So very excited to share the details (and reveal photos!) from the master bath remodel that is just wrapping up. The homeowners were a pleasure to work with and had the best taste. They knew exactly what they were looking for - when I initially walked the job, they had prepared a PDF document containing three images of the desired shower style, tile, and vanity. Those photos ruled the job and I’m pretty pleased with not only the final outcome but the similarities between the images as well.
This is Day One:
The frameless shower glass enclosure is on order and vanity light bulbs are in my truck (which has a lot to do with the lighting in these photos) so I will post more images once those pieces are installed and the light is a little better.
There was substantial demolition required, and the client wanted the bulkhead over the vanity to disappear and provide a clean, seamless look for the “new” wall. All of the tile had to come up, the old vanity and granite came out, and the plumbing had to be reconfigured to allow for the new style and features of the fixtures.
The shower was enlarged and we added an LED light fixture as well as a rain shower head coming from the ceiling, a slide bar, body sprayer, four body jets and the frameless glass enclosure.
Where the outdated tub was, a freestanding lion foot tub was installed with a wall-mount faucet and body spray wand. A chandelier was installed over the tub where there had not been a light fixture previously.
The double vanity with center tower was custom built to the owner’s specifications and replaced the in-wall medicine cabinet that was an eyesore and provided little storage. The vanity color was matched to the subway tile to eliminate a possible contrast between the shades of white. The oil-rubbed bronze hardware is carried through the bath, from the door handles to plumbing fixtures to cabinet hardware. The chrome feet aren’t to the owners liking, and will be replaced with bronze ones as well.
The granite was honed on site and a piece was crafted as a saddle to create a threshold between the bathroom and master bedroom.
These light fixtures wouldn’t have been possible without the removal of the bulkhead and while it presented a challenge, I’m so glad we were able to obtain the look in the end.
The tile work was significant – subway tile, cement-look floor tiles, a honeycomb mosaic on the shower floor, and bullnose and pencil accent pieces were carefully installed with epoxy grout to inhibit mold growth.
The closet was painted and tiled to match the bathroom, giving the entire large space a cohesive feel. The color is Fashionable Gray by Sherwin Williams and shows as a very pretty gray with hints of lilac.
Finally, in my version of "Who Wore It Better" here are the three images I used to guide the project. I would love to hear your thoughts on differences, similarities, or how I sourced material using *only* photos...
If you’re contemplating a bathroom remodel and like what you have seen here, please contact us for a consultation! We can complete all aspects of the job and would love to be part of your project. Check back for final images coming soon…
Hard to believe another week has gone by and it’s (almost) mid-May already. Fairly certain the teachers aren’t crying themselves to sleep over this, if their weekly countdown is any indication…
I’ve been busy working on a number of projects including replacing a few large pieces of flashing, mortar repair (exterior as well as at the interior fireplace), a tile replacement caused by a plumber (not mine!) dropping his tools, and a master bath remodel that is halfway complete and will be featured here soon. This is the floor tile selected by the client, which was my first hint that they would be incredible to work with. I've not been disappointed ;)
The prints for my new build in Quail Valley are almost complete and have taken a very different turn from what’s featured on the Current Projects page here. While there’s plenty to like about the home pictured, it felt at odds with the lot and the neighborhood and I just won’t fight a bad feeling or try to force a plan to fit if it just doesn’t. I should have some images and a description up on the site in the next few weeks and as soon as the rendering is complete, the home will be listed for sale. Through this process as well as many remodel consultations, one question comes up with frequency – how do you know? How do you know the roofline is right? How do you know the kitchen layout will flow properly? How do you know the colors will work?
HOW DO YOU KNOW?
Sometimes, I don’t. In this world, certainty seems to be vanishing at an astonishing rate and very little feels permanent. For a control junkie like me, this is terrifying and has the potential to lead to absolute decision paralysis. But the flip side – and there’s always a flip side – is that *most* things can be fixed. Not always easily, perfectly, or cheaply – but just as lumber goes up, it can come back down. Tiles can be broken; grout can be dug out using a pencil. Hardwood planks can be torn up and the glue scraped up only to be replaced with new, perfect pieces. Walls can be repainted, holes can be patched, light fixtures can be relocated. I’ve had the pleasure of working on many of these “fixes” for clients lately and can tell you with absolute certainty that it always feels impossible until it’s done.
I love bold colors but shy away from using them in my own home. There are some gorgeous kitchens out there featuring rich shades and while they are lovely and intriguing, I’m not sure they are a fit for my personality.
Half measures however, might be just the thing in this case. Plus, if it’s an absolute fail, all that has to be remedied is the island. Glass half full, right?
That said, which projects are you contemplating? Do you have something around the house that just isn’t right – either as a result of someone’s mistake or simply not to your taste? Or something you’d love to do but require a push to move forward? Please get in touch today for a no-pressure consultation – you’ll be glad you did.
*All photos courtesy of Houzz