We wrapped up our #rossireno project a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share the details of this amazing transformation with you.
Our client came to us with dreams of a new master bathroom and one that didn’t resemble ANYTHING similar to what she had. It was old, had horrible lighting, and didn’t function well at all. She wanted the whole space to be reworked and her only requirement was that she wanted a bathtub. Other than that, she was good with however we could make the space more functional, and of course, pretty.
The EXISTING arrangement: lots of walls that created lots of awkward spaces, two closets, one vanity cabinet with one sink and a really old scary-ish stall shower. We knew immediately that it all had to go!
Given one big open space to work with that equaled to roughly 100 square feet and her requests, we considered a few different variations…pedestals vs. vanity cabinets, built-in tub vs. freestanding tub, tub/shower vs. separate units. What we ultimately decided on was pedestal sinks and a separate tub and shower. We also planned for recessed medicine cabinets over both sinks for additional storage. The tub would be placed between two built- in linen cabinets with mirrors above to help reflect the light and open the space even more.
The finishes would be light and bright – white plumbing fixtures with polished nickel trims, hardware and light fixtures.
The tiles we chose for the space would consist of marble floors, white porcelain field tile with marble accents and a penny tile mosaic for the shower floor and niches.
Demo day finally came, and just as renovations would have it, progress came to a halt as soon as it started. Upon further inspection, it was determined that the box in the corner could not go…UGH! I still really don’t completely understand, but it was the floor or something of the other room and if we wanted it to go, it would have to be re-built in the lower room. That wasn’t in the budget, so we just decided to work with it. Since it was located in the space where we were wanted a linen cabinet, it just became a false lower cabinet. I hated giving up that storage space for the user of the sink on that side of the bathroom and the extra mirrors over the linen, but that was the best option we had. We also then had to tweak slighty how those cabinets would look and function. Because of the depth of the box, we faked out the back of the upper cabinets to a more reasonable depth, and built the cabinets to the ceiling. That created a nice cozy nook for the tub and in the end, all was well.
A few shots DURING renovation:
We finally began to see the light at the end of the tunnel and after four months of renovation the bathroom is complete!
When asked what her favorite part about her new space is, she replied “the beautiful floors and finally having a bathtub! Calling it a “retreat” and “like a spa” she also says it’s the perfect place to unwind and end her day.
We have to agree that we are in love with those floors and can hardly believe the transformation from tiny little dysfunctional, dark spaces to one giant room full of light, storage and other luxuries. This project was a true reminder to us that you don’t have to have a huge budget nor tons of space to create a beautiful space.
Thank you, Lynette, for asking us to be a part of your bathroom renovation. We enjoyed every bit of the process and hope you enjoy it for many years to come!