Spa details and beautiful materials make this bathroom sparkle.
Designer Joan Suzio, LEED AP, owner of a Decorating Den Interiors franchise in Libertyville, Illinois, carefully melded together different tile patterns by creating three major focal points in the remodeled bathroom—a beautiful wood vanity with matching mirrors, a curving tub, and a walk-in shower with bench, all with the glamor of a Hollywood flick. She unified the remodeled space more with the romantic ocean-blue paint color.
Actually, a leak in the shower wall hastened the remodeling timing. My clients are tall, and the low sink height caused back problems; the shower was very small; the lighting was dingy, and the whole space was thrown together with the cheapest possible fixtures. It just was not working.
Creating a spa-like space, especially a bigger shower, within the existing footprint. We laid everything out to the inch and measured many times to be sure all would fit!
Initially, we wanted to do a curbless shower, but that was not possible. We could not do pocket doors as desired because of plumbing placement, so instead, we did a bi-fold French door that took up minimal space.
The biggest surprise were joists that were 24" on center! We had to reinforce the floor for the tub. Thankfully, the tile designer had chosen mosaic tiles for the floor; she said larger tiles would have cracked with the floor supports.
Attention to lots of little details like the toiletry niche, body jets, big bench in the shower, and even a couple of feet more space made the client so happy in this space. Other gems are the rich variation of the marble tiles, custom mirror frames, faucets, and heated floor, plus a wall-mounted TV!
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