The New Loo
When she bought her 80-year-old house in Kansas, Simran Sethi knew the bathroom needed an environmentally minded makeover.
Simran Sethi's bathroom when she moved in.
The Bathroom Before
I'm not going to lie. When it came to purchasing my house, the bathroom was nearly a deal breaker. Eighty percent of my home was perfect—a reflection of the history and love that had been poured into the structure over 80-odd years. But the sole bathroom (and kitchen, which I will address later) had been neglected. The tiles were cracked, the tub was stained and the fixtures and appliances were what one contractor described as the equivalent of cheap beer. I knew that in order for me to feel comfortable in my home, I had to transform the bathroom with champagne upgrades on a table wine budget.