Several times a year we highlight a job from start to finish, giving you a first hand view of the whole process including the challenges and solutions involved in renovating the space. Below is a brief walkthrough of our most current featured project.
The outdated bathroom with its sunken tub, turquoise fixtures and wallpaper was ready for a makeover. Dover Home Remodelers gave the room a facelift and a fresh start that includes a double vanity, heated floors and an oversized step-down shower with dual showerheads and beautiful custom tilework.
As our second renovation project for this homeowner, the Dover team created this updated, sleek master bathroom – featuring gorgeous, custom tile work and a fabulous walk-in closet.
The homeowner’s existing bathroom had a Jack-and-Jill configuration, sitting between the two front bedrooms. It had a large sunken tub, cramped layout and outdated fixtures. The homeowner wanted to create a true “master” by closing off one entrance to the bathroom and re-imagining the existing space to create a private, well-appointed bathroom retreat.
There were a few challenges in the master bath, mainly the roof line being lower over the tub area (which would become the new shower). In order to gain adequate head room, the shower had to be built as a step-down. The existing tub area had two large windows that the homeowner wasn’t sure she wanted to part with, as she has a beautiful view of her small lake. Plus she did not want to lose the natural light. She had considered glass block but decided on awning windows from Pella® that allow both light and ventilation.
The homeowner knew she wanted marble—so that’s where the selections process started. We choose dark grey 12″ x 12″ for the main floor (Bardiglio Scuro Honed Marble), installed on the diagonal and added a Schluter® Ditra Heat mat. The same 12″ x 12″ in white marble (Bianco Carrera Honed Marble) was used in the shower, straight set on the walls and diagonal on the ceiling.
The shower floor is a marble penny tile (Mod Dots Mosaic Honed Marble) and a decorative tile was used as a vertical stripe on the long wall (Italian Carrera Mosaic Rhomboid with Nero Dot). The accent tile is edged in Schluter metal trim to offset the pattern. Once the floor and shower tiles were selected, we knew the cabinets (Loxley Door in Classic Black Carriage – Medallion Cabinets by Reliable Cabinets) needed to be painted black and the countertop solid white quartz (Rocksolid Stoneworks Caesarstone/Pure White). These solid colors anchor the room and bring cohesiveness with the marble. The satin-finish brass fixtures add a touch of glam.
As part of this master bathroom transformation, we also eliminated another bathroom in the hallway to create a walk-in closet and separate linen closet.
To finish off the transformation, Dover also designed and installed a deck off the master bedroom. We removed a window, installed a sliding patio door (Anderson® 200 Series) and built the single platform deck using TimberTech® planks. Both bedrooms had carpet replaced with solid oak flooring, finished to match existing flooring in the rest of the house, again, bringing balance to the home.