Our 2016 renovation included a Master Bath addition. Baths can be boring if you approach the project as simply about hardware, tile, and fixtures. But now, there are many options to personalize and pretty up the space. Below are our tips and ideas for Bath Design.
Architectural plans for the second floor addition that includes a dressing room and bath. The original bath in our 1924 home was a closet size space that barely housed a single pedestal sink, toilet, and built in tub/shower. That space,along with adjacent closet space, became the dressing room, with a new addition housing the new master bath.
Exterior view of the construction. The addition is seamless to the original 1924 colonial revival.
Selecting tiles and fixtures......it is hard for me to get excited about these pieces but if you find great sources it makes it a pleasure. Our tile was sourced at Hunt Valley Tile here in Baltimore, where we went with classic white subway tile and marble flooring and accents.
I did not want built-ins, as I wanted a feel of a room with pieces of furniture. After visiting a few local show rooms, we decided to go with Restoration Hardware. Their pieces are well made, beautiful and excellently displayed on their website. When there were a few issues with orders, their customer service was impeccable. (Many may not realize that RH has acquired the bath fixture temple that is known as Waterworks.) I love our gray modular double sink with carrara marble top.
Bathtub and hardware from RH.
The double mirrors were sourced at One King's Lane. I spent a lot of time looking for antique mirrors but had a hard time finding an exact fit in a pair that did not break the bank. I remain on the hunt however! But these do have a vintage feel.
English majolica in a seaweed and shell pattern......there are many ways to use antique and vintage decorative accessories, even in a bath. This little dish makes me smile each morning.
Shower wall alcove. I laughed recently when I saw a post about making these alcoves large enough for extra large shampoo bottles to please a client. My husband and the builder made the same suggestion. This was met by my silence. No words needed. Men. Pretty products are necessary in my book.
The stand alone tub from RH. The French cane chair was found at auction from the estate of CZ Guest's Templeton. This is where I am found on many evenings.Pretty accessories and flowers are a must.
When one has to get out the door each day, it is a pleasure to prepare here.