I could fill an entire book with the funny stories, quirks and psychology that come with sharing your home online. Putting photos of some of the most private spaces in your life on the Internet can be daunting, of course, but how people choose to curate and handle that is different from family to family. But I’ve found that people universally tend to leave out their bathrooms more than any other room. Perhaps it’s because no one really loves looking at toilets or maybe it’s because it’s one of the last areas to get an upgrade, since it’s one of the least public areas of a home. So when I got a chance to revisit a home tour from three years ago and check out a previously unseen bathroom, I was sold.
Steve and Kalah Kren shared their 1905 farmhouse with us back in 2012. They renovated a few spaces right away, but several rooms, like this downstairs bathroom, had to wait to get their moment in the spotlight. Steve and Kalah wanted to tackle this project with a pro, so they hired designer Kirsten Grove to makeover their space. Their tiny downstairs bathroom was gutted, with the walls knocked down and a totally new tub, tile and sink added. I love how clean and simple the new space feels. It’s the sort of fresh start I love in a home and Kirsten chose great finishes and fixtures to give the room a modern feel. Click through to read more about the makeover and Kirstin’s design details! xo, grace