May 18, 2016

Dover Project Feature: CotY Award Winning Bathroom Remodel 2nd Place: $15,000 – $30,000 Category. Post 1 of 2

Dover Home Remodelers was recently honored with a NARI Contractor of the Year Award for our work on a quintessential 1950’s bathroom renovation. This first post in the two-part series details the project with before, during and after photos that demonstrate how we brought our customer’s design dreams to reality.

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The year was 1950-something, and clearly, pastels were all the rage: The original bathroom in this Fairview Park home featured a pink bathtub, baby blue wall tile and pink and blue floor tile. Our customers—who are first-time homeowners—looked to us for a total design overhaul to create a crisp, clean, masculine space that would better suit the husband’s everyday use and serve as the guest bathroom.

The homeowners had only two specific design requests: A custom tile shower (no tub) and a finished bathroom that blends the traditional feel of the home with their transitional design style. We accomplished that by using a more contemporary tile design paired with a traditional raised panel cherry cabinet.

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The sleek Navarro quartz countertop blended the two styles together very nicely. We also used 12”x 24” porcelain wall tiles, laid in a vertical brick pattern, instead of the more conventional horizontal pattern. This allowed for the linear tile accent to also run floor-to-ceiling, making the room look and feel larger.

The pale blue wall color tied in the tile accent from the shower and allowed just the right amount of color in an otherwise neutral, and decidedly masculine, room.

Next week, I’ll walk through our design selections and include more before and after photos of the finished project.

The Best Is Yet To Come,
Beth Orr Schroeder

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