Revamping a 60-Year-Old Bath
Interior designer John Kelsey describes the decision-making process behind a six-week gut remodel of an old bathroom in a Dutch colonial home.
Synopsis: Interior designer John Kelsey describes the remodel of his 1960s bath, a $56,000 project that was years in the making. The article includes a list of the original bathroom’s shortcomings and how each of these design flaws was solved in the remodel, an explanation of how the decision-making process evolved over the course of the project, and a rundown of products used in the updated bath.
Our 1917 Dutch Gambrel house might be likened to the cobbler’s barefoot kids. Though we are interior designers, home projects often take a back seat. Renovating our second-floor family bath was on the list of deferred projects for far too long. That changed about a year ago, when our firm, Wilson Kelsey Design, was selected to be a member of the DXV (an American Standard brand) 2018 Design Panel. As a thank you, we were offered our choice of bathroom fixtures. It was…