When your home is an historic high school there are some very unique “rooms”…for example a typing classroom…or the teacher’s lounge…not to mention the men’s and women’s locker rooms, complete with trough urinals and gang showers!!

And when portions of said space are being converted into a design studio/showroom there is bound to be some “re-working” of the floorplan!  When we decided to pursue this major remodel one of our goals was to create as much separation between the Smith “home” and the showroom as possible.

Our lower level houses a guest suite that utilized the huge “men’s locker room” (we had removed the trough urinal…but left the gang shower!).  This room was large enough to divide into two spaces…like so…

Dark line down center is "new" wall

Dark line down center is “new” wall

We now have access to a private AsterHouse bathroom (more about that to come!) and a completely separate Smith family bathroom.  So in addition to planning the AHD bathroom, I had got to plan a new bathroom for my family!  So here was my inspiration for the design plan…


Here are the design boards…

bath 2

bath 1


I love the vintage vibe of the subway tile with very minimal, dark grout.  The pops of vintage brass are fabulous and I must have rich textures in a very light and airy setting!!  The aged “cement” floor tile is stunning…pre-aged, so it looks like it could have been here for a long time already!!  And who doesn’t need some green!  AHHH!!  This is one guest suite bathroom that I might have to sneak down to from time to time!!


So far the wall is in…and the shower is done…well, at least the subway tile and shower system.  The custom vanity has been designed and is almost ready to install….standby for updates!!


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