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Designing for How You Imagine Your Home Will Feel

Before Blues...Before
~ The bathroom felt cramped.
~ The room was unappealing as a powder room.
~ What you saw from the kitchen was a lot of the toilet bowl.
~ Limited storage and lots of bathtub toys.
Wish List
~ A floor that could handle lots of water splashed on it.
~ A powder room personality even though it's the home's main bath. 
~ Correct the previous owner's bath/stairway-to-the-basement remodel.
   (The five-foot long tub extended into the stairs, affecting head room.)
Marmoleum floor easily handles water splashed on it.

Solution & Gains
~ Landon recommended changing to a 4'-long tub, styled in the character of the bungalow home. 
~ Blending a family bath with powder room formality was achieved by: 
      - Two  furniture-like pieces that function as a vanity and vitrine, 
        both usable for storage. 

      - A wainscoat as a formal element, but executed in tile and limited 
        to the service section of the bathroom.
Omitting tile behind the vitrine which enhanced the more formal 
        aspect of the forward section of the bathroom.

      - Using marble for the counters.
~ Glass & mirror were used to visually expand and unite the room.
~ The arched top of the mirror draws the eye upward (away from the 
       toilet) and is an effective backdrop for the Kovac's "Ripple" lights.  

~ The three drawers in the vanity are all usable and fitted around the 
    sink and drain.
~ The vanity was recessed into the wall  to create more floor space.

Master Builders of King & Snohomish Counties recognized this project as the "Best Bathroom Under $40,000" in their annual Remodeling Excellence (REX) awards, as submitted by Crescent Builds, the contractor.

Clean white linesVitrine is visible from kitchen.

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