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Floor Plan: Ian Worpole
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What They Did

1. Gutted the space down to the studs. Along with new insulation and moisture-resistant blueboard, the owners added a more efficient exhaust fan to keep mold at bay. To save some cash, they painted the walls themselves using zero-VOC paint ($23 per gallon). Paint: Olympic Premium (custom color).

2. Lined the shower and tub area with $4.50-per-square-foot, made-in-the-USA subway tile. The small band of mosaics contains recycled glass ($36 per square foot). Tile: Dal-tile; tub: American Standard.

3. Chose FSC-certified cherry for the custom vanity and medicine cabinet ($1,400 for both). The countertop ($1,100), made from concrete with bits of recycled beer-bottle glass in it, adds a 21st-century touch. Vanity and medicine cabinet: Terra Cabinets; knobs: Omnia Industries, Inc; countertop: IceStone; towels: Lauren SPA.

4. Installed a dual-flush toilet that offers both a standard 1.6-gallons-per-flush (GPF) mode and a water-saving 0.9-GPF option with a push of its buttons. At $400, it costs about the same as a regular model. Toilet: Toto.

5. Found vintage-style sconces in an oil-rubbed bronze finish ($276 for both) that are Energy Star rated and take CFLs, which use less electricity and have a longer life span than regular incandescent bulbs. Sconces: Rejuvenation.
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