Liz Weingart did not think that the reconstruction of the interior of a small bathroom, located in her house, will take several months.
Investment banker and marketer Liz was on a business trip in California at a time when the neighbors living on top had a sewer clog, which caused the flooding of her bathroom. This unpleasant news was reported by the house manager in New York, where Weingart lived for two decades. The damage was considerable: the bathroom was old, and in the absence of Liz water poured from the ceiling for a whole 10 hours.
Liz went home the first New York flight and found her apartment flooded. I had to do a great job to avoid the appearance of mold and fungus. Liz hired repair specialists to make holes in the walls to dry them. The humidity level of the walls was fixed at 100%. The bathroom looked like a piece of Swiss cheese.
Interior of a small bathroom before flooding
After the room was dry, Liz began to plan further actions. Neighbors compensated her for the damage, but these funds were not enough even for the simplest repairs. In the photo we see a bathroom before a communal accident.
The building in which Liz's apartment is located was built in 1938 and slightly repaired - not in the best quality - in 1990. Beige tiles visually increase the room, but from this the overall picture does not change much. Liz decides to do a real good repair, and do not update the old interior with cheap materials.
Design of a small bathroom after repair
Liz is thinking about how best to equip a small bathroom. The measurements made helped her to form an idea of what one can expect at all in such a space. It became clear that a shell, for example, can not be moved. Liz decides to become herself a designer and to your taste choose a tile, fixtures, plumbing and all the decoration, thinking it through carefully.
New sink and dressing table
The most difficult problem was the choice of a dressing table, as well as a heated towel rail: both these items would inevitably take up too much space in such a cramped space. Components of standard sizes did not fit into a compact interior, and it was necessary to look for something less.
Compact toilet in the renovated interior of the bathroom
There were also problems with the toilet. To fit in the bathroom and combine in color and style with her interior, Liz had to go around a lot of shops in search of a suitable model.
Shower and bathroom lighting
Liz seriously approached designing the design of her new bathroom. She learned that many make mistakes by installing a shower stand and lighting inadequate to the growth of a person. The growth of Liz itself hardly exceeds one and a half meters, but in this case the level of placement of lamps, hangers and supports had to be adapted to its individual parameters.
Functional corner in the new design
The source of inspiration was the architecture of luxury hotels, photos of which Liz printed and hung on the walls, complementing them with a black and white bathroom interior.
Double niche - an element for saving space and increasing its functionality
According to Liz, the arrangement of these niches in the wall next to the bathroom was one of her best ideas. They perfectly cope with the function of saving space in such a small space.
In total, to repair this bathroom was spent an amount that is twice the compensation for insurance. But was not that beauty worth it?
Do not be afraid to experiment and take on the role of designer. Study modern materials, look through magazines, look for inspiration and create interiors, in which you will feel most comfortable.