Before and After- Hall Bath

Don’t ask me how it happened; it just did. We ended up with not one, not two, but THREE spaces in this year’s DPVA Designer Show House.

Today I’ll show you the before and after of the hall bath. We worked on this space in conjunction with Amanda Cook of Mees Distributors.HallBathBeforeI am a big lover or vintage and original features in a house, but unfortunately, not much could be saved from this bath. The homeowners requested we replace the sinks and the tile was in bad shape. We did find a great company to resurface the bathtub- Baker Refinishing, but other than that we pretty much gutted it. HallBathAnd here is the after in all her glory! The star of the show is the floor which is a StonePeak porcelain tile. The tiles are actually 12×24 believe it or not. Our tile installer did a magnificent job not only creating the illusion of smaller tiles, but working with the incredibly crooked walls. We used an oversized subway tile on the walls for a little more modern look, but it still fits in with the period and style of the house.

We did salvage the original medicine cabinet. The plumbing fixtures were graciously donated by American Standard and WinWholesale of Dayton.

The composite shutters are a perfect solution for a bathroom window. The top and bottom louvers operate independently, providing privacy and still allowing light into the room. We were able to specify a 3-1/2″ louver size since the original windows are nice and deep. Thanks to Lafayette Venetian Blinds for helping us out on those.

I think the space ended up being a show stopper! Don’t miss your last chance to see this room as well as many other designer’s work. If you’re in the Dayton/Cinci/Columbus area, the house is open through tomorrow, May 17th. For more information visit the DPVA website.

23 Responses to “Before and After- Hall Bath”

  1. Angie Barth says:

    I love the bathroom you guys did the designer showhouse. The Stonepeak tile is gorgeous. What color is that tile? Is it the Graphite color or the Cotto color?

    My favorite bathroom!

  2. jennifer says:

    Hi – bathroom turned out amazing. What color are the walls?

  3. kelli says:

    Where can I find the floor tile? It’s beautiful!

  4. Betsy says:

    I love this bathroom! Can I ask where you got the unique woolen stool? Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Wendi Grant says:

    Such a gorgeous bathroom…. Where can l purchase the round vintage looking pedestal sink??

  6. jenn says:

    This may sound silly, but the hand towels would look great in my new half bath.. where did you get those?

  7. Sarah says:

    Hi Debbie,

    I am looking for bath wall tile – can you tell me what material you used for your oversized subway tile? Thanks!

  8. Mcgready says:

    If it so hard to decide what grout color to use and not many people say which one. What grout color did you use for the walls, it looks great.

  9. Lisa says:

    Where did you find that beautiful framed sign, Hello Sunshine?

  10. Terri says:

    How far up the wall did you go with the tile?

  11. Fiona says:

    Can you tell me how far up the walls you tiled and an idea of the ceiling height? I love this bathroom!

  12. Mary says:

    Lovely makeover…fresh and light. Love choice of tiles and framed pic really finishes off. Well done.

  13. Patty says:


    You mentioned your tiler did a great job making the tiles look smaller (out of the 12×24) do you mind elaborating what he did to accomplish that? Did he cut the tile smaller or just match the grout look color between the pattern? Really interested. The bathroom is really beautiful, you did a fabulous job!

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