Part two of our Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award showcasing features our 2017 Miami Valley CotY Residential Bathroom remodel winner $25,000-$50,000.
The homeowner of this modest master bath had visions of grandeur and elegance when she selected her materials to finish her new bathroom. There was no additional square footage to be spared to enlarge the bathroom so we “visually” opened it up.
This bathroom is super small and tight with a 24” vanity and toilet right next to each other. The old, existing materials dated this room terribly. It was definitely time for a change.
All new materials and an updated color pallete made all the difference in the world in giving new life to this small bathroom.
Old wallpaper can make any room look bad and in this case, it just made this bathroom depressing. We also needed to utilize every inch of space for storage that we could spare. It was time to be smart in planning this remodel.
A cabinet was placed over the toilet to maximize every inch of storage. Heavy glass shower walls visually opened up the space so that the additional cabinetry didn’t overwhelm the room.
Before the remodel, the homeowner had free standing furniture pieces to provide more closed storage and more countertop.
Larger scale corner cabinets that went all the way to the ceiling allowed all small items to be stowed away. The countertop could be used for decorative items rather than a catch all for toiletries.
The original shower was a small, square room with obscure glass on the door, which alienated you from the rest of the room. The feeling inside this shower was very closed in and confining.
This solid wall separated the toilet and vanity from the shower. It did serve a purpose to hold the toilet paper and towel bar, but we felt it was worth removing to open up the room.
With the heavy wall gone, the room seemed to double in size visually! A beautiful tile design adds interest for the entire room, not just the shower.
The old shower pan was really showing wear and age. The carpet on the floor was also hiding a multitude of issues of water damage and mildew.
A new mosaic tile on the shower floor added visual interest and that detail was repeated on the wall. The smaller tiles created texture for a non-slip surface and a proper curb created a water tight shower.
Our client preferred a handheld shower because sometimes they would introduce a portable seat. The problem was that there was no way to secure the handheld to a better level when seated. They literally had to hold the handheld shower head when seated.
We located the trim lower than typical and positioned the handheld shower head on a slide bar, so when needed, everything was reachable from a seated position.
In a shower of this size, every inch matters, and having all the products needed on a pole and taking up valuable square footage, was a problem that needed to be addressed.
A recessed niche into the stud cavity was a much better use of the space and created a place to hold all the bottles, soaps and brushes for this homeowner.
This project is a true testimony that material selections make all the difference in the world with how a project finishes out in the end.