Too Much Tile…

Who thought these words would ever come out of my mouth? I’m typically a tile fanatic, but when it comes to 1980’s Southwest tile on the mirror, bathroom vanity, walls, tub front, and shower walls – It was just too much! Beyond that, for being a fairly large bathroom, the space totally lacked funtionality. The oversized tub was practically enclosed by walls, the toilet was extremely visible, and the bathroom was accessed via both a family room and a bedroom closet.

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Due to the scale of the bathroom and the awkward enterances, we felt we could reconfigure the space slightly and make it more functional by cutting off a the right side of the bathroom near the family room enterance and making a formal powder room instead by adding a second toilet and sink. As a result, the remaining space felt much more narrow and longer, but also became more functional. Now this bathroom acts as a second master suite with only one enterance, plus the large walk-in, travertine, tiled shower offers a much more luxurious space vs. the old walled-in bathtub!

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A beautiful oil rubbed bronze rain shower unit was added to the new walk-in shower. A custom glass enclosure helped to highlight this unit, the tile, and the second glass window that was hidden by walls before! Due to the narrowed space, we did a small set of drawers in the center with a wood apron front on each side to minimize the depth and hide the plumbing mechanics for the two elongated vessel sinks above them. Oil rubbed bronze faucets, tumbeled travertine floors, and mirrored frame mirrors (From HomeGoods… Always the best place to find mirrors!) helped to complete this elegant and traditional space – With just the right amount of tile.

To see all the AFTER photos from this project and all of the sources, please click here to go to the Happy Valley page. If you see one of the sources high-lighted, you can click it and it will take you directly to the site for purchase!

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