Several years ago my Aunt and I started talking about renovating her master bedroom and bathroom. Plans were drawn several different ways – adding on to the back of the house, the side of the house or converting one of the three bedrooms into a bath. In the end, the best designs for their needs was to add a master bath off the side of the house, adding 270 square feet to the home. The master bedroom floor plan remained the same with the exception of closing up one door to the guest bath and opening up a door to the new bath.
Next was the biggest challenge. Figuring out what the bathroom should look like – clean and crisp, warm and cozy – or all of the above. When I was first in the design world we would look through countless magazines for ideas for schemes and ideas. Now, Houzz is a great resource for any addition or renovation to your home or office. After gathering ideas, we decided to use white cabinets, a warm granite countertop, light floor and shower wall tile and plenty of light.
After compiling all our ideas we came up with the perfect design for the cabinets that would include space to store plenty of extra towels, a vanity for applying makeup, and his and her sinks.
Construction began, selections for the tile, granite and plumbing were made. The granite, Colonial Gold, set the tone for a warm color scheme while the porcelain tile for the floor and shower walls provided a light and crisp feel – just what we were looking for! A drop-in tub at the end of the space and a curbless shower and walk-in closet complete the bath.
Although the construction process took a little longer than anticipated, the final results were well worth the wait.