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Midtown Overhaul: Basement Bathroom + Laundry

Photography by Valerie Wilcox

Posted on Mar 6, 2021

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Midtown Overhaul - Basement Bathroom

Midtown Overhaul: 18 Renovation Tips for Bathrooms & Laundry Rooms (Ep. 89)

Hit play and get ready for a MAKEOVER ADVENTURE that showcases the dramatic “AFTER” reveals of 2 FAMILY BATHROOMS PLUS LAUNDRY ROOM in our Midtown Overhaul renovation project! If you’re thinking about tackling a bathroom or laundry room makeover/reno with contemporary style and sophistication, you won’t want to miss this episode - it’s packed with 18 expert tips and designer insights to help you plot, plan and scheme your next project with winning results! Tune in, kick back and enjoy three jaw-dropping transformations featuring gorgeous materials, smart + savvy spending solutions and lots of fresh ideas!

18 Top Takeaway Tips: Bathrooms + Laundry

1. A renovation is your chance to make your space work for YOU! 

2. Rethinking existing storage can free up space for more design features.

3. Be cohesive with your designs by carrying your colour palette from connected spaces.

4. It's always a good idea to make your guest spaces look polished!

5. Use hardware to reinforce your design direction.

6. Look for unique sconces that make a statement.

7. Use Statuario marble if you want bright white with grey veining.

8. Reinterpret Listello tile pieces to become a slim chair rail.

9. Small design details add up to create the best end product.

10. Wrap your counter material up into a backsplash for extra wow factor.

11. Before renovating, make a wish list of all the functions you need/want.

12. If you have a showstopper element, let everything else be quiet.

13. Bring subtle design theme reference in the hardware.

14. Don't be discouraged by limited space - you can make it work!

15. White tile always feels bright and open!

16. Carry your shower floor into the bathroom floor as a special detail.

17. A wall hung vanity feels airy and open in a small space.

18. If your sink doesn't have to be centred, shift it offside for best circulation.

Basement bathroom 
Midtown Overhaul - Basement Bathroom - Before
Midtown Overhaul - Basement Bathroom - After
Midtown Overhaul - Basement Bathroom

Get The Look

Benjamin Moore Paint: Vanilla Milkshake & Decorator's White

Benjamin Moore: wall paint

Vanilla Milkshake, 2141-70

Benjamin Moore: cabinetry paint

Decorator's White, CC-20

Oxford 18" Bath Sconce, Chrome, Circa Lighting

Circa Lighting: sconce

Oxford 18" Bath Sconce, Chrome

Rubinet Genesis Faucet Series, Taps

The Rubinet Faucet Company: lavatory set

Genesis Series, Chrome

Kohler Verticyl Undermount Bathroom Sink

Kohler: sink

Verticyl® Rectangle Undermount Bathroom Sink

Richelieu Round Cabinet Knob, Chrome, Lowe's

Lowe's: knob

Richelieu Round Cabinet Knob, Chrome

Wayfair Chrome Elegant 4 Piece Bathroom Hardware Set

Wayfair: hardware

Chrome Elegant 4 Piece Bathroom Hardware Set


Saltillo Tiles: 12"x14" blue wood honed floor tiles, 2"x8" shower subway tiles | CB2: Octagonal mirror, 14"x36" | Circa Lighting: Oxford 18" bath sconce, chrome | Lavish Kitchens + Fine Cabinetry: cabinetry | Lowe's: Richelieu round knob, chrome | Ciot: Donna Gray countertop slab | Taps Bath: Kohler Verticyl sink, Rubinet Genesis lavatory set | Wayfair: Elegant 4 piece bathroom hardware set | HomeSense: towels | Benjamin Moore: wall paint, Vanilla Milkshake 2141-70, cabinet paint, Decorator's White CC-20-D

laundry room
Midtown Overhaul - Laundry Room - Before
Midtown Overhaul - Laundry Room - After
Midtown Overhaul - Laundry Room


First Class Flooring: flooring | Lavish Kitchens + Fine Cabinetry: cabinetry | Lee Valley: Ice glass knobs | Ciot: countertop and backsplash slabs | HomeSense: basket, towels | client's won: artwork | Benjamin Moore: wall paint, Vanilla Milkshake 2141-70