CLEVELAND HOME DESIGN & REMODELING: Primary Bath Renovation With Built-In Tub – Part 2

August 31, 2022

Spa-Like Primary Bath

In 2022, natural, spa-like surfaces and serene aesthetics are leading trends in bathroom remodeling—and this primary bathroom renovation hits right on the mark. Open, airy design, clean lines, sleek surfaces and lavish natural light create a relaxing, upscale vibe. It’s exactly what these homeowners wanted in their new primary bathroom space. 

In our last blog, we focused on the bathroom’s updated layout and the new oversized shower. This week, we’ll move on to other areas and elements of this owner’s bathroom renovation. But first, here’s a look at where we started—and how we finished. 

The primary bathroom before & after: 

bathroom before makeover          bright white bathroom

The Updated Primary Bathroom Vanity

The old bathroom space had grown tired: dark cabinetry and surfaces and poor lighting made the vanity area feel cave-like. 

dark and outdated vanity

We gave the space a complete refresh, while helping the homeowners stretch their budget.

They decided to paint their existing vanity cabinets and drawers white. We installed granite surfaces in Caledonia to match the shower. Built-in organization features like rollouts and bins make excellent use of the space for everyday functionality. Undermount Kohler sinks provide a sleek, uninterrupted surface area for a clean look. And Moen faucets, hardware and light fixtures in brushed nickel finish complete the double vanity’s upgrade.  

updated vanitygranite vanityUpdating the Primary Bathroom Built-In Tub

The old Jacuzzi tub in the owner’s suite bathroom was big, bulky and inefficient. The homeowners wanted a more stylish, sleek built-in soaking tub to flow with the updated shower design. 

outdated bathroom tub outdated tub          outdated tub with register vent

We designed the new soaking tub as an extension of the contemporary, open shower. The homeowners chose a Kohler Archer drop-in tub and selected Moen fixtures in brushed nickel to match.  

shower tub combo


To create harmony, shower tile selections are on repeat: American Olean tile in Sunset Falls continues from inside the shower to wrap the tub base and deck. Emser tile in HANGAR is the accent. 

new tub integrated with showerTo give the new bathroom improved lighting, we installed can lights throughout the space. For durability and beauty, we used 100% waterproof  Mannington Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring Legacy in white with grey, 12” x 24”. The new flooring stretches from the main bathroom into the linen closet and separate toilet room.  

new bathroom

The old builder-grade bathroom is gone! The new primary bathroom has a soothing, classic vibe — a timeless style that beautifully reflects the owners and provides the ease and functionality that makes the space a pleasure to use every day. 

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If you’re looking to update your bathroom space, take a look at our portfolio for more inspiration. We’re here to help!  

Angie Hambach