remodeled cottage bath
Photo: Wendell T. Webber

Moved and Improved

Sometimes starting from scratch is the only way to go. When Brennan and Stephanie White first saw their 1820 Cape Cod cottage, they were taken aback by its only bath, a very narrow former pantry on the first floor. An avid DIYer with plans to reorganize the layout of the whole house for better flow, Brennan decided to turn the bath into a hallway and carve a master bath out of a spare bedroom in the home's slanted-roof addition, which dates to the 1940s.

Cool-blue walls, sand-colored marble floor tile, and white beadboard wainscoting give the new room a relaxing feel. "The bath is our safe place from all the dust," Stephanie says of ongoing work at the house. That payoff clearly inspired them—they've already added a half bath upstairs for guests.

Paint: Benjamin Moore. Windows: Marvin Windows and Doors.
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