The owners of this Arlington home have been dreaming of a new and inviting master bathroom for several years. They love their home and neighborhood, but lost interest in one of the most important rooms of the house. The closet was used as part of the bathroom, with a make-up desk, mirror and dressing area. Lighting was dark and the wife felt cramped getting ready for work in the closet. Imagine starting the day in a small cubbyhole of your home. The owners craved an updated and inviting space with room for both husband and wife to spread out and enjoy the start and finish of each day. Since the tub was unused, we wanted to make better use of this space. We brought the daily preparation out of the closet and into the bathroom by adding a make-up desk adjacent to the shower. Our clients requested a spa-like and relaxing appeal with an enlarged shower with cool light colors in a modern look. During the remodel, we concentrated on giving the wife her own space, with a coordinated flow between the shower and make-up desk.
Details about the design:
We gutted the bathroom by removing everything in the room. In order to place the make-up desk in the best location, we removed the window over the unused tub and scaled down the size. This allowed for a larger shower with the placement of the make-up desk under the new window. New white cabinets include a tower sitting in the middle of the vanity for storing toiletries, with outlets for hairdryer and toothbrushes. The make-up desk is separated from the shower with a pony wall, providing light and view of the beautiful new shower. The homeowners requested an overall timeless look but wanted to add some elements to really make their bathroom unique. We accomplished this by pairing a classic marble-look porcelain in the shower while mixing in the unique hexagon shape on the floor as well as a pop of black with the bands of glass mosaic tile. Marble-look quartz countertops for the vanity and makeup desk tie together with the shower and a long plank tile that is a cross between a wood-look and natural stone finishes out the floor.