After wanting to remodel her “builder grade” master bathroom for years, Jamie finally decided it was time to take the plunge and to do a complete remodel. She took careful consideration in her design, choosing classic materials and colors that would be timeless. Her design inspiration came primarily from Pinterest, a great resource when beginning any new project.
Her first step towards a new space was ordering samples of natural stone materials to compare with her chosen paint colors and make sure all of the varying textures worked together. Once final selections were made, Jamie used two part-time contractors that could complete all of the desired work.
The project was completed in evenings only, so the project ended up taking longer than expected and left Jamie without access to her master bath for almost 8 weeks. Jamie says that while her installers were amazing, if you cannot stand the upheaval caused by a part-time renovation, you should consider hiring full-time professionals.
By utilizing natural stone throughout the bathroom, Jamie was able to create the feel of a luxurious spa in her own private oasis. She also used different shades and textures of natural stone to create spectacular focal points. Varying the size and or shapes of the tile adds enough contrast to give the room depth and movement.
The bathroom features the perfect balance of natural stone, glass, and stainless steel, and a large window allows abundant natural light into the space.
Although the materials in this room are all natural stone, there are many ways to create interest and focal points using different products. By using a 3 dimensional travertine on the tub face, along with 3 additional tile sizes in the bathroom, it provides more texture to the area and reinforces the spa theme throughout the room.
With the Natural Stone, Tec Power Grout in color Antique White was the perfect choice. One of the key features of TEC Power Grout is that it provides excellent performance in virtually any environment, including high traffic and wet conditions such as bathrooms.
For the shower insets, they used 14″ x 14″ and 14″ x 18″ pre-fabricated niches that were finished off with travertine.
A special feature of the shower is the corner seating area. To complete the installation, all of the natural stone was sealed to make sure it maintained it’s look for years to come.
A dark marble countertop provides the perfect balance to the the stone while still maintaining the natural stone feel. With her neutral tones, Jamie feels that not only will her master bath remain timeless, but will also help in resale down the road.
Jamie says she does have one regret–that she did not do the renovation sooner!
To see before photos and more visit Jamie’s blog, FamilySavvy.com.