New Life for an Outdated Bath

The drab guest bath of a Tudor-style home in Winchester gets a classic makeover.

A Winchester bath before and after. Photos provided.

The guest-suite bath of a Tudor-style home in Winchester was functional, but outdated and dull. The homeowners wanted to to maintain the room’s character while updating its fixtures and style. Residential design firm, Feinmann, completed the project.

Before: The bathroom was in working order, and although drab, had woodwork and a beamed ceiling original to the home. The small wall tiles were colorful, but outdated, and a bulky radiator, located under the window, made adding a shower door a challenge. The room was narrow and confined.

After: The updated space is modern and elegant. Feinmann decided that the beamed ceiling, which matched the character of the rest of the home, should remain in place with a fresh coat of paint. Wainscoting was installed to replace the wall tiles, and a custom-built cherry vanity with a marble top adds storage while preserving precious floor space. The old cast iron radiator was replaced with a slim European Runtal model, which sits flush against the wall allows the shower door to swing open more fully. Marble tiles were used for the shower and the bathroom floor. The existing claw-foot tub was replaced with a freestanding tub with nickel fixtures.

The updated bath, by Feinmann. Photo provided.