When you do the first walkthrough of a house – especially in a not so “brand new” home – you can never really be sure of what you’ll find. Sometimes you stumble on hidden windows or a sunken room. And sometimes you find two toilets with a mirrored design…where you can see directly through the shower. Strange right?!
Yes, I’ll admit that was not something I imagined finding! Throughout my career, I’ve seen quite a few things that have made me wonder why, but this one I still can’t figure out. So prior to the renovation, the master bath was interesting, to say the least.
The mirrored layout and this…interesting toilet/shower situation HAD to go!
Since the two toilets are definitely not something I wanted to keep moving forward, this space is getting a completely new design and layout. I know this going to be a BIG improvement and can’t wait to share a sneak peek at what the new bathroom will be like with you today! I’m so excited to have such luxurious plumbing fixtures from Kohler (more info on their products in “Ask the Experts”) and Kallista and gorgeous countertops from Neolith via La Nova in the bathroom.
A little update! The walls are stripped and new frames are now being built.
New AND Improved
When I was thinking about what I wanted the new space to look like, the words ‘warm and sophisticated’ came to mind. I wanted this space to be timeless and, since the room is generous but not huge, it had to function well. The warm purple/gray tones of the sconces and the cool-to-warm hues in the Neolith Calacatta slabs from La Nova inspired the bathroom’s soft color palette. I never want a stark white bathroom, even though it looks clean and sleek, so I warmed up the white fixtures with the beige of the large scale hex floor tiles and the veining in the slabs. We are also using Polished Nickel plumbing fixtures from Kallista via Elegant Additions, and these have a nice warm glow as well.
Let’s talk about the sink and shower area. We will be using the Neolith Calacatta slabs for the counters and the shower walls. Since these surfaces are such a showstopper, our plumbing fixtures that are elegant, simple and add perfectly to the space.
I love the Script showerhead with arm and this Kallista handshower with sidebar because of the clean lines in the design. The modern take on the classic cross handle design in the Cross Handle Script™ faucet and shower handles, definitely caught my eye…so gorgeous! Then this beautiful under-mount basin sink will blend in almost seamlessly with the counter surface when it’s installed.
This Ceric tub is gorgeous and I’ve also found a home for it in the Show House!
One of my must-haves for creating a luxurious bathroom is a fabulous tub! It’s the perfect place to unwind at night and will be just what you need for a spa day at home. This Kohler Chess™ freestanding bath and floor-mount bath filler are classic and elegant. And I have a feeling that I’ll be spending quite a bit of time here…
Bathroom lighting can be a challenge. You want enough light, but nothing super harsh. We don’t want too many shadows and we like a color temperature that’s as close to natural light as possible -It’s the best lighting for makeup application! I was so excited to find this Verdera lighted mirror. It has light bars incorporated which means perfectly even light, almost no shadows, and the panels pivot so you can adjust the lighting as you need it. Talk about an amazing mirror!
And last but not least – I never thought I would say this – our toilet. Usually, toilets aren’t the most exciting thing to select, but this Veil® Intelligent skirted one-piece elongated dual-flush toilet has definitely changed my mind. It is the most technologically advanced potty I have ever seen! It features a motion-activated seat/cover and self-cleaning. I love that it makes everyday life a little more luxurious.
Outdated to My Personal Oasis
I just know the master bathroom is going to be the perfect spot for relaxing at the end of a long day. I’ll be sharing more progress updates on the master bedroom but, in the meantime, you can see more behind the scenes sneak peeks of the foyer/stairway, family room/playroom, and the pool cabana. Also, be sure to follow along on Facebook for design tips and check out the Boulevard Show House website for more updates.