Vintage Charmer

After several years in the home, our clients wanted a fresh new look for their outdated master bathroom. Our client desired a clean-lined bathroom with some added vintage charm. They wanted the look of marble, without the maintenance of natural stone. We used similar materials throughout but implemented various patterns, shapes, and finishes to create a visual flow connecting the tub/vanity area to the shower space. We maximized storage by adding organizational pull-outs on both sides of the vanity. Clean square under-mount sinks and a marble-looking quartz countertop were installed on the vanity. Polished porcelain marble look tile was installed on the floor & tub deck and within the shower to create a smooth visual flow.

The bright white cabinets and matching custom woodwork on the tub front added architectural detail and allowed the natural light from the windows to create an open and airy feel throughout the space. Classic white subway tile was used on the shower walls and real marble accents were added to the niche and shower pan. The closet was drywalled closed halfway and a custom closet organization system was installed. Soft gray walls and new recessed LED can lights brought warmth to the space. The result was dramatic, elegant, and timeless. New vanity mirrors, sconces containing Edison bulbs, chrome fixtures, and bath accessories added the final touch! The clients are thrilled with the end results and look forward to enjoying this classic bathroom for many years to come.

Vanity

Before

Expressed Needs of the Client:

  • Add “His & Hers” organizational pull-outs
  • Comfort height cabinets
  • Bright white finish
  • Quartz counters with the look of real marble
  • Get rid of dark & dated & add vintage charm
  • Chrome fixtures to add reflection and timelessness
    to the space

After

Conceptual Vanity & Tub Area Drawings

Tub Area

Before

Functional Project Enhancements:

  • Add woodwork detail to the front of the tub and custom paint match it to the vanity cabinet finish
  • Replace the tub with a deep soaker tub for relaxing
  • Remove the awkward bump-out at the end of the tub and make all one even surface
  • Cap the windows with maintenance-free quartz to match the countertop
  • Install marble look large format tile on the floor and tub deck

After

Shower Area

Before

Aesthetic & Innovative Design:

  • Install classic looking subway tile on the shower wall with real marble accents
  • Install marble look large format tile on the floor
  • Wanted a large soap niche
  • Multiple showerheads
  • Classic looking chrome fixtures
  • Tile up to the ceiling

After

Conceptual Shower Drawings

Closet

Before

After

Closet Drawing

After

Superior Craftsmanship:

  • Installed maintenance-free porcelain tiles on the shower walls and floor for ease and durability
  • Used Epoxy-based Fusion Grout with 1/16” grout joints giving the tile a clean look
  • Mitered all the corners of the tub & framed it in creating a more custom look
  • Hand bull-nosed and polished all the edges of the exposed tile to give it a cleaner look

Shower Niche & Wall Tile

Custom Tub Work

Challenges:

  • Hand bullnosing all the exposed tiles edges along the tub keeping the look consistent
  • Install marble look large format tile on the tub deck for minimal grout lines
  • Continuing a seamless look where the deck tile met the subway tile & the side of the vanity

Conclusion

The homeowners now have an elegant charming master bathroom that they can enjoy for a long time to come. Its vintage inspiration and clean lines will keep this timeless transformation a space anyone would enjoy. A beautiful new walk-in shower and deep soaker tub create an inviting space to relax and unwind in. The beautiful marble and porcelain tile work is bounced around the room and can be viewed from every angle. Lots of natural light and layered lighting create a bright and open space. Where most of this space was seldom used, or enjoyed, it is now a sanctuary. This master retreat is now both functional, elegant, and luxurious. Large porcelain tiles, marble accents, sparkling fixtures, soft gray walls, bright cabinetry will make this a special space for them to enjoy for many years to come.

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