gill, spent the summer of 2010 deep in the throes of a bathroom renovation.   Continue Reading

5 Oh-So-Orange Bathrooms

Are you chrysophobic? If so, you may want to turn away because this post will give you a case of the yips something fierce. What IS chrysophobia? Take a look at these pictures and take a guess. 


Orange has never been so minimal as it is in this bathroom.

created at: 05/19/2011

The the tile choice in this example helps bridge a gap between modern and traditional. 


An addition of flowers, fish and pencils makes this a darling children’s bathroom. Continue Reading

My New Kitchen Floor-A Houndstooth Commitment

created at: 10/28/2010

Would you, could you commit to a houndstooth tile kitchen floor? Stephanie (remember the bent utensil mug holder) says she could commit in a minute to the houndstooth floor tiles. Available through Bisazzo Mosaico, and only $77.00 per square foot, you better be committed! Only comes in red and white, but click here to see more simply stunning tile designs.

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Brizo Talked Me Into a Powder Room Makeover

created at: 09/16/2010

This is what I have now, it’s the BEFORE.

I’ve posted about other people’s powder room re-dos, but now it’s my turn. When I first did this powder room, I truly believed I would NEVER want to change it. The soft gray walls, black and white photos, white pedestal sink and toilet, hardwood floors and the then-so-chic shiny brass fixtures. For me, contemplating a makeover is serious business. I’ve been deliberating about this for the past year. Continue Reading

Bathroom Facelift on a Budget

Bathroom needs a makeover but the budget is tight? The gentlefolk at Bath Fitter sent along these eight tips to give your bathroom a facelift in a tough economy.   

  1. Deep Clean – Start off your bathroom project with a nice deep clean, and sort the things that you need and throw away the stuff that you don’t use. You can find great clear plastic boxes, bins, drawer dividers and clear cosmetic bags to hide your things out of sight.  
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A toilet made out of poop.


Cast your eyes upon Virginia Gardiner’s LooWatt,  a toilet made out of poop. The waterless toilet collects solid waste which is deposited into a container lined with ‘a carbon impregnated biodegradable film’ made of starch. When the container is full, the poop is harvested from the toilet and taken to an anaerobic digester (a poop eater) that captures the resultant methane gas which then can be used as a fuel source. That, ladies and gentlemen, is TRUE waste management. Continue Reading

Bathroom Makeovers: Clean and Classic

created at: 2009-09-10

Photo Image: Kevin Oreck Architect, Inc.

This winter may be the winter of remodeling two full upstairs bathrooms. I figure I’ll learn with the first one and be an expert by the time I’m ready for the master bath. Cococozy has compiled a wonderfully classic and modern collection of bathroom ideas to consider. Mr. Tall requires a higher sink so I’m wondering if two sinks of different heights would be all wrong. created at: 2009-09-10

Photo Image: Coco of Cococozy

Fabulous tile floor! Continue Reading

How To Lay a Perfect Bead of Caulk

created at: 2009-04-24

If you have one drop of DIY blood running through your veins, you know that ignoring bad caulking can cost you time and money. If you notice the caulking around your tub shrinking and gappy with a hint of mold or mildew, don’t procrastinate. The biggest pain is cleaning out all of the old caulk,

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but laying the new bead of caulk is the fun part. Not only are you taking care of a needed repair, but you’re also going to get almost instant gratification with a beautiful, fresh, waterproof seal. Continue Reading

The $20 (Temporary) Bathroom Makeover

created on: 07/08/08
I’m going to come right out and say it. I HATE our bathroom with a
fiery passion. After living with it for a year-and-a-bit I decided that
something had to be done.  Now my first choice would have been to rip
it out, burn the pieces and salt the earth, cursing all the while.
Trouble is this is a rental, and the agency might have a problem with

Here’s the before and after shots:

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Note the ill advised blue paint on the 70’s medicine cabinet doors and the 40 million miles of impossible-to-clean floor grout. Continue Reading