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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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