How do you get more than you could ever imagine in your remodeling project? Bring an interior designer into the mix. This advice rang true for these homeowners, whose initial ideas for their master bathroom remodel were turned on their heads once they hired professional help.
Original bathroom: “Large tub, small shower” describes this typical 80’s design of the original bathroom. Built in 1989 and located in the Glen Cove neighborhood, the homeowners were prepared to remodel. “We knew we were going to have to remodel the master bath when we bought the house,” said one of the homeowners. “We decided to do it now so we could enjoy it before we sell in a few years.” A vaulted ceiling gave nice light to the room, but the huge tub took up too much space. “My wife would sit on the floor and put on her makeup in the closet door mirror,” said the homeowner. Creating a more functional space was high on the priority list.
Design Process: At CaseIndy, all designs are placed into a 3-D modeling program that allows homeowners to gain a better understanding of what their new space will look and feel like. “The 3-D renderings were very helpful during our design phase,” stated one of the homeowners. “In our minds were not picturing moving the toilet. Once we saw it on the 3-D model, we were sold. It allowed us to have the extended vanity, which is one of our favorite things. We were surprise at how much could fit into the same space.”
Final Design: “Removing the unused garden tub allowed us to give the homeowner the functionality they needed in their master bath,” said the Designer. “We were able to expand the original shower footprint out toward the master closet, essentially doubling the length of the shower. By moving the toilet toward the window, we were able to expand the vanity, giving the homeowners a makeup area and more counterspace. The warm grey tones added to the open feel of the already airy space.”
“The glass tile was a hit right away, and led the color scheme,” said one of the homeowners. “It was the 3-D design that made us get the white countertops. We kept trying other colors in the program and did not like them as much as when there was no color chosen (therefore white). We ended up with the speckled white sold surface which works well.”
The shower wall tile in 12’ x 24” Happy Floors Setai Silver laid in a vertical pattern accentuates the ceiling height. The Louisville Tile Glass Slate blend tile in Smoky Mica provides a beautiful feature on the shower wall, and highlights the dual niches.
Bringing the glass tile into the vanity backsplash helps tie the opposing walls together. Maple cabinetry in a Dulce finish grounds the room, and is complimented by the solid surface countertops in a Pebble Frost color. Chrome fixtures complete the modern twist to the space.The unusual placement of three vanity mirrors framed by four sconces evolved through the budgeting process. “Custom mirrors were coming in over budget, so we went with the three mirrors and we love it,” said one of the homeowners.
Attention to the details gives this master bath its fully finished look. From the bullnose tile along the glass backspash, to the wall tile placed under the shower threshold, these homeowners were thrilled with the little touches the carpenters brought to the design.
At CaseIndy, we firmly believe in the value of good design. Time and time again we have clients tell us that the design process helped them achieve a space that ended up being even better than they were imagining. Through a collaborative effort between the design team and the homeowners, this happy couple is now enjoying a master bathroom that exceeds their expectations.
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