Residential Bath Remodel 1
A full demolition was done in this 2nd floor hall bathroom. The client wanted to update the traditional 80's style and have a more contemporary feel. The space is a typical 5x8ft. space found in center hall colonials of the northeast. A marble like porcelain tile was used in a 13' square set on a diagonal for the floor. We continued the same tile, only in a rectangular shape, up the walls to the ceiling giving a feeling of spaciousness and height to the room. To add character we used a 3 ft hight band of glass mosaic tile all the way around the room. This makes the eye travel around the room adding to the feeling of space. A frameless glass shower door, in a double pivot style, replaced a dated shower curtain and also make the bath feel larger. In the previous design there was a 60" double vanity that had good storage but took up quite a bit of floor space. The client was not concerned with counter space so we replaced it with 2 console style vanities with integrated sinks. Because of the open leg design and base with shelf area, they allow storage while giving an uncluttered appearance. To compensate for the lack of vanity storage we removed the awkward linen closet door and installed floor to ceiling shelves for towels and utilized removable baskets to house the toiletries ect. The first cubby space provides a space for the hamper and keeping all the baskets the same color and texture gives unity. We added a casing around the opening to give the feeling of a built-in. In keeping with the uncluttered look we mounted frameless oval mirrors that tilt up or down. We finished off the window with an operable roman shade to soften the hard tile surfaces. Recessed ceiling lights including the shower area provides ample light.