Sometimes there is a space in your house that functions fairly well, but it feels…boring, outdated or worn out. The plan does not need to change, but an update would make a big impact. This was the situation for our latest project. The bathroom was dated with a jacuzzi tub that took up a lot of space that could be better used for a larger shower and more circulation space. The plan functioned well for the owners except they wanted a larger shower and an updated, less “vanilla” look. So off to the tile shop we went!
The owner liked slate tile, but did not want to go crazy with it. So we went with a larger neutral field tile on the walls and the floor. (Rox Dust in 12″x24″) Slate is on the floor of the shower and used as an accent stripe around the entire bathroom. (Copper Rust Slate 1×1 and 2×2)
We kept the original cabinets for budget reasons, so they were in the mix when we were selecting the granite (Alaskan White) and tile. We also used the original mirror because it makes the space look even larger. A frame was added to the mirror to give it more weight.
The sinks give the vanity a totally different feel from the original under counter fixtures that were removed.
The lantern is just what the space over the tub needed to complete the composition. Removing the Jacuzzi tub and its surrounding enclosure made a big impact by allowing us to enlarge the shower and reduce the area needed for a tub.
Shelving in the shower is also slate.
Goodbye 90’s brass…
A glass door is the finishing touch.
We also replaced the counters, sink and added back splash in the kitchen.
Tile that goes from counter to ceiling makes a dramatic change in the feel of this space.
Sometimes and update is the game changer. Do you have a dated, boring worn out space in the home you love?