October 28, 2022

Fresh Bathroom Reno Tips From Collective Studio

After years of sharing a closet-size bathroom and standing elbow-to-elbow at the mirror with her two school-age daughters, the owner of this midtown Toronto home enlisted Collective Studio’s Jordy Fagan and Alana Firestone to rework the cramped layout. She also hoped to find room, somewhere, somehow, for a second bathroom. “Our client wanted to create an oasis for herself and a separate bathroom for her daughters to be independent,” says Jordy.

After four months of planning and material sourcing, two months of construction began. Mom’s original bathroom was expanded and connected to her bedroom to create a proper (and blessedly private) ensuite. A tandem room at the back of the house, which is conveniently accessible from both girls’ bedrooms, was transformed into a shared bathroom for the kids. The bathrooms were designed to complement each other without being carbon copies. Muted colors and white oak vanities are the common elements, but the functions, and most importantly the moods, diverge.

Scroll down to get Alana and Jordy’s bathroom renovation tips!