Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sharing mood boards for each of the Two Flat’s wet rooms! If you’re counting, that’s 2 bathrooms + 1 kitchen for Unit 1, and 1 bathroom + 1 kitchen for Unit 2. These plans will act as a resource as we move through each of these rooms over the course of the summer. Ready? Ready.
While Unit 2 may be pint-sized, it’s a well-laid floor plan full of charm, architectural details and – bonus! – large bedroom closets. I often tell Scott that I could happily live in this apartment with him, Lucy, CC (and perhaps a foster pup for good measure), but upon completion of the renovation, our plan is to rent this unit with a traditional yearly lease. There is only 1 bathroom in this Unit, and we worked with our architect to maximize the layout and pack it with function.
Unit 2 Bathroom | Before
Unit 2 Bathroom | Today
You can see that we rotated the layout to better accommodate a larger vanity – even borrowing a few inches from the neighboring kitchen to make it work. In the before photo, you may even see a small glimpse of the former skylight, which I had been hoping to salvage! Sadly, it was in rough shape and had been roofed over, and we ultimately decided to nix it to prevent future leaky mishaps.
Our design plan leans masculine at first glance – matte black fixtures and warm wood tones, yes! – but there are delicate details weaved throughout, too. The thin black pencil tile. Brass accents. The glossy marble with subtle veining. We kept the colors minimal (an effort to allow the marble to shine), but we’ll be injecting a blue-grey base on the millwork and walls for added depth.
1. Cassettone grey mosaic | 2. Firenze Carrara capital | 3. Black Marquina pencil tile | 4. Firenze Carrara 4″ x 12″ | 5. Firenze Carrara skirting | 6. satin brass sconce | 7. black wall mirror | 8. Magnetic Gray SW 7058 (walls, door and all trim) | 9. Moen Gibson faucet | 10. 24″ vanity | 11. Delta Trinsic tub + shower trim kit | 12. Kohler Bellwether tub | 13. Sarasota toilet | 14. matte black TP holder | 15. black marble shelf | 16. brass towel hooks
What do you think, friends?
Want more Two Flat? Here’s an overview of the project, and here’s a post-by-post breakdown of our renovation progress from day one! This Q + A covers a lot of ground (like how we knew she was The One and how we’re financing the project), and you can even watch our video series ‘Dear Two Flat’ on YouTube. Thank you for following along!