It took years, but Rose and Sal Trionfo finally got a new bathroom in their East Meadow home. "When we bought the house in 1991, we weren't crazy about the bathroom," says Rose Trionfo, 52, a secretary in the East Meadow School District. Sal, also 52, is a lineman for Verizon. "It was dark, with wood paneling. We were always going to do it and then something would come up that was more pressing." Finally, a few months ago, a major leak made the decision for them. Though the road to renovation was long, it took only a few clicks of a mouse to determine the style of the new bathroom. Rose Trionfo clicked on houzz.com, where designers post finished projects, and saw a bathroom by designer Nanette Baker of Interiors by Nanette of Albertson. The bright, white and crisp bathroom was just "exactly what I wanted," Trionfo says. Total: $24,032 (includes Baker's $1,500 design fee) -- Sylvia E. King-Cohen
WALL TILE, $2,750. Trionfo says that getting rid of the wood paneling and going white makes the bathroom seem much larger. From Fiorano Tile, Elmont.
SHOWER DOOR ENCLOSURE, $959. A clear, updated shower enclosure was another way Baker created the impression of a larger room. From The Shower Door, Mineola.
LIGHT FIXTURE, $325. From lightinguniverse.com.
TUB, $539. From Davis & Warshow, Westbury.
CONSTRUCTION COSTS, $12,000. Work done by Pedro Riveras of Riveras Home Improvements, East Meadow. (May 2013)
VANITY and SINK, $976.
From Davis & Warshow.
TOILET, $398. From Davis & Warshow, Westbury. (May 2013)
FAUCET, $394. From Davis & Warshow. (May 2013)
SHOWER HEAD and TUB FAUCET, $613. From Davis & Warshow. (May 2013)
MIRROR, $225. From East Meadow Glass & Mirrors, East Meadow. (May 2013)
MOSAIC ACCENT TILE and RAISED BORDER, $1,343. Trionfo says this is by far her favorite aspect of the bathroom. “It is just the right pop of color,” Trionfo says. From Fiorano Tile. (May 2013)
FLOOR TILE, $1,341. From North Shore Tile & Stone, Roslyn Heights. (May 2013)
Bathroom makeover: Inside the newly redone bathroom of Rose Trionfo of East Meadow. (May 30, 2013)??Photo by Anthony Lanzilote
WINDOW, $278. The previous window was lower on the wall and took away from the couple’s privacy. This window takes up the same amount of room but affords both privacy and light. From The Home Depot, Westbury. (May 2013)
ACCESSORIES, $391. Includes towels, towel bars ($101, Davis & Warshow), towel ring ($57, Davis & Warshow), paper towel holder ($93, Davis & Warshow), soap dishes and dispensers ($140, Fiorano). (May 2013)