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After we took everything down, we began selecting materials, colors, and appliances to accommodate the lavish bathroom that the clients wanted. They chose a pea green color to paint the walls with, allowing sunlight to reflect off of the color and radiant a warm tone. The green is paired with neutral earth tones in the tiling, which softens and balances out the highlight of the color.
The construction process was quite elaborate, as we were starting fresh, in an entirely gutted space. We constructed the tub, which sits in the corner on the room, with a view out of the window. Then, we installed a glass encased shower at the opposite corner, fixed with multiple shower heads recessed into the ceiling and walls for extra luxury. The shower features a red shower bench that is bolted into the wall and folds up to free space inside the shower.
Since we took out the existing door, this allowed for more space for a comfortable, freeing place to shower or bathe in. The vanity compliments the wall color and the chrome applianes add to the overall look. Recessed lights above the shower and tub can create a warmer and more seductive look. Needless to say, the client was extremely pleased!
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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We transformed this space from an outdated musky bathroom into a warm, elegant place for a couple to relax and comfortably pamper in.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 The overall look of the prior bathroom was outdated and dingy – the accessories looked almost plastic.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.
The fireplace is sometimes known as the warm heart of the home, and our client had a clear vision of what she wanted her home’s heart to look like.
The bricks in the fireplace had previously been badly water damaged, so she had hired masons to line the interior of the fireplace with a wire mesh.
Then, they put stucco on the walls to prepare the fireplace for thin bricks and decorative tiles to be installed- this is when we came in.
The client knew exactly what she wanted- she sent us sketches and gave us a list of materials, which included Endicott Thin Brick and Tiles and Black Grout from Devon Tile.
The project took a total of only four days to create a quality renovation . The materials chosen were Endicott’s Thin Brick in Manganese Ironspot (smooth texture), 6×6 decorative tiles, black grout between the tiles, and black mortar between the bricks.
The level of detail that our client focused on was very important to her. As with any design, details and intricacies
add a tasteful touch to a space.
It’s 2012. New year, new beginnings, new statistics and ideas for home remodeling projects.
There has been a significant and noticeable shift in preferences with regard to new-home purchases from late 2011 and into the fresh beginnings of 2012. This purchasing impact is a result of the struggling economy, still-shrinking construction market, and the need and desire for smaller homes.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, builders and contractors expect newly built homes in 2012 to average between 2,000 and 2,150 square feet by 2015. That is over 10% smaller than previously estimated desired home sizes.
To maintain the consistency of simplicity and small-size, luxuries will likely fade out in home remodeling and practicality will move in. Formal living rooms are going by the wayside, making room for much smarter and multi-functional home layouts.
In 2012, you can expect to see a lot more of those once-forgotten small spaces: eat in kitchens, and large social areas that can double as office space and entertainment rooms. There’s going to be a decrease in the interest for remodeling or even building dining rooms and great rooms; these simply will become unnecessary.
“Keep the following tips in mind if you’re thinking of investing in an addition or a significant remodel:
* Select a professional contractor with experience, knowledge of local codes and a good reputation for quality work.
* Before you finalize your remodel decisions, research the improvements that will likely bring you the highest return on your investment. A minor kitchen remodel should return more than 70 percent of its cost at resale, according to the 2010-2011 Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report. Adding a bathroom pays back more than 53 percent.
* During the latest housing boom, remodels were all about big and bold. Now there is less emphasis on luxury and more on practicality. Take advantage of that trend, and you’ll make your home more competitive at resale, and your dollars will stretch a lot further.”
When you start with a vision, and you have never had design experience, and you know you are about to embark on a large remodeling project – there is an issue that stands in your way….. “How do I get that vision to be reality”?
I waited 4 years until I finally got the chance to turn my dream into reality – turn my small, one person (well, master – but it felt like there was only room for one) bathroom into the spa bathroom that I always wanted.I found the remodeling company DRemodeling that really made me feel that they would do the best job. Then I was introduced to Crystal Russell who helped make my dream a reality. We worked very closely picking all the materials to fulfill my vision. Her eye for lines and proper aesthetic helped guide my choices and we were able to get everything and more to make the space the clean, spa, modern yet vintage looking bathroom one could only dream of. My experience with Crystal is difficult to put into words. Her passion for perfection and the ability to be present as much as I needed her helped me in more ways that I can verbalize. The stress of renovation takes a toll, but I was able to count on her to help guide me through difficult decisions as well as check up on all the progress throughout.
DRemodeling is a professional and reliable firm that not only will remodel, but offers design which most remodeling companies do not. There were minimal issues that arose throughout, they remained very professional and were always making sure I was completely satisfied throughout.
The dream is a reality and I walk in my new bathroom each and every day and cannot believe that just 4 weeks ago, I was fighting with my husband to use the sink and be able to see in the small mirror at the same time.-WF, South Philly Bathroom Remodel