You may recall my self-indulgent whining back in February during the early days renovating my Movie House Loft. At the time I struggled over what original builder’s grade fittings I would keep and what items I would turf. Like everyone facing a hefty home improvement expense, some times one can get distracted trying to save dated items in an effort to save money. In my situation, I became fixated on keeping the 1997 rainbow slate tiles on the washroom floors because they were in ‘mint condition’. Really?
Click here to read that past post sharing my battle between desire and pragmatism.
At the end of the day, desire won. Thank goodness! Below is a ‘Before’ photo of my mezzanine washroom. You can see how bland and boring the fixtures and flooring were:
By the time snazzy desire had surpassed ugly practicality, the only original piece which remained in the entire loft was the white soaking tub shown above. Every other building element was changed. I have no regrets over this, as the place was in dire need of some fresh style and, well, if you’re going to ‘Do it right!” you have to be prepared to spend money.
Here’s this week’s peek-a-views featuring the Movie House mezzanine washroom:
Hexagonal marble flooring offers a vintage nod to yesteryear, while a shower surround in white tile with marble band, an oversized rectangular sink, and custom-made floating lacquered white cabinetry keeps this mezzanine washroom crisp and contemporary. An expansive mirror spans the sink wall keeping the space light and airy, while an inset mirrored niche in the shower provides practicality for shaving.
The look is definitely bespoke boutique hotel, which is exactly what I wanted!
Stay tuned for more reveal of The Movie House Loft!
Steven Fudge and the Urbaneer Team
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Renovating The Movie House Loft