Glamorous Master Bath & Closet Remodel

Our clients were very much in need of a master bath retreat!!   With busy lives, and 5 young kids (of which 3 are triplets!) they needed a space to get a way and relax in their own home.   Before the remodel, they had no master bath attached to the master bedroom, and had their clothes hanging on portable racks.  Luckily, there was a way to change this!  Attached to the bedroom were 2 empty rooms.  One was larger than the other, and both included beautiful huge windows… so we decided to turn those rooms into the Master Closet & Bathroom.  Here is the before picture of the 2 rooms:


Yes, I know, I am horrible at taking pictures and they are very blurry!!!  What you can barely see is this is the view from the master, into the 2 rooms off of it.  The first room is to be the new closet.  The farthest room, is to be the master bath.  Here is a close up of the space where the master bath will go:



When it came to the design, we wanted something classic and timeless.   Their home is almost 90 years old and set in the neighborhood of Hyde Park, Cincinnati.  Hyde Park is known for their older, historic homes therefore we wanted to keep in character and charm of the home!  As you can see from above, the smaller room in the back had a lot of windows… which made it tricky for placing vanities & a large shower.   With much deliberation and going through a few design options using both spaces, we settled on a smaller bathroom design with taking out the back windows in the back smaller room, and using the larger room for the walk in closet.    This was my initial concept drawing to show the clients what I was envisioning for their bathroom space, focusing on the vanity & shower:


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They loved the design, and couldn’t wait to get started!!   At the same time we finalized the design plans, we started selecting finishes, and fixtures.  First, we settled on the cabinet color.  We chose a new gray paint color from Dura Supreme Cabinetry called Zinc.  Gray is very popular now and trending when it comes to kitchen & bath design, so I was so happy they agreed to the Zinc!   The doorstyle we chose was Arcadia Panel in an inset door.   The inset is classic and has just the right amount of detail to fit very well with the style of the home.    The countertops we chose was a quartzite called Super White…  It had the perfect mix of gray, white, and beige to pair with the Zinc cabinets.  Hampton Carrara Marble tile is what was used as the tile on the walls & in the shower… again, there is nothing more timeless.  We were keeping the wood doors that separated the rooms in the dark wood finish, since they were original to the home.  So, in order to bring in some of the warmer tones, we kept the hardwoods in the closet, and added a darker tile to the master to ground it.   Lastly, adding some sparkle & shine is the use of chrome bath fixtures, chrome hardware & crystal lighting.   All of those selections were the perfect recipe for turning these 2 empty rooms into a luxurious retreat.




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No master suite is complete without a large walk in closet!!  This is the view from the master bedroom into the new HUGE closet.   The closet system was from California Closets and the finish on the closet cabinetry is also different than the master bath, in that it is an antique white color with a brown glaze.  Although we used an antique white glazed cabinet and warmer bronze tones on the lights & hardware in the closet, we also used gray on the ceiling & walls to incorporate the grays from the master bath.


With the transformation complete, my clients could not be happier!!

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