Elegant and Whimsical Kids’ Bathroom Remodel in Ardmore, PA
Location: Ardmore, PA
Building type: Colonial
Renovation style: Transitional
Turn-of-the-century homes like this 1902 Colonial in Ardmore, PA, are brimming with character. Unfortunately, many past renovations and home updates detract from a home’s unique features instead of honoring them. Such was the case with our client’s home in Ardmore, where a partition wall had been installed between a pair of decorative windows and in fact, bisected a gorgeous arched transom window over the windows. This was completed in the 1970s in order to create two separate but cramped bathrooms (a primary bath and a kids’ bath). The layout for each bathroom was poor, with barely enough space for sinks, a toilet, and a cramped corner shower.
Our team at Bellweather Design-Build was asked by our clients to develop a few concepts to upgrade the layout and function for them and their two young kids. They were focused on improving the layout of the house while maintaining the original character and incorporating some modern design elements for the kids’ bathroom remodel and for the kitchen and primary bathroom remodel as well.
After we completed these three focus areas, the homeowners shared these thoughts with us: “We had worked with Bellweather in the past for another project and were very impressed with the quality of their work. We knew that if and when we renovated again, we wanted to hire Bellweather to ensure that our house not only looked beautiful but had quality work that would stand the test of time.”
How We Creatively and Cohesively Blended Modern and Traditional Styles
Our client’s initial goal was to reconfigure the area by removing the wall that was breaking up the window and bath spaces. Doing this would allow for a larger kids’ bathroom that would include a bathtub and shower combination, updated aesthetics, and a better overall flow.
With a tight move-in date complicated by materials shortages and supply chain delays, we worked with the client to select beautiful finishes that met our design goals and would also come in on time and on budget. The resulting design solutions harmonize mixed metals, a rustic wood vanity, and white hexagonal floor tiles for a creative yet highly practical Transitional vibe.
Stephanie Hoffmeier, a Bellweather designer, mentioned "I've worked with many parents who decide to pursue simple, neutral finishes in kid's bathrooms. This design choice allows variable accessories such as shower curtains, towels, bath mats, etc. to provide the pop of color or pattern that provides the real character -- allowing the space to change and adapt over time with the children’s personalities."
Modern accents include plumbing fixtures and accessories, while the globular sconce lighting adds a traditional touch that blends well with the overall style appropriate to a historic home in the Philadelphia area.
Work with Bellweather Design-Build
If you’re looking for the best bathroom remodeler near you or a whole home, kitchen, and bath remodeling company adept at working with historic homes, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re eager to help you accomplish your remodeling goals on time and on budget, and we can provide you with estimates for the average cost to remodel a bathroom, the average cost to build a bathroom, the average cost of a bathroom addition, and more. Get started on your bathroom remodel in Philadelphia by reviewing our design checklist, then scheduling your initial consultation!
- Rustic Wood Vanity
- White Hex Floors
- White 3x6 Subway Tile Shower Walls
- Mixed Metals