Can you see the pink tile? I can guarantee it is all still there. This remodel is probably one of the best examples of “Green Remodeling”. The remodeled areas involved a bathroom, bedroom, and laundry room. I was contracted for portions of this job dealing with the tile, glass, and carpentry. An interior designer took care of paint, and flooring contractor did the hardwood install.
Back to the pink tile. The countertops in the bathroom and laundry room, as well as the tub/shower surround were all pink tile. The cabinetry in the both the bathroom and the laundry room were the typical oak cabinets that had a yellow coloration that we all are familiar with. A typical remodel would have involved hundreds of dollars in dumping fees and thousands of dollars in labor to tear everything thing out, plus even more to purchase all new fixtures and tile to be reinstalled. Instead, with the direction of the designer on colors, we gave the rooms a much need face lift.
A faux finish of paint was done over the stained oak cabinets, giving them a fresh new look. As for the pink tile, a cement based plaster veneer was placed over the tile, giving the look of a solid surface. New shower doors were installed on the tub enclosure, a new shower trim kit was installed on the existing tub/shower valve, and a new sink and faucet were set in the bathroom countertop.
In the bedroom, the carpet was removed for hardwood flooring installation, and the closet was converted into climate controlled wine storage.
This approach to remodeling saved the owner thousands of dollars, was done in a fraction of time, and a great example of “green” remodeling. For my portion of this project (I didn’t remove the carpet), less than 200 lbs of debris went to the landfill.