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Christina and Brad’s Del Ray Rowhouse Remodel, Part 3

Christina and Brad’s Del Ray Rowhouse Remodel, Part 3

A few weeks ago, we shared the stunning after photos of Christina and Brad’s rowhouse kitchen remodel. The kitchen, however, is only part of this story. Instead of renovating just their kitchen, they used this opportunity to get all their home renovations done in one fell swoop. Today, we’re back to show you how they transformed their second floor bathroom and basement.

Here was the second floor bathroom when we first toured the house earlier this year. It was ready for a complete gut job.


During demolition of the kitchen (right below the bathroom), they received the unsettling news from their contractor that the bathroom’s floor joists weren’t completely holding up the second floor. Their contractor, MW Construction, immediately rectified the situation to ensure the new bathroom wouldn’t come crashing through to their fabulous new kitchen.

And here is the brand new bathroom. We absolutely LOVE the choice of classic floor and bath tile and the crisp and clean white and black color palette. All tile comes from The Tile Shop in Springfield and the wall paint is Benjamin Moore BM 1388 Spring Lilac.



Because of space limitations, they installed a pedestal sink just like they had before, but swapped its location with the toilet.


The choice of shower curtain was inspired by Christina and Brad’s love for travel.


Down to the basement, here are the before photos of this cold and dark space (with the same builder-basic floor tiles also used in the bathroom and kitchen). The basement was divided into two rooms — a living area and a laundry/storage area.



Christina and Brad wanted to add a second bathroom and create a cozier place to watch TV and perhaps also use as a guest area. The entire space was gutted and re-framed.


In order to add a bathroom, they had to lose part of their storage space, but having a second bathroom is well worth the price of diminished storage. Here is the same view as above, but with the bathroom framed out.


Next was insulation and drywall.



And here is the completed room. Though they are still shopping for furniture, you can see in the after photos how hiding the ducts and pipes with drywall, installing recessed lighting and adding new carpet and custom finishing touches really makes the room more inviting. For the walls, they chose Benjamin Moore BM H172 Revere Pewter.



Not many basements have such nice railings!


The little door under the stairs opens to a storage nook. The louvered door on the left opens to the laundry/storage room (not renovated) and the door on the right goes to their new full bathroom with a large glass-enclosed shower.




Thank you Christina and Brad for sharing your home renovation with us! If you have a renovation project to share on our site, please email Have a question for Christina and Brad? Use the comment section below.


  1. stunning re-do of the upstairs bathroom! Love how it respects the era of the house, and yet is crisp & new at the same time.

  2. Wonderful! Just curious – what kind of carpet is in the basement. The texture is interesting looking.

  3. I too am wondering about the carpet selection in this basement – it is great. Do you have the info. on it? The space looks great!

  4. Very nice. What are the paint colors used in this space? Thank you.

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