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Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Flickr Faves on Friday – A Bathroom Renovation


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
6 Comments » | Published in Bathrooms, Flickr  |  6 Comments

I was struck dumb by this bathroom renovation by flickr member BearZest:

BearZest and his partner live in the countryside in Portugal. I think what I love most about this room are the glossy, oversized, orange-red tiles on the wall. What an astounding difference this remodeling job makes! To check out the guest house for mature men that they run in Portugal, click here.

About Becky:
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!


Filed under Bathrooms, Flickr  |  6 Comments


  1. Pine&Oak says:

    March 30th, 2010 at 4:19 am (#)

    I really like this, although my favorite bit is the fact that after refurbishing the whole room they still kept the same blinds. nice.

  2. tig thoresen says:

    March 30th, 2010 at 1:38 pm (#)

    I really love the bathroom make-over. Can someone give me the approx. size of the room? Great job.

  3. BjonPan says:

    March 31st, 2010 at 9:17 am (#)

    I’m a freak about modern bathrooms renov’s on a diy budget. Did not look to me like they did a whole lot with it. I agree with P&O on the window dressing. Pretty funny.

  4. Becky says:

    March 31st, 2010 at 4:45 pm (#)

    Well, clearly they love that fabric, because it’s on the pillow too! In fact, when you look at the color of the wood on the new vanity and mirror, it’s like they planned the room around it. Maybe it was step one in the makeover project?

    Tig, I don’t know, but you can approximate if you know how wide a standard shower stall is and visually look at how many of them would fill the room and do a little math.

    P&O, I’d call it a Roman Shade. BjonPan, what I like is that they didn’t have to do a total gut but the look is very different with a new mirror, vanity, wall tiles and shower stall.

  5. Joseph says:

    April 2nd, 2010 at 6:26 am (#)

    These is a very slick design. I really wish that I did not live in a tract home with small bathrooms that are destined thus to remain. But I keep surfing the Internet, still looking, hoping… sounds like an old doo-wop song, huh? What I like very much about this kind of design, though, is its innovation. It gives me a lot to think about. And who knows? Maybe one fine day I will have a bathroom of my own to splash all over the Internet. But thank you for sharing these ideas.

  6. Demi Pietchell says:

    April 6th, 2010 at 3:17 pm (#)

    Hey Becky – Speaking of bathroom redesign, I wanted to tell you about a tile designer I saw at a design show in LA. I feel like his work should be available to a more wide-reaching audience than just the local design scene.

    His name is Daniel Ogassian and his trademark is warm and organic textures that add depth to any surface. He manufactures and designs clean, futuristic concrete and ceramic wall and floor tiles.

    Ogassian designed the tile for this bathroom – it’s called “optic” from his concrete collection. The room resembles a modern jewelry box full of faceted surfaces:

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