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One Room Challenge: Outdated to Oasis Bathroom Remodel from Tanna by Design WRITTEN BY TANNA EDLER | PHOTOGRAPHED BY NIC ASTON

T

HE SPRING 2021 “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE” is a

supportive and enthusiastic event held twice a year, with Better Homes and Gardens as the official media partner. It is not a competition; rather, it’s a celebration of creative and inspiring ideas. As a guest participant, we entered a bathroom remodel and shared each step — the good, the bad, and ugly — with everyone on Instagram. We challenged ourselves, our clients, and our trades to complete this primary bathroom remodel as quickly as possible! Our client’s wishlist included a steam shower, an optional bathtub, a coastal vibe, and extra storage. With our floor plan layout, the best space for the steam shower was directly in front of the large picture window — which also was the only source of light in the room. We decided to use this location, remove the existing window, and replace it with a transom. Then, we creatively opened the space with a glass exterior door and one more window over the toilet, illuminating the whole area. We did not have room for a bathtub, but we took advantage of the new exterior door, poured a concrete slab outside, and added a hot tub. We were also able to add a tower to the new custom vanity and a custom hair salon station in one of the cabinet drawers. What was dark and drab is now a fresh and inviting coastal spa. From the pebbles on the shower floor to the added starfish accents, it looks as if a cool sea breeze is consistently flowing through the room. Most importantly, the client was blown away by the final product. The result is the vacation oasis our clients had always dreamed of —  now in the comfort of their own home! See more work by Tanna Edler at tannabydesign.com and follow her on social media at @tannabydesign. 

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