Whenever our clients talk about remodeling their home, the bathroom is often in the first place they look. Bathrooms tend to be powerful in both effective day-to-day routines and resale value of a home.
While bathrooms must be focused on functionality, today’s bathrooms are also designed so that attractive plumbing styles, beautiful tiles, interesting lighting, color and lots of storage are also incorporated. A bathroom design (especially a master bathroom) creates a direct impression about your lifestyle. If a bathroom does not appeal to a prospective home buyer in just the right way, then the chance of making the sale is drastically reduced. More importantly, if you don’t love the space you use each morning and night, the environment can affect your mood and your daily routine. And that is why after 10-years of living in our home, we blew up our own master bathroom.
While the layout wasn’t an issue, the cabinet quality, dated tiles and leaking plumbing highlighting a trickling showerhead, caused us to make our move and incorporate some of our favorite products that we have designed or specify for our own clients every day. You know that when your plumber is excited about re-plumbing your bathroom, you have made the right decision.
When we moved into the house over a decade ago, I let my husband select the tile to be installed and we kept the original plumbing to save on cost—our first mistake. We use these fixtures every day and we have paid for it mentally ever since. So as you will see in before and after shots, we blew up the shades of travertine and brown glass tile and moved to our TileBar Blue My Mind in Nautical Dream for our bathroom wainscotting. It creates interest and you can’t help but smile when you see its bold look. The wainscotting also provides the perfect back drop for the beautiful Crossville Tile in Retro Active 2.0 Snow Blind found on the floor and shower walls.
Signature Hardware’s Eaton Acrylic Freestanding Tub in white sits pretty at 71″ long and has plenty of room for two. I love the quality and the affordability of Signature’s products, including the Cohen Linear Shower Drain in brass, found in our walk in shower.
It wouldn’t be a “real” project in my home if we didn’t include Sherwin Williams paint in Swiss Coffee for our walls and crown moulding! The shade works so well with our home and coordinates beautifully with our Hunter Douglas Polywood moisture-resistant shutters. A ready-made Restoration Hardware vanity was used for cost and ease of skipping a custom cabinetry step. The multiple storage drawers paired with the white and glass apothecary cabinet works perfectly for us.
The jewelry of the space is all about Brizo and their Levoir Collection in Luxe Gold. Its modern look also gives nod to the traditional which is ideal for our 1945 home. The faucetry and coordinating accessories complement the Circa Lighting Large Gale Pendant designed by Thomas O’Brien that hangs over the tub, not to mention the Serena and Lily ceramic stools and Pottery Barn jacquard anchor linens that dot the space.
So not only did we “fix” our lackluster bathroom features, we created a more luxurious space that reflects our true style and personality for years to come.