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Grether Residence Master Bathroom

Full View of Tiled Master Bathroom

Full View of Tiled Master Bathroom

This master bathroom remodel was an update to the original bathroom which had been done in a simple “home builder’s” style. The original bathroom had a large tub deck attached to a small fiberglass shower with a flimsy framed glass enclosure. The toilet was in its own small room in the corner of the bathroom which took up a lot of the usable floor space. There originally was also a dated ┬ástock oak vanity and matching cabinet. We started by ┬áremoving the old tub, tub deck and shower.

Tiled shower with Glass Enclosure

Tiled shower with Glass Enclosure

Then we completely disassembled the toilet room and took out the oak vanity and cabinet as well as the old tile flooring. The next step was to move the plumbing and frame each area to accommodate the new layout. The area that used to be the toilet room was re-framed as the shower and plumbed for all the fixtures it would soon hold. We were able to make use of the old toilet drain by repositioning it in the floor. The tub plumbing was swung around from where it had been between the two

Vanity with Concrete Countertop

Vanity with Concrete Countertop

windows and backed up to the new shower. The area that used to be the small shower was converted into an area for the toilet and required a new vent up into the ceiling and a new drain dropped down through the dining room wall below. A slight plumbing adjustment was all that was needed to accommodate the new custom vanity. The vanity was a modular (or semi-custom) installation with a raised central area to give it a little differentiation from the vanities you typically see. It has a custom stained concrete top with integrated sinks. A pair of surface mounted vanities completely mirrored inside and out with individual lights above define the space for two simultaneous users. The 2″ x 2″ porcelain tile backsplash completes the area and wraps down and around onto the small wall that separates the toilet from the rest of the space. We

Column Dividing Shower & Bath

Column Dividing Shower & Bath

installed a small recessed shelf above the toilet for a bit of additional storage. The new tub deck was tiled in a 10″ x 20″ porcelain tile on top of which was install a very large 7′ x 3′ soaking tub. The tub continues on to the most interesting part of this remodeled master bath which is the shower. It is also tiled in the 10″ x 20″ porcelain with a large bench and recessed shelving. The floor and even the ceiling is covered in matching 2″ tiles. A unique feature of this shower is the column that serves to both separate the shower from the tub but also holds the shower head, adjustment valve and hand-held shower. It is finished off by a custom glass enclosure the goes right up to the ceiling tile and fills in both sides of the column with clever and stylish looking glass. The floor is covered in a complementary colored 16″ tiles and is heated with a programable thermostat. The whole bathroom has fine chrome finishes which add to its beauty and function. We believe it is a truly wonderful master bathroom.

Full View of Tile Bathroom From Reverse Angle

Full View of Tile Bathroom From Reverse Angle

Concrete Countertop with Medicine Cabinets

Concrete Countertop with Medicine Cabinets

Tub Deck Tile Detail

Tub Deck Tile Detail

Sink Faucet on Concrete Countertop

Sink Faucet on Concrete Countertop

Different View from Tiled Shower

Different View from Tiled Shower

Concrete Countertop

Concrete Countertop

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