McCordsville Bathroom Remodel Before and After
In our McCordsville bathroom remodel, our customer had a lot of ideas but needed a little help pulling them all together into a clear vision.
We always walk into a remodel job knowing the most important thing is to give the customer what they want. But in order to consider the job a true success, the customer also has to be wowed by those fine details that take the transformation to the next level. In our McCordsville bathroom remodel, our customer had a lot of ideas but needed a little help pulling them all together into a clear vision.
BRINGING LIGHT AND FUNCTIONALITY TO THE MASTER BATHROOM
It all started when the customer saw this beautiful natural marble tile. She wanted the simple and sophisticated look of grays and whites, but the typical porcelain tile just wasn’t cutting it. Once we found the marble and came up with the floor plan, the dream quickly became a reality. But the type of tile isn’t all that counts; the way to create a visually stunning and unique atmosphere is in the variation of tile shapes and sizes. 5” hex tile for the main bathroom floor feels luxurious all in itself, but the true grandiosity lives in the two different tile sizes used to frame the main floor. Then, yet another tile size for the shower walls, and a small hex mosaic for the shower floor give the McCordsville bathroom remodel a consistent look with infinite depth; it’s almost as if your eye can’t stop finding places to look.
COOL CALMING GRAYS AND WHITES OPEN UP THIS BATHROOM, GIVING A PEACEFUL FEELING
With the tile being natural, the everyday paint colors simply weren’t hitting the mark. We knew the vanity cabinetry was critical in the final look, so we hunted down a custom Sherwin Williams paint color called “Knitting Needles” to blend perfectly with the marble tile’s unique tones. Chrome fixtures and hardware gave us that final accent we needed to inject even more elegance into the bathroom.
The biggest part of our job is giving the customer a new level of functionality that they didn’t even realize was missing from their current layout
Creating space and features out of thin air; giving them storage options they never thought they could have… We started with the entrance, appropriately enough. To create more space for a bigger and better shower, we changed the location of the bathroom’s entrance door. We even added a barn door on the master bedroom side to make the doorway itself less obtrusive. Discrete places to set items down in the shower always become a commodity to the customer (one of those things they didn’t realize they were missing), so we added a recessed storage niche within the shower’s knee wall, as well as a floating tile bench with a quartz cap that runs the entire length of the shower. We raised the shower head, and added a hand-held shower head.
Where the customer used to feel crowded in their own shower, we were able to give them more than just a little extra elbow room. But the magic isn’t all about physically increasing the size of the shower and removing obstacles like low-hanging shower heads, it’s about removing boundaries! We added a frameless glass enclosure to the shower, and a full-length mirror to the walk-in closet door, so the entire space looks and feels limitless.
MATERIALS USED IN THIS mccordsville bathroom REMODEL
- Countertops: MSI Q Quartz Stellar White
- Plumbing Fixtures: Delta Cassidy collection in chrome finish
- Mirrors: Pottery Barn Kensington chrome framed pivot mirrors
- Lighting: Progress Lighting Tinsley Chandelier in chrome; Progress Lighting Lynzie vanity light fixtures in chrome
- Tile: Hampton Carrara natural marble tile from The Tile Shop – 5” hex floor bordered with 2×4 gray marble, and 8×20 outside bordrer; 4×12 shower wall tile with 2×4 mosaic band; hex mosaic shower floor tile with 2×4 gray marble frame
- Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Reflection
Storage is a huge part of what makes a space like this feel grand; it’s also a huge part of what makes the customer feel like they have something no one else in the world has.
Not only did we add the custom vanity with tons of under-side storage, but we designed a combination of doors and drawers to lessen the wasted space that comes from giant cabinets with no internal shelving or drawers. So much space is lost in traditional vanity cabinetry, and it’s frustrating to look into a deep dark cabinet and never find what you’re looking for! We also added top-side storage to the vanity in the form of a sleek column housing two pull-out drawers and an upper cabinet. This feature alone gave the McCordsville bathroom remodel some serious personality and has proven to be an absolute jaw-dropper when people see the new bathroom for the first time.
CUSTOM CABINTRY TO LESSEN WASTED SPACE
- Cabinetry: Shiloh cabinetry in Statesville, full overlay door style with 5-piece drawer fronts
- Cabinet Color: custom Sherwin Williams Knitting Needles
- Cabinet Hardware: Hardware Resources – Jeffrey Alexander Callie collection in chrome finish
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One last detail
We wanted to add one final bit of flare to the room, so we had a couple of our carpenters put together the custom wainscoting on the walls surrounding the tub. This is the kind of detail people often overlook, but can really take a project from great to incredible. The wainscoting effectively adds an accent to part of the room, but because it mirrors the look and feel of the vanity cabinetry it doesn’t feel out-of-place or over-the-top.
Perfect balance of imagination and practicality can completely transform a space
It was really a privilege to watch the McCordsville bathroom remodel come together. This is a great example of how the perfect balance of imagination and practicality can completely transform a space. The most rewarding part of what we do is not just giving the customer what they want, but seeing the look on their face when we add features and design elements that go above and beyond their expectations. This bathroom went from being crowded and dark, to being a spacious modern work of art; a room that feels comfortable and inviting. The before and after pictures of the McCordsville bathroom remodel make us think about the customer and her family walking into their bathroom like kings and queens, and fully enjoying the new room in their home.
Lead Designer: Laura Sherrell
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