Vicksburg – Spacious Traditional Master Bath with Custom Design
This particular home had class and elegance, but also many details that haven’t been in style since the 1990s. The oversized bathroom had a shower that was too small and an oversized, unused Jacuzzi tub. Vanities and storage just didn’t satisfy the owners’ needs, while personal items cluttered the room. We discussed several remodel arrangements and the decision was to gut the bathroom and start over.
We decided to keep the shower and tub in the same locations, but place more emphasis on the shower. Since the shower was too small, we enlarged it approximately eight inches on two sides, which made a huge difference on the inside space. We incorporated the tub deck as a bench, and installed shampoo inserts to give the shower a contemporary feel. We then installed frameless glass to give the shower a classy, sophisticated appearance.
We designed the plumbing to have all the bells and whistles of a spa, including a rain head, hand-held shower head, and 5 jet sprays. Brushed Nickel plumbing incorporates grab bars for comfort and safety, while fitting into the design seamlessly. The drop-in tub includes lever handles on the side for easy access and the hand-held shower head for convenient rinsing and bathing. Decorative tile on the shower walls and floor synergize with the tub backsplash and floor threshold between the bathroom, closet, commode room and master bedroom.
The owners wanted a custom cabinet furniture look with plenty of storage with a classic design. So we replaced the outdated-looking storage with 36” high cherry-stained Custom Maple furniture-style cabinets that include storage for linens, hampers and toiletries. “His-and-Her” open hanging cabinets frame the window on either side of the tub, displaying favorite baskets and offer a personal touch to the room. Her side continues with the theme of open cabinets, and includes plenty of storage for personal items. His side includes a tower with electrical, and is designed to keep the vanity tops neat and free of clutter. Mirrors over the vanities are framed with the same stained wood, and both sides of the room are pulled together with stained crown molding.
Lastly, we removed the dated wallpaper. A light hand trowel texture was applied with a soft peach paint color, and white trim and doors pull the room together. Pendant lights over the sinks and vaulted ceiling coordinate with each other perfectly.
This Master Bathroom now looks and feels like it’s from the 21st century. It’s spacious, beautiful, and incorporates features for both husband and wife. It’s the perfect married couple’s bathroom.