Old to Bold

Our client purchased an exquisite antique home of his dreams, however the three existing bathrooms which were last renovated in 1970’s were closed off, dark and lacking proper ventilation. After seeking out a local brick and mortar shop, he turned to Renovisions to transform each bath into a classic, clean and bright aesthetic that evoked more of an open and inviting feel to his 1721 vintage home.

Challenge#1: Dealing with the antique’s age and difficult attic access.

Solution: We successfully maneuvered up the crooked attic stairs and worked in a confined area to connect ventilation to the exterior. 

Challenge#2: At the project start, the Renovisions Team discovered that there was an old and decayed cast iron vent pipe running from the first floor family room through the 2nd floor bathroom to roof. 

Solution: We carefully removed the old rotten pipe so we would not cause harm to existing structures and replaced it with a new PVC pipe.

Our client expressed his love for the size of the 1st floor half bath and disapproved of the mish-mash of the existing styles in the space. In consideration of the age of the house (1721), we suggested that we incorporate a black and white marble pin-wheel floor tile. We presented the idea of a ‘distressed’ vanity cabinet feature in a black painted finish and the client absolutely loved the idea.

A Carrera marble look countertop, white rectangular sink and single-lever faucet in matte black finish replaced the lackluster pedestal that felt lost in the previous space. 

The client’s signature color, ‘Wrought Iron’ from Benjamin Moore Historical collection,  was not to be left out of the equation and it was a perfect choice to contrast the white wainscoting and period marble mosaics.

Challenge: Due to the old age of the house, new wiring was not possible and we were not able to run wiring inside the wall.. 

Solution: The electrician recommended using a wireless switch, which operated the ceiling pendant light fixture over the vanity. 

The required wall outlet was installed on the vanity itself.

Despite some hurdles working with an antique and a few material delays due to covid-19, the entire project was a true success. 

We attribute close collaborations with the owner and our sub-contractors to ensure everything came out as planned.