This project began as many do, with a basic master bathroom. The vaulted ceiling helped to give the room the illusion of space, but the corner tub platform and adjacent shower stall consumed most of the floorplan. Our clients were ready to take their space from humdrum neutrality to fun and full of personality!
As you can see from the before photos, the finishes of the existing space were warm but bland. The floorplan left much to be desired. The bathtub not only took up excessive space but was placed directly in front of a window that faced the entire neighborhood. Although our clients seldom used their bathtub, they kept the shades drawn for privacy’s sake, eliminating the only source of natural light from the room. The dark cabinetry and vanity did provide double sinks but lacked adequate counter space or storage for two people.
During the design phase, our clients decided a straightforward layout, emphasizing a large, open floorplan. In place of the rarely used soaking tub, they chose to allocate more space to their shower and to create a private toilet room. By creating a private toilet room and moving the shower away from the window, the overall space felt more private. This allowed us to incorporate a second window into the design, providing more natural light and giving the room an even larger appearance.
What is unique to this project are all of the contrasting elements: vibrant details add subtle modern appeal, while plenty of cool colors and natural textures provide the comfort and warmth that comes from a traditional farmhouse space. Together, they create a balanced, personality-filled design, perfect for a master bathroom.
The first thing to draw your eye is the custom double walnut vanity, complete with Caesarstone tops and warm brass accents. On the opposing wall, a second make-up vanity was designed to provide additional space to prepare for the day. The vanities offer plenty of storage, which allows our homeowners to keep those Calacatta Nuvo Caesarstone countertops clutter-free. The brass accents and sconces dial up the warmth and modern flair of the space.
The new configuration of the master bathroom left our clients without a linen closet, so we created space within the design for additional storage. This custom built-in linen closet from Glenbrook Cabinetry does more for the room than hold towels! It brings a touch of color to the private toilet room, while additionally elevating the farmhouse appeal with charming rustic cutouts.
The new glass-enclosed shower is double the size of the original shower stall. Complete with a Caesarstone bench, warm brass plumbing fixtures, and mini herringbone blue gloss tile, the shower incorporates accents from the rest of the bathroom together into its overall design.
Our client’s mundane master bath is a thing of the past, and their new space is full of personality and charm that is sure to have them smiling from the start of the day to the end.
The master bathroom wasn’t the only room we worked on during this renovation. Originally, our client’s mudroom doubled as their laundry room. At 70 sq. ft., excluding their built-in cabinetry, the room felt tight. We helped them create a laundry room adjacent to their master bedroom, on the second floor, which not only freed up their entryway but provided them with easier access!
After choosing decadent Hydraulic Black tile for their mudroom flooring, our clients wanted to include special space for their furry companions. A new inconspicuous pet wash station takes up minimal square footage, but assures that muddy paws stop in the mudroom!
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Master Bathroom Product Details: Floor Tile: Twinkle 4, Manufactured by LiLi Cement tile, Shower Floor Tile: Mini Herringbone In Carol Blue Gloss, Manufactured by Terra Bella. Distributed by Devon Tile & Design Studio | Cabinetry: Glenbrook Frameless, Designed and Manufactured by Glenbrook Cabinetry | Countertops: Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo, Distributed by McGrory, Inc | Lighting: Acme Wall Sconces, Distributed by Bright Light Design Center