While gray still remains all the rage, not everyone is comfortable with the cool tone… and certainly we can expect it will become time-stamped with the current decade. Anything that is wildly popular at a given moment in time is more prone to becoming dated in the years ahead.
Most importantly, it is key to “know yourself” and this client does. She inherited a grey marble-floored bathroom, otherwise dated with poured marble countertops, non-functional cabinets and an odd assortment of chrome and shiny brass fixtures when she purchased her townhome. Not a slave to trends, she announced that she hated the gray marble, so wanted her floors replaced along with everything else with the warm tones that comfort her and define “her home”.
Other goals were to enlarge her itty-bitty shower, create more storage, eliminate water closet doors that were barely navigable for a normal human and create a “spa-like” feel in her own master bath.
We accomplished her goals starting with a warm-toned, natural limestone in various shapes and sizes on her bathroom floor, shower walls and tub deck. A multi-toned glass mosaic used for the vanity backsplash and as a shower and tub deck accent picks up on the colors of her granite selected for its appealing movement. A tall stained maple vanity cabinet with three large drawers for storage and a to-the-ceiling linen cabinet replaced her old storage-unfriendly cabinets. We enlarged her shower, stealing space from her master closet, for which we compensated with a better closet design. We eliminated the toe-stubbing bench and replaced it with shampoo cubbies inserted into her shower wall. The frameless shower glass helps visually enlarge her shower further. Finally, the deeper tub, ceiling mounted rain-head and removable shower head all contribute to a spa-like experience without leaving home.