Projects that are currently in progress
Last week, we wrapped up a bathroom renovation project in Elkins Park. The couple whose house we worked on was so excited about their new bathroom that the wife gave the shower a test run before the project was even completely finished! To say the least, she was extremely satisfied with the results.
We transformed this space from an outdated musky bathroom into a warm, elegant place for a couple to relax and comfortably pamper in. The existing bathroom was surrounded by a dull brown ceramic tiling, with accessories to match. The overall look of the prior bathroom was outdated and dingy – the accessories looked almost plastic.
So, we stripped everything down and gave the
bathroom a complete makeover - floors, walls,
lighting fixtures, accessories, vanity, mirror, toilet
- the works!
The couple wanted a classy, chic and elegant bathroom. They wanted the space to feel posh yet inviting. So, we chose materials that reflected this agenda and created a warm and relaxing spa-like bathroom.
Using neutral colors and warm lighting, the caramel color of the tiles we chose reflect and emit a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. The walls and floors are Antico stone field tiles.
We installed a custom designed marble tile detail
on the floor and the shower walls, 1/2″x1/2″ and 1″x1″
Mosaic stone, respectively.
The couple handpicked the vanity from Pottery barn that includes a granite top and drop in sink, a 24″ framed mirror and duo sconces add to the group.
We installed sliding glass doors with chrome handles to encase the shower. The handlebars and shower accessories inside compliment the rim of the glass doors.
There is an additional light in the exhaust fan,
and two recessed lights in the ceiling,
offering more brightness into the area.
Needless to say, the finished product was a complete flip over from what had existed before. The couple is now happy to wake up in the morning and get ready in their brand new bathroom.
This South Philadelphia bathroom remodeling project is well on its way to becoming a completely transformed, beautiful space.
This project has presented some interesting challenges–right from the beginning. The bathroom's small square footage didn't add any ease to the design phase, and special care had to be taken to ensure that everything would fit just right. Further, great consideration was taken in the preliminary design phase to choose materials and finishes that would help to expand this small space into a bathroom that feels larger and airy.
This project is one where the clients have some very specific demands about their space. On one hand, there is a huge need for better function. The existing space does not provide enough room for towels, small accessories, or movement. The bathroom's small feel is further emphasized by the existing dark vanity that expands from the shower to the adjacent wall.
From an aesthetic standpoint, these clients are delightfully young and trendy. They enjoy their downtown living and would like to develop a space that speaks more to their sense of modernity. Their bathroom also has one very important element: a window in the shower with a city skyline view.
In order to highlight this window, and to open up the space, we have decided to knock out a portion of the existing shower wall to allow for a wider frameless glass shower door. We have selected a vanity that is not as deep as the prior vanity, which allows for this wider shower entry. The new vanity contains a double sink so that both clients have their own space while in the bathroom. New tiles have been selected for the floor, shower floor, and shower walls. As an accent behind the toilet, we have chosen a thin-brick product in an aged, white/gray color. These bricks will add beautiful texture and diversity to the space–and will add a very contemporary element that will make the bathroom truly unique. Another big change in the bathroom will be implemented with doors: the existing doors have been removed and will be replaced with white solid wood doors that have a single glass lite in the center of each. This will help light filter into the bathroom even when the door is closed, and will lighten up the otherwise heavy piece. The bathroom will be finished with beautiful chrome hardware, clean lines, elegant fixtures, and a stunning Possini Euro ceiling light.
Stay tuned to see this finished space in a few weeks!