Last month, we touched on popular tub and shower trends for 2017. In it we explained how more and more homeowners are removing the tub and replacing it with a spacious spa-like shower. If you’re contemplating doing this with your bathroom remodel, you may not be certain of what’s all involved to achieve this look. We recently completed a project in which we removed a side by side tub/shower combo to expand the shower space. Check out how we pulled everything off from beginning to end:

The homeowners we’re not happy with their old bathroom layout and appearance. The bathroom design dated back to the decade the home was built – early 1990’s. The duo was tucked away in the corner and the unused tub overpowered the space.

The vanity area also did not meet the needs of our clients as it featured inadequate storage, outdated fixtures and a tiered area that made daily grooming difficult. Therefore, the homeowners felt that it too needed to be removed – and so began a complete bathroom gut.

After meeting with our clients several times to access their needs, wants and design preferences; we took measurements of the area, decided on a layout for the design, and designed the new space via renderings (pictured below).


Next came product selections. We guided our clients through the process of selecting products for their bathroom remodel at showrooms and bringing items to their home, so they could see how the colors and materials looked and felt in their environment.

After selection were made, we reviewed the project with each of our specialty trade partners and just like that construction was underway. The end result is a spacious shower with shampoo inserts, multiple shower heads with a water pressure an temperature control, a teak seat and towel warmer – spa goals obtained!

Ready to get the scoop on everything that went into this spacious bathroom remodel? Check out the details below.

The Shower

As mentioned the shower contains two shampoo inserts. It also was designed with a low threshold – from wet to dry area. This shower is tiled from ceiling to floor. The shower walls are a Mexican Noce 12X12 tile. The shower floor is also Mexican Noce, but in a Mini Versailles pattern. The tile grout is a light smoke color. The shower glass is frameless and is 64” w x 84” h, supporting the spacious feel the homeowners wanted to achieve. All of the fixtures are brushed nickel.

The Vanity

The vanity is 34” H x 21” D with bottom drawers under the sink. The dimensions and storage were planned to meet our clients grooming and storage needs. Additionally, there is a tower to the left of sink with built-ins for additional storage of grooming products.

Like this style? Contact us, we’d love to share more on how you can get the comfort and serenity of a spa-like bathroom remodel.