Hands down, reveal day is (mostly) everyone’s favorite day on any project. Everything is sparkly and new, the colors are pristine, and it’s hopefully enough to convince the homeowner that the time, effort, and expense were worth it. When I started in construction twelve years ago, one of the first and best pieces of advice I received was that the hardest part about building a house was finishing it. This still holds true and is accurate when it comes to remodel/restoration work as well. Reveal day is the ultimate destination and while getting there isn’t quite half the fun, there are points which are thoroughly enjoyable.
We just completed a stunning master bath remodel, complete with some fabulous accessories and add-ons. The homeowners were incredible to work with and had the best taste. When they purchased the home, it was with absolute intention to gut this room.
Her preferred colors were bright and crisp, a freestanding tub was on the wish list, and we had to find a way to lose the column and make the shower larger.
The existing vanity had seen better days and needed a layout rework, so we ordered a custom piece with a plan for a pull-out drawer to store this heart-stopping accessory (ladies!).
It allows for hair tools to be PUT AWAY HOT. This is a game changer in the morning and your counters will thank you.
If you know me, you know my love of tile removal. I had scheduled a block of time to take up the floors here but was able to put the chipping hammer away after a few popped as though they had been hot-glued to the floor. I couldn’t believe my luck (or the terrible original installation job) but this floor came up like nothing I’ve ever seen before….and probably won’t see again.
A close second to reveal day (in my mind anyhow) is the day the counters, sinks, and faucets are installed. The homeowner opted for quartz in this space and it is beautiful.
Finally, the after photos. She opted for what remains our calling card (custom built vanity tower) and at the last minute, we created these framed mirrors with sconce cutouts using her original builder-grade mirror.
While we were working in the home, we also installed new carpet in the master bedroom and closet, painted the master wing, and completed a master closet refresh including a custom-built packing island that will make your jaw drop. The custom walnut top is scheduled for installation on Monday and I will share the after photos next. You might never see your closet in the same light again.
This project is almost a wrap and the homeowners made it very enjoyable. As always, we’re grateful for the opportunity to work in someone’s home and transform such a significant space.
Finally, if you were expecting an update on the Harper, it’s in the works. We had a few holdups at the frame and HVAC stages, but she’s coming along and she’s gorgeous. The custom kitchen shipped yesterday and I am beside myself to see how the white and navy blue combination will look. Please check back soon for photos and fixture selections. In the meantime, she'd like to say hello...