This week’s short story is a continuation from last week’s blog. Please enjoy!
Every room in your house should make an impact and show who you are. Your bathroom is no exception.
There comes a time when a bathroom’s life that its colors fade, its tub goes out of style, and its décor needs some serious updating. Our client had wanted to update the original design and was anxious to have a beautiful new bathroom she could be proud of. Susan wanted everything to feel bright and modern, but also classic.
Upon entering the original master bathroom, a walk-in shower and large soaking tub was at the far end of the room. The large tub, sitting below a large window, was the focal point. On the left side of the room were two short vanities with a makeup area, oversized wall-to-wall mirrors, and a cultured marble countertop.
Susan’s existing master bath was a good size and was fully functional, but the she felt the aesthetic needed a refresh to match the rest of her beautiful home. Along with a new look, Susan specified the need for more storage space. Susan didn’t want to change the floor plan or make huge structural modifications. She just wanted to make the room more functional. Her concept was to make a relaxing, tranquil space within the boundaries of the existing bathroom fixtures. The number of drawers, cabinets, and shelving may seem like minor details, but these are the types of things that impact the way you use your space on a daily basis.
Susan and I discussed the bathtub. And if I had a dollar for every bathtub question that I get from customers, I could single-handedly fund President Biden’s stimulus plan. Tub-wise, Susan didn’t want or need a humongous “you-could-throw-a-party-in-that-tub” bathtub. She just wanted something simple and fairly sleek, but still classic.
The existing vanity cabinet style was a typical thermofoil design with sinks integrated into the countertop, along with a sitting vanity area. I designed the room that included ample storage space with a more modern, timeless look to meet Susan’s needs, at the same time created the aesthetic style she hoped for.
The marble countertop was replaced with a stunning white quartzite and two rectangular undermount porcelain sinks. The seldom used seated vanity area was removed and replaced with a convenient stack of drawers. Two individual sculptural mirrors and beautiful decorative sconces added a touch of glitz and elegance. The brushed nickel finish wall sconces are a part of the Marette collection by Kichler.
Now the new gorgeous white cabinets, made by Aspect Cabinetry, provide eye-catching contrast against the soft blue walls and the new wood-look porcelain plank tile flooring. The paint is Sherwin Williams Blissful Blue SW6527. Satin nickel hardware and plumbing fixtures compliments the color selection and ties the design together.
We replaced the dated cultured marble soaker tub with a beautiful acrylic free-standing tub. Quite the upgrade in looks! I can just imagine Susan sinking into a sweet smelling bubble bath after a long, hard day. Nothing beats settling into a warm tub for an evening soak to relieve stress and soothe tired muscles. Soft paint colors and lighting, along with the hot water, I’m confident will provide Susan with a bathing experience that’ll rejuvenate her body, mind, and soul.
The freestanding bathtub and fresh new walk-in shower with a frameless glass enclosure are worthy focal points. The new master bathroom is absolutely stunning! The upgraded look, increased storage space, and improved functionality are exactly what Susan had in mind when she first met with me. What a blessing it is to be able to bring our client’s vision to life!
Once again, I am so grateful for our team of people who care so much about what they do. I’d like to recognize everyone that worked together on this project: Just Counters & Other Stuff’s very talented team, Ben Hanson and Tyler Mowatt, installed the cabinets. Aaron Shaffer installed the toe kick lighting and wall sconces. Imex Stone installed the beautiful countertops. Pucci Tile installed the sleek shower tile and flooring. Jamie from The Local Lighting Shop selected the stunning light fixtures. The plumbing fixtures and bathtub was purchased from Charlotte Plumbing.
This final project is beautiful, warm, and altogether dazzling. It has everything one can ask for in a luxury bathroom. It is simply breathtaking!
See you next Wednesday!