Working as a kitchenbath designer, you meet all kinds of people with all kinds of needs.
This San Mateo couple with two children purchased a home new to them. Beautifully appointed insideout, the space, while very high end, was not functional or efficient. The design concept for these rooms was to radically change them from their traditional look to something cleancontemporary that went with the homeowner’s style, met their needs for storage,optimized function.
You can see from the “Before” pictures that no expense was spared getting the house
ready to sell. But what was wrong! Mom had no place to take a bath,she loved baths. The marble slab shower was too largelacked a h shower. The vanity had one sink for the couple,only 3 drawers. The new Master Bath included a number of luxuries – a jetted air bath, comfortable shower with built in storage, lots of drawer space in the Dura Supreme Urbana style contemporary vanity with ‘feet’,Docking Drawers, dedicated electric outlets INSIDE the drawers for hairdryercurling iron. Both baths were also equipped with Warm Floors for added comfort.
For the daughter of the house, another set of problems were encountered. The windows, while beautiful, did not allow for any privacy for our pre-teen client. One pedestal sinkone ‘slipper’ tub that she needed a step stool to get in was almost unusable. Again, no expense was spared on this design, but no storage or easy access to the shower made it very uncomfortable to use. Here, we did away with the fancy windows, adding a high, obscure glass window for natural light, thus allowing for a full sized vanity, complete with plumbingDocking drawers,even inclusion of a linen tower.
Check out the full remodel details on our Gallery page! “AFTER” photos courtesy of Treve Johnson Photography.