Minimalist Bathroom Spa Remodel Transformation
A blended family's primary bathroom total remodel.
The homeowners and the property: Our clients have been homeowners previously and recently purchased a second larger home that could accommodate large family gatherings and, eventually, aging parents. The colonial-style home is located in a semi-rural, single-family home community located not too far from Baltimore, Maryland.
Built in a mini subdivision just outside of Baltimore City, the client wanted to take their Colonial-style home in a more modern direction for their primary bathroom remodel. The task was to transform this builder-grade bathroom into a custom retreat that felt like a daily, spa-like refuge. In a trend that's becoming more common, the clients wanted to get rid of their large jacuzzi tub, and instead build out a deep, spacious shower.
These jacuzzi tubs (see the Before below) were part and parcel of the 90's builder blueprint, but over time, homeowners are using this feature less and less. And because the home has another full bathroom on the same floor, the clients still have access to a tub should they desire. This is an important factor to consider when getting rid of a tub: is there another one in the home and how will this impact future resale value for your target buyer? In place of the former shower, we added a new linen closet, which the bathroom lacked before the remodel.
The client also wanted to prioritize space for plants, so in true xN Studio fashion, we made room in the shower! The bathroom already boasted a skylight, so with ample natural light available in all corners of the bathroom, it was just a matter of determining where the plant would get the most visibility. With a large and clear glass shower panel, we carved out the perfect space for a tall plant just next to the shower bench, in addition to inside the extra long shower niche, where succulents and the likes can easily thrive.
My favorite part? Hard to choose, but I'm a sucker for wood slat walls and accents. What makes this even better is that it is actually porcelain tile, so it will last a lifetime, even in a humidity-producing bathroom.
Full design, Project management, virtual 3D design renderings, sourcing all fixtures and products (minus construction materials), in-person and e-consultations.
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