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.
This 1950s bathroom had seen its day.
The dated space featured a pink bathtub, baby blue wall tile, and pink and blue floor tile. The first-time homeowners looked to our team at Dover Home Remodelers for a total design overhaul.
Our customers had only two requests: A custom tile shower (no tub) and a finished bathroom that blends the traditional feel of the home with their transitional design style—but with a masculine finish suited for the husband’s everyday use.
Dover designers selected Navarro quartz countertop and 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.
In order to have both a spacious shower and a vanity with storage, we chose a rainfall showerhead installed in the ceiling to give the homeowners more flexibility in the shower. To keep the budget in check, we used a semi-frameless sliding shower door instead of a frameless hinged door. This was not only less expensive, it also afforded more open space.
Since the mud base tile floor was in good shape, we were able to install the new porcelain tile over it to save on the cost of removing the original tile. We installed a custom oak threshold that matched the hardwood floor in the hallway to adjust for the height difference.
Bringing everything together is the square design repeated throughout the space: The faucets, showerhead, accessories—even the sink is a rectangle. The brushed nickel finishes and squared edges add a clean, masculine edge.
The finished bathroom is a far cry from the original outdated space. And our customers couldn’t be happier with their new space, where they feel right at home.