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A Serene Master Spa

After having remodeled their kitchen, and two other baths in the home, the master bathroom was the last on the list of rooms to update for this couple. The existing bath had a small sink area with his and hers sinks and then a pocket door into the main bath which housed the tub, shower and commode. The main problem was the outdated look of the space, which was rather dark and dreary, and the giant unused whirlpool tub which took up more than its fair share of the footprint.

white and gray spa master bath

To brighten the space, we used a pallet of soft gray porcelain tile on the floor and ceramic subway tiles on the walls. Carrera marble and nickel plumbing brighten the room and help amplify the sunlight streaming in through the existing skylight and vaulted ceiling.

white and gray spa master bath    white and gray spa master bath

We first placed the new freestanding tub on an angle near the window so that users can take advantage of the view and light while soaking in the tub. A new, much larger shower takes up the other corner and delivers some symmetry to the room and is now a luxurious, useable and comfortable size. The commode was relocated to the right of the new shower, so it is visually tucked away. The existing opening between the sink area and the main area was widened and the door removed so that the homeowners can enjoy the light from the larger room while using the sinks each morning.

white and gray spa master bath    white and gray spa master bath

A step up into the tub/shower area provides additional interest and was a happy accident and solution required to accommodate running the plumbing through the existing floor joists. Because the existing room felt quite contemporary with the vaulted ceiling, we added a run of crown molding around the top and a chair rail to the top of the tile to provide some traditional touches to the room.

white and gray spa master bath

We think this space is lovely, relaxing and serene and are so honored to have been chosen by these wonderful homeowners to help provide them with a relaxing master bath sanctuary!


Warmth and Style

A small island housing a large cooktop, a refrigerator that was cumbersome to access and outdated materials were some of the original features of the space. Luckily, the existing space was large with a great view into the beautifully remodeled family room. The goal was to use the existing footprint but to rework the space in a way that was more functional for their lifestyle.

traditional kitchen with island

We first eliminated the bay window and breakfast table from the equation, which made room for a larger island that is used for daily, casual meals. This change also allowed for a longer run of cabinetry and appliances along the main wall, a larger window over the sink, and makes the kitchen feel much more spacious.

traditional kitchen with large island

This decision to eliminate the bay also helped connect the kitchen to a new outdoor enclosed sun porch that was part of the project. In addition, the opening to the existing dining room was widened to make it feel a part of the overall space, and the refrigerator was relocated so that it was more convenient to the cooking area.

traditional white kitchen with gray island     white traditional kitchen

The room has a very traditional yet homey feel – the combination of white inset cabinetry, a gray island, and a wood-toned desk area with contrasting countertop materials gives the feel of pieces collected over time. The beautiful and thoughtful details in this room are what make it interesting, including the custom range hood, unique mullions at the glass cabinets, and many other details such as the bead board, corbels and bunn feet at the desk area, along with beautiful ceramic tile backsplash and the homeowners’ collection of canning jars giving the space a very personalized feel. The homeowner did a wonderful and thoughtful job of carefully considering which details were important for her to personalize the space, and it shows in the end result.

desk area in traditional kitchen white kitchen with gray island

This kitchen is uber-functional as well and features a 48” professional refrigerator, induction cooktop, steam oven and bar sink. Specialty storage such as pull out pantries, wine storage, waste pull outs and a large appliance garage keep everything organized and in place. A large desk provides a spot to work each day with more than enough space to spread out. The island seats 3-4 people for casual daily meals, and the new incredible enclosed porch connected to the kitchen also has casual dining space for 6, along with a large seating area and fireplace. This and the larger opening to the dining room will make a wonderful setting for many future gatherings.

outdoor porch with fireplace enclosed porch with seating