A Master Bathroom Renovation from Soup to Nuts.

I was originally brought into this project to help with material selection only and wound up assisting these clients with their entire Master Bathroom renovation. The biggest issue was that the bathroom was long and narrow and expanding into an adjacent room was not an option.

Prior to my involvement in this project the idea was to keep the existing foot print except for removing a wall that dissected the bathroom unnecessarily. This would have given them a very long and narrow shower creating a galley effect.

Existing foot print with long narrow shower.

Once I proposed moving the sewer line and we learned it was a viable option, the new floor plan opened the room exponentially. Now these clients can enjoy their large 7’ x 5’ shower as well as a picture window overlooking their beautiful back yard. Their Master Bathroom now has good circulation, great natural light, and a vanity with storage complete with a custom hairdryer caddy which will serve them well for years to come.

Final Floor Plan once the toilet was moved.
Wall Elevation with two new windows.
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A Modern Family Room

This modern family room is a great representation of the way we live today. A multi purpose room that is used for watching tv, a children’s playroom, lounging, and entertaining. When clients ask me to assist them in kitchen renovations more often than not they want a design that opens up the kitchen to an adjacent family room and this project was no different. A wall separating the two rooms was removed and replaced with a Carrera marble peninsula creating an easy transition from one room to the next. Since the first phase of this project was the kitchen, the family room fabrics had to coincide. Another consideration was that space is used for entertaining both adults and children so the fabrics had to be sophisticated yet durable.  The white sectional sofa allows for optimal seating and is upholstered in a high performance Perennials fabric. For the drapery, a simple lightweight fabric was selected to allow for optimal light. A five inch Schumacher tape was chosen to line the interior edge of each panel along with a beautiful brass rod with lucite finials and rings. The rod added sophistication and glamor to this window decor.

 

The Master Suite snowball effect……

Sometimes all it takes is one little change in your house, like moving a piece of furniture or purchasing a new coffee table to make you want to change everything.  That one decision can have a snowball effect.  This project began as a Master Bathroom renovation and turned into so much more.  In order to transform the existing Closet and existing Master Bathroom into a more desirable space we extended the bathroom wall by one foot.   Those twelve inches taken from the bedroom lead to new paint, wallpaper, bedding, custom pillows and window treatments, better lighting, new bedside tables for added storage, a beautiful new carpet, and a brand new 55″ OLED television with a picture and sound system that would put movie theaters to shame.

The Master Bathroom was a complete renovation from the beginning.  Once the floor plans were finished that extra foot of space from the bedroom allowed for a double vanity with a custom Glassos countertop,  a small 1/2 wall for privacy next to the toilet, a heated towel rack, and a more sizable shower with custom niches to accommodate shampoo & conditioner bottles, etc.  The shower was designed with handmade ceramic shower tiles in three different textures, sizes, and colors to give it a sense of depth and interest.  All of this was done with a white grout to accentuate the beautiful detail of the tile.

The bathroom floor was also Glassos,  in the form of 12″ x 12″ tiles.  For the shower floor we used Glassos  2″x 2″ hexagon shaped tiles.  The final hard surface material feature in the bathroom is the custom Cyan Green stone wall above the vanity.  There is a lot of variation in the stone which makes the mirrored medicine cabinets really pop.   The sconce has a Brushed Nickel finish as does the hardware from Kallista.

With all of the hard surfaces in a bathroom a fabric window treatment is one way to soften the space.  The cornice and roman shades in both the bathroom and bedroom were a custom designed and a collaboration with Urban Loft Window Treatments.  The cranberry color throughout the bathroom and bedroom is a great accent to the various gray tones.  The end product is better than I had imagined when creating the floor plan.  What was once an ordinary bedroom with a full bathroom is now transformed into a stylish retreat worthy of “Master Suite” status.

Construction done by Duddy construction; http://www.duddyconstruction.com