Renato is a long-time reader from Brazil who now lives in Orlando. I knew he was working on his degree in Interior Design, so I was happy to hear that he finished school and is already hard at work on challenging projects like this bathroom, which was in desperate need of a makeover…
When they took the wall panels down, they found that so much glue had been used that the drywall couldn’t be salvaged:
Renato did much of the work himself. Here he is laying the new floors:
He doesn’t always do the renos in person, though: “I do the design and send a package to the owners with renderings, products specification, etc. Then, the owners execute it.” (Check his site for details.)
He says Dexter and Anabel performed routine inspections of the work in progress…
He wanted to stay true to the age and architecture of the house, which was more traditional, so he installed wainscoting.
Here’s it turned out:
The sink, faucet, and cabinets came from IKEA. Perfect for a smaller space.
Love the towel hooks:
It’s a big improvement over what they started with, that’s for sure!
Thanks to Renato for sharing his project with us.
Visit his blog A Brazilian in the Land of Uncle Sam for all the photos and details.
Alie B says
Great job, Renato! Classic, simple and masculine.
Love this! All the different tiles work together nicely and the wainscoting is a perfect touch. Very clean lines, simple and classic!
Claire L. says
Wow, what a wonderful job and I love the floors.
I can totally appreciate this since we are embarking on a reno as we speak! Looks fantastic!
Cheryl in Wisconsin says
That wainscotting is incredible.
House Crazy Sarah says
Very , very nice Renato! I love the clean lines and how fresh it feels! Just enough masculinity too, but still light and bright! Awesome job!
I love the clean lines chosen for this reno and the monochromatic color scheme is perfect. Wonderful job!
Nancy Gibson says
I would have liked to see what the lighting fixture looked like above the sink.
I hadn’t noticed until you mentioned it but none of the photos included it, did they? I can’t remember if he mentioned it on his blog or not.
Omg I forgot to take pictures of it
Like it! I love the shower.
I love it! It is so tailored and timeless. I especially like the tile in the shower–that stripe of glass tile is gorgeous. And, of course, the dogs are adorable!
Have to say, it always makes me happy to see homeowners’ pets in the pics! 🙂
bobbi a. chukran says
Great remodel, Renato! I’m starting to think about remodeling a very tiny bathroom in a guest cottage. Yours is very inspirational!
Ruth McArthur says
Excellent remodel. Wonderful ambiance. The shower is particularly handsome. Love the tile work on the wall and the floor of the shower. And the bold wainscoting is a great design choice.
Great Reno! It looks really nice! I’m wondering how much a bathroom remodel like this typically costs? I am thinking of doing something similar in my own bathroom.
The contractor asked 8k + materials (???)
We spent 4095.00. And that is because we have to buy a lot of machines to do the work
Love the close up of the prints on his blog. It doesn’t look like there’s a link but since I unfortunately can’t read Spanish, I’m not sure.
It’s Portuguese, not Spanish. I know that’s off topic, but just in case he reads this!! By the way, LOVED his design!!
Yes it’s portuguese. But don’t worry Nancy, it is a common mistake. In all south america, Brazilians are the only one that don’t speak Spanish
Wonderful! Love your inspectors too 😉
Linda G says
I love this classic and beautiful room! I wish more people would make design choices that will last more than a few seasons like this. Thank you for the inspiration!
I black floor tiles look so incredible with the white counters and walls. I think you did an phenomenal job with the renovation, very inspiring!
Very cute! Is the bathroom that small that he had to take the photo of the shower from outside looking in the window? Check out the reflection! Love it!
I like the look of the tiles in the shower, both on the wall and on the floor. It gives the design a bit of edge. Thanks for sharing!
The white and black contrast of the floor and the furniture is one of my favourite trends. I especially liked how the small plants behind the toilet gave the room a bit of fun detail. Very inspirational, I am going to save this post for the future.
I like how the 4 photos on the wall give the bathroom a bit of an accent. I think you did an amazing job fixing up this room.
Such a modern looking bathroom. It looks wonderful!
Bathroom supplies says
Great work Renato and the finish is outstanding!
Very well done! A customer of mine is requesting that her wainscotting be done just like yours! You’re an inspiration!