Acclaim Renovations & Design brings to you a renovated bathroom tucked away in Painesville Township, OH!
These homeowner’s drop their daily burdens and worries at the door and escape to paradise every time they enter their bathroom. It serves as a getaway from life’s craziness. Now lets be honest–who wouldn’t want that???
We will begin with the entrance into the bathroom. The after picture is on the left with the original on the right. As you can see, just about everything in the bathroom was changed, updated and renovated. The space is more inviting, calming and functional.
The most visible change is clearly the floor in this picture. Now it’s a beautiful Slately-Multicolored ceramic tile created using 18″ x 18″ squares. A Light Pewter colored grout was chosen to subtly fill in the gaps. We didn’t want it to take away from the tile colors.
Now we will talk about the vanity area. When you enter the bathroom, the vanity is on the right. The client’s desired a longer counter top and more cabinetry to use for additional storage space. They also asked for upgraded lighting and two separate sink/mirror sections.
One Man and a Hammer delivered just that! An extended granite counter top was placed in Blanco Romano and finished with detailed standard edges. Two separate white Kohler under-mount sinks were installed and completed with center-set oil-rubbed bronze faucets that the clients supplied.
The vanity was constructed using Shiloh’s Knotty Alder style cabinetry. The chosen finish was Walnut with a black glaze over top and a distressed finish on top of that. Our crew installed the cabinetry using beaded inset hinges and the dovetail technique on the drawers to ensure stability and durability.
Two separate 3-light vanity lights were placed above the vanity to illuminate the entire space. Beneath those, two oval mirrors were placed with an oil-rubbed bronze towel ring in-between.
Now we move to the end of the room, otherwise known as the bathtub area. The client’s wanted to get rid of their Jacuzzi style bathtub because they never used it. It was originally placed under the window against the wall and stuck out into the walkway. This was very annoying and troublesome to the homeowners.
Thanks to the renovation, the bathtub is no longer a problem! Now there is a simple wooden bench in its place. It doesn’t stick out into the walkway and provides extra seating for when wanted/needed. Better yet, it is placed across from the shower entrance, giving the homeowners more space to set towels, clothes, etc. while showering. Hooks were installed on the little side wall also, so bath robes can be hung.
The walls were all painted a light bluish-teal color referred to as Watery. It is crisp, refreshing and calming.
The first three pictures are after the renovation and the bottom right hand picture is the original. As you can see, the original layout was a plain wall across from the bathtub with a door leading into the shower and toilet area.
The renovation changed this area dramatically! The plain wall is now the entrance into the huge walk-in shower. There is one 8 3/4″ x 49″ x 1/4″ clear tempered vision light on each side of the entrance with a clear tempered glass shower door in-between that was installed with oil-rubbed bronze hardware.
The door at the end of the wall is no longer present. It was made into an open walkway leading to the new toilet area which is around the corner along the side of the shower wall. A towel bar was hung on the end wall next to the closet that remained from the original layout.
Now for the jaw-dropping shower! The inside makes people think of a shower you’d find in Italy!
All three walls were composed of 12″ x 24″ Slatey-Almond ceramic tiles with one 25 7/8″ x 49 3/4″ x 1/4″ clear tempered vision light on the side wall next to the toilet. A strip of mosaic tile wrapped around the three walls to add another layer of aesthetics and definition to the light colored walls.
The shower floor and cubby hole were both constructed of the same ceramic tile flooring as the bathroom: Slatey-Multicolor. The only difference is that thees pieces were 4″ x 4″. Corn-silk colored grout was used in the whole shower because it was neutral and subtle.
A simple little bench was placed in the corner for anyone who needed or wanted to sit down while showering.
The client’s wanted to splurge on the shower head and that they did! They chose a Kohler Devonshire luxury performance showering package in oil-rubbed bronze. It included: a shower head, hand shower, shower hose, slide bar kit, shower arm, supply elbow, three water tile body sprays and a rite-temp pressure-balancing and transfer valve trim.
The single lever handle provides on/off activation and enables the temperature setting to be controlled with a single operation. The transfer valve trim allows a smooth switch between the hand shower, shower head and body sprays, which in-turn allows for two outputs to be on at the same time. The shower head can be used as is, placed on the wall, or it can be taken off and used freely. The various spray settings include: soft aerated, therapeutic massage and wide coverage.
The final section in the bathroom is the toilet area. It is now open with no door to shut for privacy. However, it is tucked back against the wall and blocked by the shower, so privacy is granted. A white, elongated, promenade style Kohler toilet was installed. The area was finished with an oil-rubbed bronze toilet paper stand and holder.
Overall, this bathroom renovation was a great success. The client’s were thrilled and refer to it as their “getaway to paradise”. One Man and a Hammer had a great time completing this project and an even better time getting to know these client’s on a personal level.
* LUSTROUS * FUNCTIONAL* SIMPLE * COMFORTABLE * STRIKING *