Gina and her growing family have been living in their Fort Collins, Colorado, home for seven years. Built in 1907, the 1300-square-foot home was beginning to feel cramped so Gina decided to reinvent her historic home to give it a more modern feel while still retaining its vintage charm.
“We decided to add a second story for kids’ rooms and a bathroom, and gut the entire first floor so we could have more living space,” Gina says. “We wanted more open space instead of the many small rooms of our modest Victorian.” With the help of the design/build team from High Craft Builders, the couple added three bedrooms and a bath, changed the first floor bath to a powder room, and redid the kitchen, family room, and dining room. For the kids’ bath upstairs, Gina wanted something retro yet clean and modern looking.
“I liked the idea of schoolhouse lights for the entire kids’ area,” she says. “This light is classic yet a bit playful which seemed right.” Gina chose the 3-Light Schoolhouse Vanity Light in a Satin Nickel finish for over the trough sink. This fixture is part of our Discount Barn Lighting Collection which offers customers a way to update their lighting without breaking their budget. The Schoolhouse Vanity Light offers more than 24″ of lighting to provide plenty of illumination over the sink. The look is classic 1920s with the three opal white schoolhouse shades.
“I was going for a young, cute kids’ bath that was functional for a one and five year old, yet sophisticated enough for them to grow into,” Gina explains. “The industrial, double trough sink felt perfect for the design direction as it was very important to us to pay homage to the age of our house. I loved the idea of bringing schoolhouse lights into the bathroom.”
Gina also installed a Norwood Bath Light in matching Satin Nickel near the tub/shower combination. This vintage wall sconce has an upscale but traditional feel. Gina is happy with her selections and how they marry a cleaner, modern look with the history of her home.
“We love that they provide plenty of light where we need it in a stylish retro/modern way!”
Photos courtesy of the homeowner