master bathroom remodel

Project Profile: Alberta Master Bathroom Remodel

PROJECT PROFILE:  ALBERTA MASTER BATHROOM REMODEL, HOLLISTON, MA

 

The owners of this Holliston home were looking for a way to update their master bathroom in a way that both reflected their own style but would also appeal to future buyers if they decided to sell.  The remodel reconfigured the layout to make it work better for how the homeowners used the space. The updated master bathroom now reflects the clients’ transitional design style.

 

 

The existing master bathroom was dated and dysfunctional. The clients wanted to:

 

  • Reconfigure the layout to better suit how they wanted to use the space
  • Update the aesthetics to reflect their transitional style in a spa-like, luxurious way
  • Design with future resale in mind

 

Before, the master bathroom featured an enormous whirlpool tub and a tiny stand-up shower.  The shower was used multiple times a day, while the huge tub was used only as a place to throw dirty laundry. The clients couldn’t even remember the last time they used that tub.  Having a huge tub that was never used and a tiny shower that was frequently used made no sense for this hardworking couple.

BEFORE: This bathroom was the original 1990s bathroom from when the home was built. There was water damage, a huge tub that was never used (except to store laundry), and no design style.
BEFORE: This bathroom was the original 1990s bathroom from when the home was built. There was water damage, a huge tub that was never used (except to store laundry), and no design style.

To address this, the tub was removed and an enormous custom shower was put in its place. With a built in bench, handheld shower head, rain head, and a full length custom shampoo niche, this shower is now the perfect place to relax after a long day at work.  As for the location of the old shower, it now features built-in cabinetry, perfect for storing linens and towels. There are even hamper pull-outs in the built-in—which is great because their old “hamper,” the whirlpool tub,

AFTER: This bathroom was transformed in to a spa-like retreat. The oversized tub was replaced with a 5’ glass shower.  The monochromatic gray color scheme helps the space feel open and airy.
AFTER: This bathroom was transformed in to a spa-like retreat. The oversized tub was replaced with a 5’ glass shower. The monochromatic gray color scheme helps the space feel open and airy.

 

This master bathroom also gained style.  Sticking to a neutral color palette helped keep the bathroom feeling serene and spa-like.  Various shades of gray seen in the floor tile, shower tile, and on the vanity allow for a monochromatic yet harmonious retreat. The architecture in this bathroom is unique–it has tall vaulted ceilings and several angles at the wall and ceiling lines. Instead of trying to soften the interesting angles and straight lines, the new design plays into the angularity and rectilinearity of the space. The cabinetry on each end of the vanity are angled to cue to the other angles in the space.

After: Angles and clean lines were emphasized in the design.
After: Angles and clean lines were emphasized in the design.

Rectilinearity is prevalent in the shower, where there are two accent tile strips, one horizontal and one vertical. The long bench plays off the custom rectilinear niche (which spans across the whole length of the shower) in almost a yin and yang way.

AFTER: A view inside the new 5' shower.
AFTER: A view inside the new 5′ shower.

These clean lines, which can also be seen with the vanity door style, the sconce back-plates, the mirror, the hardware, the fixtures, the tile, the shampoo niche, and even the toilet, play to the transitional yet classic styling of the clients.

 

Throughout the design phase, future resale was considered.  While the clients were encouraged to design for themselves (as they were the ones who were spending the money and would be using it for the next year or so) selections were carefully made. The decision to get rid of the large tub was encouraged because there was another bathroom with a tub in the home, an important factor for a future buyer with young children. This updated bathroom with its neutral color scheme will be appealing to future buyers.

 

Our clients couldn’t be happier with their newly remodeled master bathroom. In fact, they may even postpone putting the house on the market so they can enjoy it themselves for a bit longer!

 

Before and After
Before and After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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