The gentleman owner of this home decided it was time for one of the standard builder bathrooms in his home to become a more masculine bathroom when he was forced to demo the majority of the bathroom in order to make repairs due to water damage. When we arrived the homeowner has already started the demo of the bathroom. The vanity has been taken out and the toilet and sinks were placed in the bathtub. We decided to transform this repair into a Northwest interior design bathroom with a masculine feel.
Although the same size, the new French Roast dark stained vanity provided more useful storage areas than the previous vanity. A new Emperdor Dark granite counter was installed with a waterfall edge, giving the bathroom its only feminine line. The typical counter mounted white sinks were replaced with two new Tea Gray glass vessel sinks. Each one of these new vessel sinks received a new waterfall vessel faucet.
The flooring in the bathroom was replaced with a new ceramic tile that resembles slate. A larger 12”x24” tile was used and the main tile in the bathroom with an inlay of matching 2”x2” tile in front of the vanity.
The one remaining fixture in the bathroom, the tub, was removed and replace with a walk- in shower. Once the tub was removed, the one problem in the project arose. Some miscellaneous plumbing lines that ran behind the old tub surround needed to be relocated. With those lines, the one problem in this remodel was taken care of. The new shower was fully tiled; floors, walls and ceiling, with the same tile 12”x24” tile that was used on the floor of the bathroom. The Shower pan however, received a different tile, oval pebbles in a dark brown. A glass and stone linear tile was used as a backsplash at the vanity. The horizontal line of the vanity backsplash was then carried into the shower with a vertical strip of the same tile centered in the shower. The shower was finished with a new brushed nickel rain head and hand shower with a slide bar behind a clear, frame-less glass shower wall.
One of the unique features of this Northwest interior design bathroom was the handle to the shower. The homeowner wanted something unique for the handle, a display piece, something he enjoyed, fish. After searching online, we found a trout shaped handle and he loved it. Against the slate background of the shower, the trout handle does become the center piece of this new Northwest interior design bathroom.