Before & After: Clinton Hill Bath in Black and White – Sweetened!

by Kerry O'Brien

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When a creative Clinton Hill couple came to Sweeten to find the right general contractor to renovate their aging co-op, we sent Sweeten Expert Kris their way to create a new bath, alongside a new kitchen and hallway. Their original project post called for a partial bathroom renovation, but for a couple who both work in graphic design and art, the temptation to work with a blank slate led to a top-to-bottom upgrade.

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You can’t tell from looking at the new sleek space, but the honest truth is that these homeowners poured all of their energy into designing and sourcing materials for their stunning kitchen and flooring renovation. By the time they got around to decision-making for the bathroom, they were determined not to over-design the space or spend more hours looking over tile choices.

Inspired by Scandinavian design, they took a simple, clean, and functional approach in finding materials that would create a relaxing environment with no frills. White subway tiles anchored by dark slate floor tiles maximize brightness in the small space and amplify the extra square footage they carved out by doing away with the full-size bathtub. The new glass shower adds significant visual depth to the room, provides continuity for the tile’s subtle sheen, and gives a little gloss and polish to otherwise simple white and mirrored walls. Kris installed an IKEA sink cabinet – a cost-saving piece with deep drawers that provides more storage than the old pedestal sink. Kris’s team also added a double-wide recessed medicine cabinet and re-located electrical outlets to make them more accessible.

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For more on this Clinton Hill renovation with Sweeten Expert Kris, check out the full rundown on the new kitchen, floors, and hallway shelving. Sweeten handpicks contractors to match each renovation’s location, budget, scope, and style. Follow the blog for renovation ideas and inspiration, and when you’re ready to renovate, post your project on Sweeten!

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