"Relaxing Retreat"

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Remove and renew everything!  Top on our clients’ list was having a solid surface countertop with dual integrated sinks and replacing the bathtub with a barrier-free walk in shower out of solid surface granite or quartz material. 

One main factor that frustrated the homeowners is that this bathroom consisted of a tub, no shower. A tub they never used.  Instead of a tub that just took up space, the owners wanted a shower that they could walk into consisting of a ‘grout-less’, surround product.  Thus, we changed over (the unused tub) to barrier free shower encased by a glass and framed wall screen.  

From the photos you can see that this was a very small bathroom with very limited storage, counter space, and only one vanity sink.  A double-sink vanity, allowing a sink for her and a sink for him, was a definite addition they desired and one we designed/installed in their new master bath.   Plumbing was rerouted for their new ‘his and her’ dual vanities.

The bathroom was old and dated and did not reflect the couple’s more contemporary taste.  The design encompassed an open shower concept (no door) with a zero threshold shower design, giving this small bath a much larger feel.

To generate more wall space in the homeowners’ adjoining master bedroom; a new arched doorway was fashioned for the clothes closet off the master bath. 

We used thin slab granite to create a slick contemporary look and bring natural beauty into the design. The river rock mesh used on the shower floor was continued throughout the bath further adding to the open feeling. The new double sink vanity did away with the knee space that was wasted and solid slab door cabinets were added.   We floated a wall cabinet above the counter to add valuable storage. We used the thin slab granite as a backsplash above the matching granite countertops to maintain the flow of clean simple lines, bringing the entire room together.

When I presented the wife the ‘finished’ photos of their project, she teasingly exclaimed, “Gosh, I wish I had a master bathroom like that.  Oh that’s right, now I remember, I do and I absolutely love it!!!

Simply renewing this one room of the home, made such an impact on the rest of the home.  All the various touches from the pebble floor finish to the modern-day cabinetry and lighting compliment and work better with the décor and scope of the entire home. 

Summary 

Remove and renew everything summed up clients, Mark and Mary’s desires for their decades old, out of touch master bath. 

We modernized the space with beautiful maple cabinetry, a natural granite countertop and a barrier-free shower surround with a heavy glass wall partition.

 A slick contemporary look created by clean, simple lines brings natural beauty into the design.

Radiant heating, concealed under the river rock shower floor, continues through the entire space providing warmth and feelings of openness.  This stunning bath now treats the owners to a Zen spa-like experience within the comfort of their own home. 

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