Traditional Bathroom Remodel – NARI WRA Award Winner
Traditional Bathroom Remodel
Our clients wanted a more contemporary traditional bathroom appearance for their upper bathroom. This was accomplished by removing the existing tub and adding a custom walk in shower in its place. Larger tiling was installed to the entire shower surround, floors and partially up the walls which further enhances the room’s look and achieves our clients desire for a spa-like bathroom.
This traditional bathroom remodel has indeed enhanced the room’s functionality. Removing the existing tub and building a custom shower with built-in corner shelves for toiletries which included a curb allowing for easier access into the shower area. The vanity width was changed to a slightly smaller furniture style cabinet. This created more space between the toilet and shower which helps with ease of movement within the new bathroom. The installation of a matching cabinet above the toilet adds more room for storage. We installed a vented glass block window which allows abundant natural light through the newly installed semi-frameless clear shower door, significantly adding light to this once darkened room.
We were able to enhance the look of the existing space with a number of beautiful features. The glass door cabinet and the wood framed mirror were custom painted to match the vanity. The bathroom remodel includes a rich knockdown texture on all of the walls and ceiling as well 13" x 13" Italian porcelain textured wainscoting. The same textured tile continues throughout the floor. A main feature of this bathroom remodel is the custom walk-in shower which features the same tile work that was installed on the walls and floor as well as accent tiles for contrast. The shower also has semi frameless sliding glass doors that displays the tile work of the shower surround at all times.
The attention to detail can be seen in the rounded furniture-style vanity with custom cut black granite which matches the toilet topper, glass door cabinet and mirror. The decorative plumbing fixtures, and towel bars are great accent pieces to the vanity and mirror. The shower door frame and vanity light are polished chrome to match plumbing fixtures. To contrast with the tile work within the bathroom and shower walls we chose tranquil colored 1" x 1" glass borders and marble corner shelves. The glass tile-work ties in well with the sliding glass shower doors. We installed a custom-built entry door and stained it to match the original wood work of the 1900’s style home.
The end result was stunning yet this traditional bathroom remodel posed some of its own unique challenges. Upon removing the existing 8' ceiling we discovered the original ceiling joists at ten feet were running in the opposite direction that we needed for venting our combination light and fan fixture. To solve this issue, we framed in a chase that was tucked within the original ceiling height so that the duct work would be able to exit out from the exterior wall. Tucking in the new frame work allowed us to maintain a uniform level ceiling while obtaining the maximum ceiling height for aesthetic purposes. The wood framed mirror and the glass door cabinets had to be custom painted to match the customer’s choice of vanity because this vanity did not come with coordinating pieces.
We were able to satisfy and exceed our customers’ expectations with the outstanding results of this new traditional bathroom while remaining within their budget. By giving the customer different options in regards to their product selections and setting predetermined allowances for all products and materials. There was a set amount allowed for spending from corner shelves to plumbing trim kits to remain within budget.