A small space that’s BIG on style! My client’s son was off to college, so she wanted the upstairs hall bath renovated into a comfortable guest’s bath, still usable for her eldest son when he was home. The other spaces in the home have a casual, cool, contemporary vibe and we wanted this bathroom to reflect that feeling.
She specifically requested a lighted mirror for a touch of glam. Then, we both fell in love with the teak inspired textural tile in an interesting rhomboid shape. The bath design evolved from there. To keep costs reasonable, we chose a marble look porcelain for the floors and walls. Matte for the floors for safety and polished for the walls for shine.
Arctic white quartz played prominently in the design in a thick mitered countertop on the custom vanity. We also used quartz for baseboards, shower curb, and to line the niche on all four sides.
A custom flat front, faux-floating vanity (there’s a hidden support pedestal underneath) with long drawers and brass finger pull hardware added to the contemporary feel of the space. And one of my favorite features is the wall cabinet over the commode. By stealing a little unused attic space, we were able to recess the cabinet a full 14” into the wall. Plenty of room for full folded towels without anyone hitting their head! Both the vanity and wall cabinet were custom stained to coordinate with the tile. We chose to mix matte black and brass fixtures for contrast and interest.
Another star of the space is the very popular heated towel rack. It’s a practical luxury in such a small space as it allows damp towels to heat dry when there’s limited towel hanging space.
The lighting was upgraded as well, with an additional can light added over the sink along with the stunning pendant and of course the lighted mirror. At the homeowners request we also added lights inside the shower niche and that may well be everyone’s favorite feature of this handsome bath. After seeing the niche lights the college boy told his buddies they had to come see his “CEO’s Bathroom.” Of course the name stuck!
Photography: Susan Lynch