I love hearing from readers in other countries about their house projects.
This one comes from Stefania, who says: “The renovation process is very complicated in Italy because our walls are made of bricks and tiles are cemented on walls and floors.”
The dust that the project created was so bad that she had to pack up the whole house until it was finished.
But here’s how her bathroom looks now…
The room is lighter, brighter, and cheerier, thanks to the new tile she chose for her walls:
“It’s high-quality Italian ceramics tile by Fap Ceramiche. The fixtures are ceramics by Catalano.”
Thanks for sharing your project with us, Stefania!
What a transformation! It looks great.
I love these colors, so cheerful! The floor adds warmth to the room. I would love to get ready for the day in this room!
Kevin Robke says
This transformation is fantastic. How long did it take you? Do you work by yourself? Really impressive stuff.
I thought about everything but I needed a contractor. It is impossible to do it by yourself, since you need a lot of professional instruments etc. 🙂 See my comment below. TY!
I always wanted a bathroom that was completely tiled and had a drain in the middle of the floor, so I could just take a hose and spray everything down.
My mother-in-law’s shower room in Zimbabwe is just like that and I adore it.
Elizabeth, are you me?? That’s been my wish for some time- a drain, right in the middle so I could spray it all down. The big (villas?) in Morocco are made that way, tiled from floor to ceiling- and the shower, toilet and all are contained in one giant space. I really liked those and would like to copy that idea had I an opportunity for a build.
It is a lovely redo. It is so interesting that the shower glass only goes over part of the tub instead of enclosing the entire tub.
Christina from Dallas says
I looked at it closely and it looks like maybe a part of the shower door sides out from behind the other door and encloses the shower a bit more.
I think it’s on a hinge. These are pretty popular in Australia, too.
This is the glass we mounted on our bathtub:
Light and bright and the window really “pops”. Nice job!
When I saw your link on facebook (with only the before photo) – I thought “here we go, another white and marbled bathroom.” What a delightful surprise to find something cheerful and different. It’s beautiful.
It is fun to see something a little different, I agree!
So lovely! The remodeled room looks fresh and deliciously European.
Christina from Dallas says
This is a really cute makeover. The yellow wallpaper is so sunny. Let’s see more international makeovers!
Yes! Keep them coming! 🙂
It is indeed great to see and hear how international makeovers go!
David P says
Great job transforming the bath. We install many sunflower shower heads.
You dont want to get out of the shower when that is running.
I think the “yellow wallpaper ” is tile. Does anyone else get that impression?
That’s right. There’s a link to the wall tile she used in the post if you want to know more about it!
Esther George says
This is such a fresh, bright bathroom it’s gorgeous. Hi Julia thank you for sharing. Regards Esther from Sydney.
Hello! Thanks for your nice comments!
KEVIN: the transformation took 10 days. We hired a contractor. The team was made of three men. They had to take away all the tiles (walls and floor) plus the old fixtures. We had a huge whirlpool bathtub that we did not like anymore. We wanted something simple. We also wanted to have our WC and bidet attached to the wall and not detached like before, since you have a few inches between the WC and the wall and it is awful when you have to clean the floor!
The team had to move the WC drainage, too.
Then they put the tiles on the walls and on the floor and at the end they placed the fixtures.
As for the walls, it is not a wallpaper but ceramic tiles. We saw them on the catalog and we fell in love and decided to use them even if they were expensive 🙂 (this was the picture on the catalog: https://www.edilportale.com/upload/prodotti/prodotti-30462-rel5e7db74e-c16f-40df-97df-5189e3db31ec.jpg
The floor is “fake” parquet, made with ceramic tiles too. It is very popular in Italy nowadays.
The bathtub has a partial glass door. It is not enclosed. The glass consists in a foldable door made with two panel of 45 cm each. You open it when you take a shower and you fold it to the wall when you don´t need it.
Also, this after picture was taken when the team finished its job, but as you see we don’t have any mirror nor cabinets. And there is a missing door profile! We had to wait months for that parts to arrive and the bathroom was completed in November 🙂
These are all the pictures I have:
Thanks, Stefania!! 🙂
I realize I’m more than a week behind, but I just had to say, this is so gorgeous!! That wall tile is just stunning!