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Before and After Bathroom Transformations Costing $50,000 to $120,000

Previously, we highlighted some of Lorla Studio’s past bathroom before and after transformations in the $30,000 to $50,000 range, and now, in part two of our bathroom renovation series, we will look at some before and afters of larger bathroom remodels. These projects were larger in scale, scope of work, and budget, with clients spending between $50,000 to $120,000 on these renovations. 

Before and After: Saying Goodbye to Beige Tiles Everywhere

So long, beige tiles, and make way for antique limestone flooring and handmade zellige (terracotta) wall tiles. This large Washington, DC, primary bathroom got a luxurious head to toe renovation, which included changing the location of the water closet and altering shower footprint. This room was part of a larger project, but all-in costs land somewhere in the $90,000 to $120,000 range. The price tag is high, but the finishes and fixtures are second to none, plus the large footprint, at 215 square feet, merits a higher price tag.

We were able to source a beautiful and unique antique limestone flooring, that we paired with a striking floor to ceiling handmade terracotta tile called zellige. Zellige tile is Moroccan in origin, has been around for centuries, and provides a beautiful dose of organic luxury to any space. The rest of the walls had a clay lime finish hand-applied by a local artisan, which are a beautiful backdrop to the large soaking tub, Waterworks fixtures and a state of the art Toto spa toilet. This is not your typical bathroom, but a beautiful spa-like experience dreamed up by us, and created with a team of craftsmen and experienced builders. It’s on par with luxury hotel bathrooms at resorts like the Four Seasons! 

Before and After: A Timeless, Warm, and Luxe Bathroom 

Next up is a stunning before and after of a bathroom renovation we completed in Bethesda, Maryland. This now timeless, warm, and luxurious main bathroom is almost unrecognizable in the before photos. It was in desperate need of an overall; not only was the large footprint poorly laid out, but also, certain elements were not up to code. Our lovely clients invested around $80,000 all-in to walk-away with a marble clad double shower, floating vanity, and brighter bathroom—thanks to our idea to introduce a window in the shower where there was previously none. 

As with most of our projects, we approached the design strategically, crafting a look that balances warm, natural materials with a smart layout and a mix of modern and timeless components, reflected in the Waterworks floating vanity and polished nickel fixtures, respectively. One takeaway: If you have the space and budget, double showers are an incredibly indulgent and fun touch! 

Hot Tip # 1: Lighting is an essential component in the success of a space, and there is no prettier light than natural daylight. If you have the space and budget, look to install windows and/or skylights whenever possible. They make rooms feel larger, more pleasant and peaceful, and you will always get a good return on this investment. 

Before and After: Designing a Luxurious and Organic Retreat 

We transformed this dated and dark primary bathroom in one of Washington, DC’s, most charming neighborhoods into a luxurious and organic retreat. 

Livable luxury is something we do often, and do well. What does this mean, you ask? Its spaces are rich in natural materials, and full of elements that are elevated yet approachable. Think marble floor tiles that invoke images of the ocean and water, textured walls, wood accents, and pops of metallic silvers or golds. The walls throughout this bathroom are covered in a hand-applied Tadelakt, an age-old Moroccan wall treatment that is not only beautiful, but is also durable, water resistant, and very low maintenance. The artist who applied this finish trained in Morocco for over a decade before bringing his craft back to the states. We love collaborating with artists to execute our designs, as they bring a niche expertise to every project providing our clients with a one-of-a-kind, boutique space. 

In this bathroom, we sourced a rustic wood vanity to pair with the minimal finishes and color palette throughout. The gold fixtures and accents provide a dose of luxury, while keeping the space interesting and bouncing the light around. The price for this bathroom was around $80,000 all-in, including radiant floor heat and a steam shower system, spa-like touches that should not be overlooked if you have room in the budget. 

Hot Tip # 2: Furnish and decorate a bathroom as you would any other room for a designer-like end result. Think of fixtures like furniture: if you can remove, walls do so. This means opt for a floating tub instead of a tiled-in tub when space allows, seek vanities that have legs and breathing room, and make sure your lighting adds a touch of whimsy to the space. 

This range of beautiful bathrooms exemplify the type of one-off, luxurious and unique results you can get when you hire an expert to dream up a space that transforms your home. We absolutely love designing bathrooms, and hope to work with you on the design of your bathroom—contact us today to book an initial consultation or hire us for your full scale project


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