Improved Style for Mom in 45 Square Feet

When Mom comes over, you want to ensure your home is looking its best. So in preparation for having her mom move into their updated in-law suite, this homeowner and her husband set out to make the basic and boring 45-square-foot bathroom something Mom would be proud to use.

To do so, they hired designer Leah Velzen, who replaced an unsafe shower-tub combo with an easy-to-access low-curb shower. Black-and-white porcelain mosaic floor tile adds a punch of pattern and coordinates with a new soft black vanity, black penny tiles for the shower floor and other black elements. Brass details introduce a touch of glam.