A BIG ST. CHARLES MASTER BATHROOM REVEAL
Believe it or not, this is the same bathroom! When we say this was a big reveal for these St. Charles homeowners, we aren’t exaggerating. This master bath had the square footage and potential for a well-designed and luxurious retreat, but it was divided up by smaller walls. After consulting with the owners, our design team worked up a plan that removed walls, opened up the shower area, and kept the features they loved.
Removing the walls around the existing shower stall kicked off the changes. The replacement was a whole new look. Glass walls let the light through, and added some luxurious touches. J&J used Eon Carrara 12 x 24 tile for the walls – the oversized sections enhance the spacious feel, and the granite pattern adds a new touch of formality to the room.
Twin shower niches and the decorative border both feature a stone and glass mosaic tile from Virginia Tile: Bliss, in the Iceland color scheme. The mix of greys pulls out the decorative veining touches in the wall tiles, as well as of the shower floor. Here, the owners selected 2 x 2 tiles in Mansion Mud.
The owners were keen to keep their soaking tub, so J&J installed a new Kohler unit. The window stayed in the same location, but now lights up more of the room, thanks to the glass shower walls. The tub surround was also finished in the same Eon Carrara tiles as the shower.
Across the room, the existing vanity was also overdue for an update. Storage was limited, light was insufficient, and the wood finish made the room feel even darker. The new choices were transformative. Bertch cabinets in the White Semi-Gloss finish brightened things up immediately. They were topped in a contrasting shade of granite countertops in Steel Grey. This richly patterned choice can also be seen on the tub surround and the shower threshold.
Throughout the bath, Kohler Devonshire fixtures in their Brushed Nickel finish provide a polished accent. Their soft finish is the perfect counterpart to the mixed greys used throughout the new space.
Anchoring the look is an incredible porcelain tile. Tabula Cenere in a plank style gives every bit of the beauty and texture of wood flooring but is ideal for bathrooms.
In addition to this room, J&J also remodeled this home’s hallway bathroom – a different look, but also a huge change.