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Bathroom makeover: from tired to modern

MEDICINE CABINETS, $486 (for two). From Baldwin Kitchen

MEDICINE CABINETS, $486 (for two). From Baldwin Kitchen & Bath Designs.
(May 2012) Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

The bathroom in Mitchell and Jane Weisbrot's Merrick home had taken a beating with their three sons sharing it."The bathroom was old and decrepit," Jane Weisbrot says of the 1965 house where Mitchell, a financial planner for families with special-needs children, grew up. "There were holes rusted in the sinks, the towel rack fell off the wall and the bathtub drain was broken." A stay-at-home mother of 14-year-old twins Scott and Brett, and 11-year-old Eric, Weisbrot says she was determined to create the modern space of her dreams, including having square sinks. "I worked hard to find just the right things," says Weisbrot, whose color palette was white, bronze and brown. Because it is a smallish bathroom, she says she wanted to add punch to every aspect of the room. Total: About $16,600. -- Sylvia E. King-Cohen

BEFORE.
Photo Credit: Jane Weisbrot

BEFORE.

WALL and FLOOR TILE, $1,671. Because of the
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

WALL and FLOOR TILE, $1,671. Because of the dramatic look of most of the walls, the wall at the sink is more neutral. From Cancos Tile & Stone, Westbury and Merrick.
GLASS ACCENT TILES, $1,427. These were used on one wall as well as a running accent at the sink and shower area. From Ideal Tile Gallery, Lynbrook.
TOWEL BAR, $49. From faucet.com.
ANGULAR DOOR HANDLE, $36. Weisbrot says this is one of her most exciting finds. From handlesets.com.
MISCELLANEOUS CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, $491. From Baldwin Kitchen & Bath Designs ($317) and faucet.com ($174).
CONSTRUCTION FEE, $6,923. Work done by Mipat Construction, Bethpage.
(May 2012)

QUARTZ COUNTERTOP and VANITY, $2,895. Weisbrot says the
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

QUARTZ COUNTERTOP and VANITY, $2,895.
Weisbrot says the counter ($1,314) sparkles when the light hits it and complements the dark wood of the vanity ($1,581), both from Cancos Tile & Stone.
(May 2012)

SQUARE SINKS and FAUCETS, $539 (for two). Includes
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

SQUARE SINKS and FAUCETS, $539 (for two). Includes the Moen 90 Degree collection sinks ($229, for two) from Baldwin Kitchen & Bath Designs; and angular faucets ($199) and roughing ($111) from faucet.com.
ACCESSORIES, $166. One twin prefers liquid soap, the other bar soap. So, the bathroom has both. Accessories include a square soap dispenser, a square soap dish, a square tissue holder, a wastebasket ($136, all from macys.com) and a rug ($30, from Bed Bath & Beyond, Westbury).
(May 2012)

MEDICINE CABINETS, $486 (for two). From Baldwin Kitchen
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

MEDICINE CABINETS, $486 (for two). From Baldwin Kitchen & Bath Designs.
(May 2012)

SQUARE PEG ROBE HOOKS, $66 (for three). From
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

SQUARE PEG ROBE HOOKS, $66 (for three). From faucet.com.
(May 2012)

SHOWER FAUCETS, $374. It includes a hand-held shower
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

SHOWER FAUCETS, $374. It includes a hand-held shower faucet, a Delta Dryden rainfall shower head, a tub faucet ($173) and diverter valves ($90), all from Baldwin Kitchen & Bath Designs, Baldwin; and roughing ($111) from faucet.com.
SHOWER CURTAIN and SQUARE ROD, $79. Curtain ($27) from walmart.com; and curtain rod ($52) from overstockdeals.com.
(May 2012)

ANGULAR TUB, $813. From Baldwin Kitchen & Bath
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

ANGULAR TUB, $813. From Baldwin Kitchen & Bath Designs.
(May 2012)

TOILET, $391. From Baldwin Kitchen & Bath Designs.
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

TOILET, $391. From Baldwin Kitchen & Bath Designs.
(May 2012)

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