We are thrilled to finally reveal the dramatic transformation within our Brookhaven Project! This project includes major renovations within the kitchen and primary bathroom. Although we're still waiting for the range and refrigerator, we were able to finish both spaces just in time for the Christmas holiday last year. Thankfully, the homeowners were able to rent a range and refrigerator to comfortably accommodate holiday meals. In the meantime, we're sharing the beautiful details within the primary bathroom. Read on to learn how we transformed a dated and over crowded space into a spa like oasis for these residents.
PHOTOGRAPHY: LAURA SUMRAK
The before and after's of this space are mind blowing! As we reminisce through before images, we're reminded of how powerful a coat of paint can be. The goal for this space was to implement a light and airy neutral foundation layered with natural finishes. We aimed for a classic aesthetic paired with modern finishes.
Without changing the footprint, intentional decisions and selections helped us deliver a serene, spa-like oasis feeling much larger than before. We removed the dated tub surround adding more space inside the shower, and we eliminated a cramped linen closet to extend the vanity; both allow maximum functionality on both sides of the bathroom.
We also closed in the dated opening next to the shower with beautiful French doors. This was the perfect location to add a subtle hint of color; we applied Benjamin Moore Iceberg #2122-50. The glass inserts allow the eye to keep moving passed this wall further enlarging the overall feel of the space.
For tile selection, we paired a beautiful Emser Tile mimicking concrete with the classic white Cloe from Alexander James. For subtle interest we chose 4x4 squares installed in a stacked pattern. Originally, we planned for an extended wet room on this side of the bathroom, but after much thought we revised to an open freestanding tub, and we are thrilled with the results. We chose to extend the tile around the tub for an elevated finish. We love how the tile surround now hugs this wall.
The architecture throughout this home leans more traditional; however, the wife wanted to integrate modernized elements. The extended vanity, antique champagne bronze plumbing fixtures, and hardware add an elegant warmth to this overall neutral space; however, the modern shape of the fixtures further compliment a blend.
The sourcing ceiling height dramatically enhances the overall feel of this bathroom, and we made sure to accentuate this within the shower surround. We framed elongated vertical niches to maximize function and visual weight. Continuing the Cloe tile within the niches provides subtle depth and interest. The multi-functioning shower heads and extended glass enclosure give these clients a true spa-like experience.
The existing linen closet was tight and cluttered; therefore, we chose to push through it to include a floor to ceiling storage cabinet. The new and improved vanity provides ample storage space as well as much needed visual interest on this wall. We're drooling over the symmetrical balance between the mirrors and sconces. We sourced 42" tall mirrors to fit on this wall. Just above is a drop ceiling concealing ductwork; therefore we weren't able to raise the ceiling as we originally planned.
We chose to flank the mirrors with 3 wall sconces for an elegant sophisticated finish. Thanks to a dimmer switch, these homeowners can set the light exposure to their existing mood. From romantic moments to full on makeup prep, these sconces accommodate all of their needs.
We couldn't be happier with the results within this bathroom transformation, and we are on the edge of our seat excited to share the kitchen with you. Stay tuned friends, you won't want to miss this one.