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Award Winning Bathroom Remodel: A Tale of Two Bathrooms

This Towson family loved a lot about their home, but that love stopped short when it came to their two non-functional back-to-back bathrooms. Both bathrooms had awkward layouts and didn't accommodate two sinks (a must have for the homeowners!). They also were eager to enlarge their master bathroom and increase their shower size. With the help of their sales consultant, Jamie Crone, they were able to increase the size of their master bath, incorporate two sinks in both bathrooms, and create two unique spaces that they truly love.

This two-bathroom redesign worked to create two, all-new bathroom spaces and win a NARI 2019 Regional Contractor of the Year Award! Both bathrooms needed new layouts, so space was reallocated to enlarge the master and make the hall bath more functional. Some challenges were reworking hidden HVAC and relocating fixtures in the hall bathroom. The homeowner added their own personal touch by supplying a fun, hexagonal marble for the floor in the hall bathroom. The hall bath also includes a bold, blue, furniture grade vanity, additional cabinet storage, barn-style shower doors, and wainscoting. The master bath includes dueling vanities, a hidden laundry chute, a floating shower bench, and soft romantic tones.

BEFORE: Original Master Bath and Hallway Bathroom

Before Remodel Hall Bath and Master Bath

Project Hurdles

  • Limited space
    The homeowners needed a way to enlarge the master bathroom without encroaching on the already too-small master bedroom.
  • Mystery odor
    The clients had complained of a mystery odor in the master bathroom that was undiagnosed.
  • Laundry chute
    The homeowners wanted to keep their existing laundry chute in tact, without infringing on the new master bathroom design.
  • "Uh-Oh" moment
    We found old HVAC that was hidden in a wall we planned to move.
  • Outdated
    The old bathrooms didn't incorporate the homeowner's personal style so that was a must-have with the new re-designs.

Solutions 

  • Reallocated space
    To help enlarge the homeowners master bath without altering their master bedroom footprint, we got creative in reallocating space from the hall bathroom and linen closet to the master bath.
  • Damaged vent pipe
    During the demolition, we were able to determine that the source of the mystery odor was coming from a damaged vent pipe, and were able to replace it with a new piece during the renovation.
  • Integrated storage solutions
    We were able to keep the homeowners existing laundry chute but tuck it under one of the new vanities, beneath the towel storage for easy access. 
  • Reconfigure HVAC
    As a full service remodeler, we are use to unexpected moments and in most cases have a team of experts that can assist in any issue found on-site. During this remodel, we were able to reconfigure the HVAC to terminate in the toe-kick of the new cabinet and move the wall as originally planned.
  • Personal touches
    The new bathroom truly reflects the homeowners personal style from the navy blue vanity to the specialty marble floor tile.

 

AFTER: Remodeled Master Bath and Hallway Bathroom

Burroughs-Baths_After


Burroughs1-21. Sliding Glass Door

We used a barn-style glass door for ease of access into the shower area. We chose to use a slider instead of a  hinged door to keep the bathroom space unobstructed. The clean glass allows natural light to pass through to the vanity area.


2. Low Profile Soaking Tub

Since the homeowners plan to stay in this house long-term, we chose to use a lower profile tub rather than a deeper soaking tub. This will allow them to age in place while still being able to enjoy a bath now and then.


Burroughs3-6A3. Wainscoting

In keeping with the character of the homeowners home, we added wainscot paneling to all exposed walls in the bathroom. This adds to the appeal of a custom bathroom, and gives the space a tailored look.


4. Custom Storage

We recaptured abundant storage space by creating built-in cabinetry. We enhanced the look of the built-ins by adding fun, crisscross towel storage.


5. Pocket Door

To give the floor plan a nice and easy flow, we chose to replace the older hinged door with a pocket door. This allows for the door to not take up any additional space and makes easier access to the built in storage cabinetry.


6. Personal Touches

The homeowners had wanted to bring in their own personal touch, so they supplied a beautiful marble hexagon mosaic for the floor tile.


Burroughs7-97. Laundry Chute

The homeowners had a laundry chute in their original bathroom, and they were worried about losing this feature in the remodel. With the new vanity configuration, we were able to tuck the chute out of sight, but easily within reach!


8. Attractive Storage

We designed furniture grade vanities to give a romantic feel, as well as additional towel storage below. The “his” and “her” vanities are similar styles with different configurations to suit the needs of each homeowner.


9. Extended Backsplash

We opted to install a taller, 6” quartz backsplash on both vanities. This added height will better protect the wall space, as well as feature the height of the tall faucet fixtures.


10. Shower Details

The homeowner needed a larger shower, so we were able to relocate and expand the shower to a much larger footprint. The larger shower gave us room to build a floating bench for shaving. In order to fill their storage needs, we installed a long shampoo niche on the side wall.

Burroughs-After-HallBath

Hallway Bathroom: Get the Look


Burroughs-After-MasterBath

Master Bath: Get the Look

  

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