Bathroom: Less is More
The customer wanted a complete overhaul of their master bathroom; what they currently had didn’t fit their lifestyle, their needs or wants. They wanted a room that had clean lines, created more space, and included several storage options. The light fixtures were dated and didn’t give the customer enough light were they wanted it. Also, the electrical configuration in the current space didn’t allow for enough outlets or fans. The shower was too small, dark and cramped. Flooring and cabinetry needed a complete redo. The customer had a bath tub they didn’t use and wanted it to be replaced with a needed seating area and more storage space. The door swung into the bathroom which closing off half the space when it was open. We came up with a plan to give the client exactly what they wanted in a new master bathroom space while respecting their budget and time frame. We demoed the bathroom, took everything out and started over!
The existing door was removed, and a 6 paneled pocket door was put in its place. Some duct work had to be moved to make this possible, but the customer loved the look and how it really opened up the whole room instantly giving the appearance of a larger space!
The tub was removed to allow for a new custom made built in bench with underneath storage. I had a custom bench cushion and throw pillows made up for the seating area to add some color to the new white space. A floor to ceiling custom built in cabinet with open shelving and drawers for more storage options was added where the tub used to be. The open shelves allowed for more pops of color in the room.
The old vanity was replaced with a new custom made, sleek lined vanity. To break up all of the white, I added a black quartz countertop for a striking clean lined color contrast. All of the hardware, light fixtures, 2 mirrors, towel bars, towel rings, hooks and faucets were switched to new pieces with a beautiful satin nickel finish.
We also chose a beautiful black and white basket weave Cararra tile for the flooring (main floor and shower). We chose white Cararra subway tile for the massive backsplash and shower enclosure. Inside the showe5 I had a beautiful black and white painted tile added to the wall of the shelf inserts to break up the white. A glass shower enclosure was installed in the walk in shower. This opened up the space and allowed for the tile work in the shower to be featured. By removing a wall in the shower and carrying the glass enclosure all the way to the vanity the client gained the large walk in shower that they wanted.
3 contemporary light fixtures were added above the vanity to give the entire area the light it needed. The previous single fixture could not sufficiently light the vanity area. This made the room dark and more than half of the vanity area virtually unusable. Three recessed lights were added through the center of the room (one being over the toilet area with a fan included). In addition, there was a shower light added with a fan to completely light up the once dark and cramped shower space.
I chose a beautiful soft gray for the walls and a complimentary white for all of the trim and new pocket door.