This Hall Bath is Straight Out of The Great Gatspy!

Today we reveal our Hall Bathroom update from our recently completed Fitzgerald Condo Remodel! The hall bath is just across the hall from the guest bath, and this space, much like the main bath, was one that required some major creative thinking.

We knew we wanted to replace the counters, sink, lights, and mirror, but we weren't quite sure how far we wanted to take this space. The original bath had this funky honeycomb hex tile in the shower and a honey-toned basketweave tile on the floors. Should we work around those? Go for a complete gut? Save the shower? Keep the floors? All options were on the table.

Hall Bath Before

My first thought was to keep both the floor tile and shower tile and replace everything else, since, while not in the color tone I'd prefer, the style of each was on-trend and great quality. Plus, as I've mentioned before, tile can get expensive!

The problem was, these two tile choices were fighting with each other hardcore. Similar to mixing patterns, when you mix different tile shapes and patterns together, you want to make sure you vary the scale of your tile so they don't fight with each other. The hex and the basketweave were so similar in size and color that instead of complementing each other, they clashed. I couldn't figure out how to keep both and create a happy bathroom.

Original Floor & Shower Tile

At some point, I decided if I could get rid of just one of these tiles, I could solve the design dilemma. Early on in the project, we decided to replace the wood floors throughout the condo. While I wouldn't recommend real wood floors in a high-traffic full bath, the shower in this space would be used very rarely, so I was comfortable with this as an option. As soon as I tapped the idea to run the wood into the hall bath, the design came together fairly quickly.