Dark and Dreary Becomes Bright and Airy in This Bathroom Remodel

modern farmhouse bathroom with double sink vanity and wood look tile on walls

Dark and dreary is fitting for a horror flick, not your bathroom. Normandy Designer Bryan Brisky took a cramped, outdated bathroom and transformed it into a bright, inviting space with double sinks, plenty of lighting and an added storage nook.

“The black and white floor tile is the star of this room and was the inspiration for the modern farmhouse feel this couple wanted,” says Bryan. “We took advantage of the high ceiling with a vertical wood-look tile to make the space feel even larger.” This same low-maintenance tile can be found on the back wall of the shower, as a nod to the warmth of natural materials.

Custom cabinetry maximizes storage in the vanity, while varying counter depths accommodate the swing of the door into the room. Decorative cabinetry feet and drawers under the cabinet doors lend a furniture look to the piece, while black fixtures bring the room into this decade.

black and white patterned floor tile in bathroomThe shower provided another challenge, beyond the fact that it was previously small, dark, and difficult to enter. “There is a laundry chute on the other side of the shower wall, so by building around that space, we were able to maximize the space in the shower, while providing an additional shelf next to the bench,” adds Bryan.

This once outdated bathroom with a single sink and frosted glass shower walls was transformed into a well-lit, modern space that feels as if it expanded in size, without growing a single inch.

If you have a bathroom that feels stuck in the past, contact Bryan and discuss your ideas for a remodel. You can find inspiration from our photo gallery, or on our Instagram and Facebook pages.


wood look tile on wall, open shelving in bathroomstand up shower with wood look tile on walls and black fixtures

before bathroom with dark vanity flanked by tall storage


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