Challenge Give an original 1968 bathroom a much-needed makeover.
Solution Rip out the old mustard-colored vinyl flooring and pressboard vanity. Start over.
Results Now with classic black-and-white checkerboard floor tiles and cherry cabinets, the bathroom has a welcoming-yet-polished feel. White subway-tile wainscoting brightens the space, while the soft yellow walls bring a cozy warmth.
Glazed blue tiles with a custom sea-life backsplash and shower mosaic add a distinctive touch to the room. We finished it off with two hand-carved black-framed mirrors centered above the sinks.