The bathroom before was pretty much a blank slate. The lower level of the house seems like it was finished at a later date from the main level originally as well, since the style was vastly different from upstairs (you can see the whole before tour here).Curved crown mounding and traditional raised panel cabinets were far from the sleek flat front kitchen cabinets (which even though we removed we re-used in my studio because they are gorgeous!) and the clean lines in the architecture upstairs.
There was also a ton of that faux wood 80’s wood paneling on all the walls. When we first moved in, the carpet had all been removed so we were left with the carpet glue on the subfloor and 12×12 builders grader tile in the kitchen and the bathroom. We did renovate the downstairs kitchen as part of phase one so when we were taking up the tile we just carried on in the bathroom, not really anticipating it would take us another two years to finish that one off,but here we are! And like most renovations, when it’s over all is forgotten. (Except maybe how we hosted many guests and they had to bathe in a stained tub that leaked and their bathroom had no flooring. ha)
Anyway, in this bathroom we called back in our GC Ayers construction and removed the fiberglass alcove tub, vanities and all the faux wood paneling so we were left with a blank slate. I wanted the bathroom to feel like a boutique hotel, and make up for the guests that put up with the half renovated bathroom, by giving them a thoughtful space that feels like special retreat.
It is my first time getting to use my own “quarterline” line of door and drawer fronts for Semihandmade on a bathroom vanity (the Ikea Godmorgon vanity, to be exact with a little extra flair) so this install feels even more special. I’ll share the step by step on that next, but it helped to inspire the entire room. I used one of my signature colors from my line “desert grey” and had it color matched at a paint store for the walk color. I also found the perfect shade of cement tile called “dry sage” from villa lagoon tile.
Like I mentioned, I used Delta Faucet fixtures throughout in their Champagne Bronze finish. I love that it is a warm metal but isn’t too blingy, like a polished brass, so it is perfect for anyone that wants the warmth but is too wary of going with a gold finish. The Trinsic® sink faucets have clean modern lines so the marble backsplash detail really shines. And how about that rain shower head?
The clean lines of the Delta® freestanding bath help to open up the space in comparison to the alcove tub that was there previously. And we installed a ceiling-mounted shower head so in the case someone does want a shower, you can pull the curtain. It’s a modern take on a traditional claw foot tub, which I love set against the checkerboard pattern.