Dated. Non-functional. Cave-like. These were the words the homeowners used to describe their master bathroom.

They turned to Dover Home Remodelers to create a light, airy space while working within the room’s original footprint, with a wish list that included a larger shower, a smaller tub and a vanity with built-in functionality.

The Bathroom before

While the bathroom had good bones—a dramatic high-pitched ceiling and beautiful skylights—the awkward layout, dated fixtures and dark brown tile made the room feel dark, heavy, cramped and uninviting.

Vaulted Ceiling Above Dark Tile Tub - Before PhotoSeparatate Toilet and Shower Area - Before Photo

Bathroom Counter - Before PhotoDark Bathroom Tile and Tub - Before Photo

The homeowners had referenced Houzz to gather design style ideas, which we used to establish the grey and white palette for the new bathroom. Our designer reconfigured the space, creating a grand-sized shower with a tub deck that extended into the shower to create seamless flow. A 3D rendering helped the homeowners visualize the concept.

Bathroom Shower and Tub Rendering

The Bathroom after

The new layout eliminated wasted space that had been consumed by the oversized tub, stairs and display area. Classic 4″x12″ subway tile was installed on the tub deck and extended into the shower to create an in-shower seat and a clean, cohesive aesthetic.

Beautifully renovated contemporary master bathroom

The shower with dual rain showerhead fixtures and a slim soaking tub became the focal point of the room. Glossy white subway tile with grey grout was used throughout with a contrasting slate grey tile on the shower deck. A clear, frameless glass enclosure on the shower made the room feel even larger.

Shower with dual rain showerhead fixturesSlim soaking tub with subway tile and grey grout

Dover removed the original small, cramped shower, making room for spacious floor-to-ceiling linen closets with pull-out drawers for lots of added storage.

spacious floor-to-ceiling linen closets for added storagespacious floor-to-ceiling linen closets with pull-out drawers for lots of added storage

The new his-and-hers vanity featured white shaker cabinets with sleek grey quartz countertops; a center-installed upper cabinet provided the storage needed to eliminate surface clutter.

Beautifully renovated bathroom featuring shower and soaking tub with skylights overheadHis-and-hers vanity with white shaker cabinets and sleek grey quartz countertops

Salon style cabinetry was installed to house curling irons and hair dryers, creating easy access and the convenience of staying plugged in at all times.

Salon style cabinetry with curling iron and hair dryer outlets built in

Combining different shapes, sizes and finishes of tile gave a fresh, unique feel to the grey and white color palette. We used 8″ matte grey octagon tile on the left wall of the shower with grey glass octagon tile in various textures inside the shower niches.

Matte grey octagon tile on the left wall of the shower, with grey glass octagon tile in various textures inside the shower niches

The end result was a fresh, functional, contemporary master bathroom with a designer vibe that completely exceeded the homeowners’ expectations.

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