New Spa Master Bath in Newport News
Simple Updates Bring the Spa Home
In our last newsletter we showcased the sunroom addition and kitchen remodel of the Rash job. There was another element to this home’s makeover – a second story master bath remodel.
This bathroom remodel was not what we would call a “complete overhaul”, although a couple of choice changes would give it that appearance. For starters, the existing vanity was a built-in, attached to a dividing wall. This dividing wall, which separated the locations of the shower and commode, was removed to give the bathroom an open floor plan. Ms. Rash chose a furniture-style cherry vanity with a black granite top. The white sink contrasts the black granite nicely, yet pulls together the other white fixtures (tub and commode). You will notice that the vanity and commode were given new locations, made possible by a few plumbing changes. The bypass shower door was replaced with a modern, frameless style. New sconce lights, in a brushed nickel finish, were added on either side of the vanity mirror.
One less-obvious feature we’d like to point out is the tile. Ms. Rash wanted to incorporate the existing shower tile throughout the bathroom. So once the old wallpaper was removed, the same tile was used for the bottom half of the bathroom walls. A new 13 x 13 inch tile was selected for the floor (a larger tile helps give the appearance of a larger space). The natural stone look of the tile with sage green undertones keep well with the green tile on the walls.
By incorporating the old with the new, a space can be transformed; making it more functional and eye-appealing without breaking the budget.