Primary Bath Remodel Project Reveal

This project entailed a total remodel of a Primary Bathroom in a traditional residence on Lake Norman in North Carolina. This was our third project with this client and it was so rewarding to help transform this space for them. The existing residence was built in 2007 and designed in a Tudor style with a traditional interior. Our clients wanted to update their Primary Bathroom to reflect a more transitional design aesthetic and wanted the space to be more functional, classic, and bright.



Before: The shower was a cavernous, enclosed space finished in a pink and gold-toned tumbled travertine that screamed late 90's design. The double vanity space was an L-shape with a tower between the two vanities and it wasn't functioning well for the clients. The commode room door was on an angled wall and the tub was a large angled garden tub that took up a huge amount of space. This space needed an overhaul!


After: We opened up and enlarged the shower, and created a straight wall dividing the shower and vanity areas for a more contemporary look. We also straightened the angled wall at the commode room and changed the door location to a more discreet side wall entry. The vanities were designed in a smaller double vanity footprint on one wall, with two storage towers framing the sink space. We selected a white porcelain tile with dramatic gray veining for a classic and functional aesthetic. A planked tile laid in a herringbone pattern was used on the floor and a 1/3 offset rectangular format on the shower walls. The shower was designed for aging-in-place with a hand held shower and a bench seat on one side, and blocking for future grab bars in key areas of the shower. We chose rift cut oak in a medium toned stain for the vanity to contrast with the tile and add warmth to the space. Sconces were incorporated on the vanity towers and the recessed can lighting layout was adjusted to work better with the new space plan. The clunky corner tub was replaced with a freestanding soaking tub that was centered under the window adjacent to the shower. (These photos were snapped before the vanity mirror and glass shower enclosure were installed and are not professionally photographed.)