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Bathroom Sneak Peak – Before & After

Forgive me blog-a-verse, for I have failed to post.  It’s been 100+ days since my last post (Yikes!).  I took the summer off.  Between design projects, a  wedding, honeymoon, etc…writing for the blog felt a bit overwhelming.

Enough excuses – I am rejuvenated for fall and I cannot wait to share more of my inspiration and project progress.

The following are progress photos for a master bathroom remodel in Piedmont that I am working on.  Please note, we are not finished as final inspection is this week (fingers crossed).  So pleased by the progress, I invite you to take a look…

Before photo looking into the master bathroom.  A little background, my client purchased this very charming home 1940’s home in Piedmont this spring knowing that she wanted to immediately renovate the master bathroom and kitchen.  The master bathroom is part of an upstairs addition circa 1980’s.

As a first time home-buyer, my client wanted to update the bathroom within the footprint of the existing space.  It is not the largest master bathroom so the goal is to make it appear as large and bright as possible.  I recommended to take away as many of the walls that create a barrier to the light as possible.  My client had a wish list as well – double sinks, subway tile, glass tile accents, and stone flooring.  Her design aesthetic is modern and clean.  Because this is a charming older home the design concept developed into a more classic style while incorporating modern touches that works well for both my client and the house.
With  careful planning we opted to remove the wall between the vanity and toilet area and remove an old linen closet next to the shower to allow for a larger shower.   After the presentation of materials and contractor selection the project was underway!
Here is the master bathroom as it looked this past Friday.  By removing the extra wall you can now see the window from the doorway.  This change in conjunction with the glass shower enclosure allow the light to play throughout the bath more freely.
Perhaps the biggest challenge in planning and sourcing was to find a double vanity that had the right measurements and proportion to fit between the window and the wall while still allowing medicine cabinets to line up with the sinks for extra storage.  I considered hanging one large mirror above the vanity to accommodate for the tight fit, but ultimately searched to find the right vanity that could align with medicine cabinets.  Keeping value in mind, I sought readily available retail solutions.  This one came from Restoration Hardware.  Fittings are Kohler.
The shower is now much larger and spa-like.  The client fulfilled her wish list for this shower – a bench, niche, and the materials that she loves so much all within budget.
I look forward to sharing the finalized project photos with you after completion!  So far, the client is thrilled and I couldn’t be happier with the improvements to the space.
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