Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Secondary Bath Before and After

After view of subway tile bath surround with shampoo niche.

View of arched bath surround with complementary glass doors and vanity with mirror.

Before photo shows the boxy lack of style.
The secondary bath had quite a dramatic improvement from the "before" design.  The rooom was quite boxy with little architectural detail.  The tub was offset which allowed for an awkward "seating" platform.  This was never used for seating, but was a catchall for various bathing/shampoo products.  The framing for the glass doors intersected the window.

During the remodel, we framed the tub in symmetrically to the window and added an arch with overhead light.  The light is on a dimmer allowing for bright or dim lighting.  To keep the room bright, we selected white tile for the tub surround and set it in a subway pattern.  The pattern continues up the wall and through the arch.  The arched area outside the tub was tiled in a harlequin multi-colored stone pattern.  We used this same tile to line the shampoo/soap niche which ties the two together.  The floor is tiled in crema marfil and a marble slab which complements the tiles was selected.

The tub, sink, and toilet are white.  Walls are painted gourmet honey.  Fixtures are in polished nickel and the glass doors are arched to match the surround.  The vanity is alder stained in a midtone brown with matching beveled mirror.  Over the mirror is a three light fixture in polished nickel.

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