Hey there, I’m back with an update on the London Road Fixer Upper! After almost two years since my parents purchased this historic home the London Road Fixer Upper Bathroom Renovations are done!
If you’re new, here’s the backstory… two years ago my parents purchased this historic home that was built in 1906. When it was built it didn’t even have hot water! It’s just down the street from Duluth’s famous “Glensheen Mansion” and has views of Lake Superior. My parents are super ambitious and have renovated many houses over the years, but this is by far the biggest project they’ve tackled. They’ve definitely inspired my love of DIY and of old homes!
The only bathroom was in pretty dire straits. Actually the toilet was falling through the floor!
Pretty quickly my dad took out the falling toilet and rotten vanity and replaced the subfloor. Thankfully the original cast iron tub could be restored and was left in place! The replaced ALL of the cast iron plumbing from throughout the entire house with PVC.
Then my dad tiled the bathroom, I installed board and batten, and my mom did a LOT of drywall and painting! Doesn’t it look amazing?! The subway tile and basketweave tile both have the same gray grout color that matches the wall color of Greyhound from Pittsburgh Paints. The board and batten is Benjamin Moore Simply White. My mom refinished the tub using tub and tile paint the same way that I did in this post.
They went with really timeless fixtures that really felt like they could have been original. Just click on the images below for their sources.
Along with completely renovating this bathroom, they also added a second bathroom to the house! See this additional space at the end of the second floor landing with the built in dresser? My dad removed the dresser and built an angled wall here, creating an entire powder bathroom!
Here is a look into that new powder bathroom from the bedroom. He was able to keep the original window and used an original door and trim pieces he salvaged from other places in the house.
This powder bathroom is so small that I had a hard time getting a good photo of it, but isn’t it gorgeous? Again they carried the board and batten in here, but complimented it with a bold black upper and ceiling. Even though it’s small creating this second bathroom is really what this home needed.
Didn’t they do a wonderful job?! They’re planning on selling this house in the Spring and whoever gets it will be buying a gorgeously loved and restored home!
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Obviously not everyone is up for buying a dilapidated fixer upper and gutting it down to the studs, but I hope you can still be inspired by this post! Whether it’s adding some board and batten to a bathroom, painting a ceiling a deep bold black, or even just adding a pretty faux plant to a windowsill! Thank you so much for reading!