Valerie and Alan’s bathroom remodel

Posted on Fri, 13 Aug 2010 by KiM

Valerie wrote us the other day to show off her remodeled bathroom and I had to share it on the blog because we LOVE a good remodel here on DTI. Here are the details:

Our current home is a loft in Midtown Atlanta and while it is a different type of home than most of your readers post about but it fits our style. Recently we completely renovated our bathroom. We only have one bathroom in our 2 bedroom loft, so making it as comfortable and functional as possible was extremely important, all while keeping in line with the way we have renovated every other part of the home. We did the entire project ourselves, except for installing the tub (living in a high rise building means plumbing mistakes can be huge!). We tore it down to the studs and the original concrete floor and brought it back in an industrial but modern and polished way that fits with the rest of our home. This included chipping away the tiny tiles that covered the floor and building a concrete step to accommodate plumbing that can’t go under your subflooring when your floor is concrete.

Valerie also sent along a couple before photos that show the bland space as it was, but unfortunately she does not have any photos of details to show the terrible workmanship from a very unknowledgeable do-it-yourselfer.

I am in awe that Valerie and Alan did all this work themselves. The mosaic tiles are a gorgeous touch, and the colour scheme is perfectly bathroom-y and fresh. Check it out below. (More information on their remodel can be found on their blog. Great job guys! Thanks for sharing with us!)

Sources: sink – Ikea; faucets, mirror – Home Depot; stool – HomeGoods; towels, bathmat, shower curtain – CB2; soap dispensers – Bed, Bath and Beyond; paint: grey – Valspar’s Bay Waves; blue – Behr’s Wishing Well

P.S. Stay tuned for another reader’s renovation later today…it’s INSANE!

Donna says:

Really really like that painted blue stripe down the wall. Talk about pop of color.

mon says:

it's nice, love the blue tone used in strips and details, but i always hated mosaics – for me it would look better without it. but i totally adore the floor, gosh, i want that! 🙂

Morella says:

wow!! 🙂

Valerie says:

Thanks for all the feedback! Nina the towel rack is from CB2, they still carry it!

Nina says:

Thank you for the info Valerie!

KA says:

I love the blue stripe as well and also the light fixture above the mirrors…looks very modern. May I ask where it's from? and does it provide sufficient light for the entire bathroom ? Many thanks. KA

Valerie says:

Hi KA,

Thanks for the feedback, glad you like the room. The lighting fixture is from a site called It definitely gives off enough light for the whole room (it was one reason we chose it over others we liked).

Take care,

Z says:

I love the light fixture! I looked for it on but cannot seem to find it. Do you remember the name of the product or the manufacturer?


Valerie says:

Unfortunately the light fixture has been discontinued but here is the link to the page where you can find all the information on it. Maybe they replaced it with something even better! Good luck!

Tammie says:

With the mosaic tile, this bathroom would look great with a black stripe on the wall, a black rug & towels & accessories in either black & white or black & gray.

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