Old Town Bathroom Renovation

bathroom with farm table

I’ve been getting terrific e-mails from other old home owners wanting to share their renovation projects. This bathroom renovation comes to us from Molly Frey Design in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Molly is an incredible designer; be sure to check out her design portfolio for more inspiring renovations. Her kitchens and bathrooms are to die for: mollyfreydesign.com. Below Molly’s story of her bathroom renovation.

This is from the master bathroom of a house we lived in Marblehead. The project was completed a couple of years ago and was featured in Renovation Style in March 2007. We no longer live in the house – we sold it about a year and half ago and moved to another fixer down the street. My husband and I are serial remodelers, this is our 3rd house in 8 years.

The bathroom has a nice big shower with a window in it that gets tons of sunlight, the shower walls are done in a traditional subway tile. The shower is so big that there is no need for a shower door, just a glass partition that separates the shower from the vanities.

Because the bathroom is wide open to the master bedroom – separated by an old barn sliding door that we found at the White Elephant in Essex – we wanted the vanity to look less utilitarian and a more like furniture. I found the wooden table at Antiques on Nine in Kennebunk, Maine. We set two vessel sinks with deck-mounted bridge faucets behind. The mirrors above the sinks are extra deep medicine cabinets that fit tons of stuff – there is even an outlet in there so my hairdryer stayed on the shelf behind the mirror, plugged in and ready to use. To the left of the vanity is a separate room for the water closet.

Thanks Molly, for sharing for your bathroom renovation. You’ve totally inspired me and given some great tips. If you have an old house renovation you would like to share send me an e-mail: elliott.katy@gmail.com.

bathroom with barn door

Photo credit Michael Partenio.

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  1. Making your own unique bathroom design when renovating can definitely be rewarding since you bring a new and stylish look to the room. You can create a design that is cost-efficient and trendy without buying any expensive materials and furniture.


  2. Ah yes, I remember when you first posted the bathroom photo – I think it’s one that will stick in my photographic memory for a long time. The table/sink combo is lovely – and hopefully there is a way to seal it (there must be!) to prevent water damage to the table. I also love those little nooks behind the sinks – such a great idea to prevent clutter on the table itself!