Transformed 1970s Utilitarian Guest Bath

Before: The original 1970s guest bathroom had dark cabinets, a laminate countertop, full-width mirror with bar lights above. The sink features a metal "hoody" rim!

Before: The original 1970s guest bathroom had dark cabinets, a laminate countertop, full-width mirror with bar lights above, and gold vinyl flooring. The sink features a metal “hoody” rim!

Before: The original bathroom had a one-foot niche that was over 4 feet wide, a waste of good storage. The tile surround over the tub had started to leak. Time for an update!

Before: The original bathroom had a one-foot niche that was over 4 feet wide, a waste of good storage. The tile surround over the tub had started to leak. Time for an update!

Transformed 1970s Utilitarian Guest Bath: The remodeled bathroom is delightfully contemporary, with custom cabinets and new European-style overhanging sink. There's a stone countertop, and new tile flooring. The tub and tile surround have also been updated.

Transformed 1970s Utilitarian Guest Bath became a delightfully clean contemporary haven. It features new custom cabinetry, new plumbing — including a European-style overhanging lavatory sink — updated lighting and ventilation. All the tile was replaced, including new floor, tub surround, and backsplash. What a transformation!

This 1970s utilitarian guest bath was transformed into a delightful, contemporary haven of relaxation with new plumbing, lighting, cabinets, and surface finishes. Some of the space was “borrowed” to make the adjacent master bathroom shower larger, but custom cabinets and a European-style lavatory sink made the bathroom look like it was a conscious decision instead of an accident. Everything about the original bathroom screamed its age: Gold laminate countertop, lavatory sink with metal “hoody” rim, full-width mirror, wasted space, and a tub/shower that looked like it belonged in a cheap motel. What a great transformation! Two other bathrooms were included in this project; see links below the pictures.

Other areas in this project: Powder Room to Accessible BathroomMaster Bathroom