A Sleek and Chic Bathroom Makeover

Bathroom Renovation
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Park Slope couple Katie and Lance turned their bathroom from cumbersome to cool with the help of the free renovation matchmaking service Sweeten.

Even before moving into their Park Slope condo, couple Katie and Lance knew they would need to remodel their bathroom. After they discovered a leak in the tub, the need to remodel became much more urgent. They used Sweeten, a free service matching homeowners with general contractors, to find their general contractor and got started. The couple wanted to swap out cumbersome features like the tiled storage vanities and the pedestal sink for a sleek and inviting look. Check how their gorgeous bathroom came together.


Before Bathroom

Bathroom Before


Sweeten counter

Katie wanted round bathroom mirrors for a fun look “that was brighter and more fun than rectangle ones," and although the couple wanted intricate floor tiles, they needed to sacrifice some elements as the scope of the project increased. Here, the simple white hexagon tiles pair with the white-brick backsplash.

Sweeten Cabinet

Because the couple had to stick to their original layout, they needed to keep a built-in storage niche by the window that originally was covered in sticky paper and saloon-style doors, which made it difficult to use and clean. After removing the doors, the niche became a “breath of fresh air" in the bathroom, Katie says.

Sweeten Shower

Katie originally hoped to remove the glass partition that separated the bath and toilet but with the possibility of more water damage, opted for a black-rim partition that echoes the black edges of the faucets and mirrors. Unlike their previous partition, the new one is elegant, sturdy and gives the room better flow.

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