“I still can’t believe this bathroom is ours! I sometimes just walk into there to remind myself!” She said. Who wouldn’t love hearing those words from their customer? This bathroom was a thrilling ride, from the beginning to the end! So let me start from the beginning.
This was the original bathroom design and layout from when their home was first built. ( In 1990 I believe?) Although, livable and properly functioning (apart from the moldy crack growing behind the floor tile) the space just wasn’t aligned with the rest of their lovely home. Their kitchen invited you to an open floor plan with the dining room, which also was open into their living area. Their grand foyer and spiral staircase was the most welcoming and almost majestic introduction to their lovely home. They also revamped their flooring on the first floor which seemed to give the whole home a new, warm glow. As you can now imagine, this bathroom was beginning to feel a little out of place.
Our customers couldn’t have been more helpful. They handed me a list of “Must Haves” and another lists or “Likes” or “Wants” if the budget allowed. And I couldn’t have been happier for that in put. After our preliminary consultation, I decided it would be best to present to them 2 visual renderings with all their prerequisites. One option leaned towards a contemporary appeal with a floating vanity and walk in shower while the second offered a more traditional feel with white headboard lining the walls. As you can see from our final product, our customers took a bit from both contemporary and traditional designs! Together we created a lovely contemporary, yet classic and welcoming master bathroom that is sure to please the eye!
Things began to progress quickly! I use HOUZZ.com a lot with my customers. Houzz and pinterest can be GREAT 99.9% of the time. Sometimes, (I smile) Houzz can portray a design or look that simply isn’t in the budget, or can not be done. Thank God my dear husband is a contractor, because he is usually there to bring me back to reality. But, other times I can get pretty demanding and be adamant that there must be a way to design this. Our issue here was in the floor tile size and the necessary slope needed to drain our shower. We met with our tile installer on more than one occasion to see that we did everything in our power to keep the floor and shower floor as seamless (curb-less) as possible. This was a good challenge for me! Every new project has a steep learning curve!
In the end, of course, it all seemed to come together. They guys were busting their butts everyday. They paid close attention to detail and spared no expense when it came to cleanliness. (Living in a home with constant drywall dust is hard to keep up with!) Total time spent from demolition to completion was just under 3 months. (I also applaud our wonderful customers for surviving their bathroom in demo mode and using the kids bathroom the whole time!)
These customers were great. Not only were they kind enough to let me bring along my toddler to our in home meetings, but they were extra patient and enjoyable throughout the entire process. (And anyone who has been through a major home improvement like this one, knows that can create a challenge!) I loved every minute working with them and getting to know their sweet family.
I think we can now easily agree, this bathroom quickly became the jewel of the home. Let me breakdown for you the loveliness of this space, all of which I am extremely jealous may I add.
- Free standing Orlando, Barclay tub
- Wall mounted tub faucet with hose
- Heated towel rack on adjustable timer
- Curb-less walk in shower with glass panel
- Tear drop chandelier
- Floating quartz shower bench
- Accent niche above the tub with Arabesque tiles
- 12×24 limestone rendering porcelain shower tiles
- 6×24 limestone rendering porcelain floor tile laid in a herringbone pattern
- Pebble shower floor
- Giant accent niche in shower
- Recessed wall mounted medicine cabinet combo mirrors
- Classic style solid poplar wood vanity in white with soft close drawers
- Quarts solid surface on vanity
- 2 trench style porcelain undercounted sinks
- 2 chrome Moen, “Voss” vanity faucets
- 3 stunning 18″ tall matching sconces centered between mirrors
- 6 new recessed lights
- One new timeless master bathroom!
Few! I’m out of breath! Did I miss anything?
Now go check out those great photos! Taken by Tennison Photography I might add.
(Please read below for a full list of our vendors used in this project! Thank you for your help in project!)
Thanks so much for reading along!
Renovations by : Ryan Vatter Construction
Tile: Garden State Tile. GST “Flow” in Silver. 12×24 and 6×24
Solid Surface and Bench: Natural Stoneworks
All plumbing supplies, faucets, and tub: Thomas Somerville Co.
Vanity: Kitchen and Bathworks (New Jersey)
Tile Installation : Daryl Rudy, Rudy Tile and Marble
Sconces and Chandelier : Lamps Plus.com