Use Jenn Todryk’s Expert Advice To Break Up Builder-Grade White Cabinetry

Use Jenn Todryk's Expert Advice To Break Up Builder-Grade White Cabinetry

Use Jenn Todryk’s Expert Advice To Break Up Builder-Grade White Cabinetry

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When it comes to remodeling bathrooms, HGTV’s Jenn Todryk comes up with some clever plans to maximize space while minimizing expense on her show “No Demo Reno.” In an episode called “New Space for Newlyweds,” she tackles a bathroom makeover that does just that by swapping out a bathtub for a large shower with dual shower heads. She then replaces the old shower stall with cabinetry for extra storage space. Not quite pleased with the effort, however, she gives a thumbs-down sign and remarks, “It’s like a wall of just white cabinetry.” Quickly regrouping, Todryk comes up with a solution: switching out two of the doors for ones with glass.

Todryk says, “I just feel like the top could use a little pizazz. You know, hardware, towels folded up nicely, maybe a little plant, more for, like, show.” To stay on budget, she removes the top two solid doors and exchanges them for glass doors. The net increase in cost was just $50 and the result was so worth the extra time involved to add warmth to this white bathroom.

How to make this work in your home

Remodeled bathroom with open cabinet

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If you’re planning a bathroom remodel, think about how you can follow Jenn Todryk’s lead and add additional cabinetry that is both decorative and useful. Common sense dictates doing this in higher cabinets or those in out-of-the-way spots since you don’t want to risk a knee bump breaking your glass. Discuss your cabinetry goals with your remodeling professional when you’re getting started for the best outcome.

Like the look of cabinets with glass doors but don’t plan on remodeling? You can still glean inspiration from Todryk and swap out solid upper doors or long doors for ones with glass. This option is called cabinet refacing and you can do it yourself by purchasing replacement doors and painting them to match your cabinets before switching them out. If that’s beyond your DIY skill set, or you like the look of frameless glass doors even more, you can hire a pro to do the job for you. Add baskets for storing items that tend to be messy looking and ceramic jars to hold essentials like cotton swabs and hair clips. Towels neatly rolled can also be displayed behind glass. It takes a bit of effort, but the visual result can be well worth the effort as Todryk found out.

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