After: Calm, Spacious SanctuaryHomeowners Jessica and Greg moved into their new condo over a year ago, and they've enjoyed decorating it in a clean, modern style. But when it comes to their master bathroom, they decided to call in a professional. The room is cramped and there are a lot of things they don't like — the tub is obtrusive, the shower is dark and enclosed, the wall mirror is too big, the vanity is too short, and the fluorescent lights are ugly. They're dreaming of a calm, contemporary retreat with plenty of elbow room and lots of style.
This gorgeous Zen-like room no longer promotes claustrophobia. By raising the ceiling, using a furniture-style vanity with legs and running stone from the floors up the walls, this room feels so much more spacious. The subtle textures, soft lighting and organic, nature-inspired color palette all work together to create an extremely relaxing atmosphere.
Tiled WallThe rows of glass accent tile add to the sophisticated modern feel. To tie the look together, the finish on the two framed mirrors match perfectly with the wooden vanity.
Floors and CeilingDuring demolition, the homeowners were pleasantly surprised to find there was room to raise the ceiling height. Adding vertical space helps make the bathroom feel more light and airy.
VanityThe middle section of the vanity was raised up to define the two separate areas. Under-mount sinks and sleek faucets keep the look clean and streamlined. A piece of granite with soft lines and subtle texture tops off the vanity.
Kenneth's Tip: Stone creates warmth.
TubFor a unified look, the granite deck surrounding the tub matches the granite on the vanities. The faucets on the sink and tub also match, except the tub has a more industrial goose-neck design.
Kenneth's Tip: When purchasing a deck- or wall-mounted faucet for a bathtub, double check that it is long enough to reach into the tub.