I have designed many a bathroom for husbands and wives, but never strictly a bachelor pad and was super excited to try out a different style. This client was in need of a major overhaul in their master bath due to a leaky shower which caused a lot of water damage to their subfloor.
We gutted the entire room – see the before shots below (pardon the small cell phone before pics, but this was the best we got before tearing it all down).
The client’s main requests were:
- Fix the leak issue and update the style for eventual resale.
- Make the shower bigger.
- Give more storage.
- Add a heated toilet seat (that was a first – ha!)
We accomplished all of the above by first putting in an expanded grey glass tile shower. A lot of people may think that adding the dark colored tile would make the space appear smaller, but it actually really upped the wow factor and the glass gives off a nice reflective quality that gives the room the appearance of being bigger than it really is. The floor is a grey gradation penny tile that we also incorporated into the shower niches.
We added simple storage above the heated toilet seat for towels and necessities and updated the vanity using a speckled quartz countertop.
The shower now has two sleek shower heads, one a rain faucet and the other a slimline hand-held shower. I love how low profile the hand-held shower is; it’s perfect for the space.
My client said he loved the space and couldn’t believe it was the same room. Although, he now says he feels like he needs to update the rest of the house to match… that is the problem with updating your home, it tends to always be a snowball effect. 🙂