In this second part of our “move in ready to move in reno” project, the focus is on budget-friendly fixes. The main living area & kitchen of this 1990’s home demanded the bulk of our budget resulting in scaled-down bathroom updates. This home has a powder room, a guest bathroom & the master bathroom.

The Powder Room: a small hallway bathroom with white & gray retro tile floors, gray commode, gray pedestal sink, dated contemporary fixtures

The Changes: painted faux marble walls with a rich charcoal gray, new white toilet, light fixture & mirror

The Result: crisp, clean, updated

Future Projects: new floating vanity (white) with marble top and new faucet


The Guest Bath: faux paint in purple & green, along with matching green tiles in a random pattern were memorable, but not in a pleasant way!

A little too busy

The Changes: painted walls warm neutral, painted the trim white & incorporated the charcoal gray with the vanity paint, removed green tiles & added a new rug

The Result: softer visual impact

Future Projects: new chrome faucets in a sleek, modern design

Paint can be your best friend

The Master Bath: two vanities, water closet room, whirlpool bath, separate shower, new quartz counter tops, updated faucets & original tile floor is in excellent condition

Some updates, but not enough.

The Changes: walls painted in a warmer gray, trim painted white, vanities painted to match guest bath, new hardware on the vanities

The Result: updated color scheme compliments the new counter top & white floor as well as coordinates with the rest of the home.

Future Projects: remove the prefab shower insert, open up the ceiling soffit, enlarge the space, finish with tile & a seamless glass shower door

The Finish Line