BROOKSIDE OAK PART I: GUEST BATHROOM RENOVATION COMPLETE!

 

Dayka Robinson Brookside Oak Guest Bathroom Renovation Vertical Butcher Block Countertop Grey Cabinets Subway tile shower Kohler Brass 11:2015

This Brookside Oak project started out as a Master Bathroom renovation & quickly expanded to include the Guest Bathroom as well! To keep costs low, the major finishes were duplicated for both bathrooms (flooring, toilets, paint color, hardware, countertops & faucets) with small customizations added as needed for each space.

The Befores:

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guest bathroom before

Here's what we did: Nothing changed layout-wise in this space. The original cabinetry was in excellent condition in both bathrooms so I had each vanity refinished with a charcoal hued paint to create a modern, classic look. She fell in love with the bone & brass hardware that I selected for my bathroom renovation so we used it here as well which created a thoughtfully layered look--nothing here reeks of "cookie cutter upgrades". The real stunner, however, is the custom butcher block countertop!! *sighs* There are no pictures alive that can do it justice and while I'm taking credit for the concept, the beautiful fabrication & finish is solely due to my out-of-this-world carpenter.  I'm lucky to have a team of some of THE BEST & MOST DETAILED craftsmen and in this case, he knocked it out of the park. Layer by layer, this thing was conditioned, stained, sanded & buffed (3x!) by hand and you can TELL when you see it in person. The cuts/finishing for the Kohler undermount sink is one of my favorite parts of this project....because it was done to perfection. And while "cutting a hole for a sink" may not sounds like a big deal here's the thing: when you're doing ANY custom fabrication, every.bit.matters. It's definitely a measure twice, cut once kinda thing.  Every part needs to be templated & cut by hand and when you run your fingers across this sink opening?? BABAYYYYYYYYYYYY (Whitney Houston voice)!!!! It's seriously like butter. I'd bet my life that they are THEE smoothest & silkiest butcher block countertops you'll ever set eyes (or hands) on.

While I was dyyyyyyyyying to add wallpaper to both of these bathrooms for texture, the clients were not fans of wallcovering and since adequate lighting for makeup application was a must, the color palette stayed light to keep the bathroom bright & airy.

Dayka Robinson Brookside Oak Guest Bathroom Renovation Vertical Wide Grey Cabinets 11:2015

Custom floor to ceiling lined shower curtain. 

Dayka Robinson Brookside Oak Custom Butcher Block Countertop Bathroom 11:2015

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Vintage-style crystal door hardware.

Dayka Robinson Brookside Oak Guest Bathroom Renovation Vertical Butcher Block Countertop Grey Cabinets Anthropologie 11:2015

Skirted toilet (I'm obsessed with these!).

Dayka Robinson Brookside Oak Guest Bathroom Renovation Sink Kohler Brass Butcher Block 11:2015

That beautiful, perfect sink opening.....

Dayka Robinson Brookside Oak Guest Bathroom Renovation Vertical Butcher Block Countertop Grey Cabinets Subway tile shower Kohler Brass 11:2015

Dayka Robinson Brookside Oak Guest Bathroom Renovation Subway Tile Shower Brass Kohler Hardware 11:2015

Brick lay subway tile to the ceiling + charcoal grout (always makes a huge difference!)

So as you can see, even changing a few things in this bathroom made a HUGE difference. Wallcoverings provide an added layer but even without their addition, this bathroom stands on it own due to the finish choices.

As I like to say, spend once, spend right.