Bathrooms with a Northwest flair were just what these clients wanted.
A “Northwest Kitchen” was the first thing these clients wanted addressed. Their 1/2 bathroom right off the living room and master bathroom were next on the agenda. We wanted to maintain the feel from the kitchen remodel and carry it over into the bathrooms without duplicating exactly what we had already done. Both bathrooms were very small and we needed to stay within the existing footprint. And like we did with the kitchen, we once again wanted to use sustainable and non-toxic products.
The 1/2 bath had a typical vanity and toilet. We replaced the vanity with a gorgeous handcrafted iron and copper piece which is much more open, giving the space a bit of breathing room. We chose to go with a matte black finish on the lighting, fixtures, and shelf brackets, which coordinates perfectly with the iron and ties everything together. The marmoleam floor that was laid is not only environmentally friendly, it’s also beautiful, and adds some spice to the bathroom.
In the master bath we wanted to maximize the space, function, comfort and design, all while giving it that Northwest feel; a tall order for this small space. We added tile on the floor with radiant heating underneath to keep feet toasty on the cold, drizzly northwest days. The tile which is made to look like wood planks, is much more friendly to a wet bathroom environment than actual wood. A sliding barn door replaced the original door to the bathroom in order to maximize the space. This sliding barn style door was also used to create a medicine cabinet over the vanity as well. The middle space houses all the things you want to hide away, leaving the sides open for both decorative and frequently used items. We also kept an open space below the sink for towel storage. This custom vanity was designed by Delano Designs to specifically to fit the space – and works to include the existing plumbing and a laundry chute. It was then handcrafted from solid wood by Coho Custom Cabinetry.
Soapstone counters were a beautiful addition to the top of the vanity, and by using a remnant they were very affordable. Handcrafted glass tiles were used in the backsplash and as an accent in the shower. The bath/shower combo was removed and replaced by a shower only, opening up the cramped space and the shower floor was tiled with pebbles, adding to the Northwest feel.
These spaces are now beautiful and functional, full of sustainable and non-toxic products and are so much lighter and brighter!