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To remodel the outdated and closed-in feeling master bathroom for my client and to answer other design related questions here and there throughout the main floor of this Cape Girardeau, MO abode.


A more open and light traditional master bath that has additional functioning storage. Something gender neutral in black and white.

The Client:

An Ex. Director of a local Health and Fitness facility and a CPA/Financial Advisor for a local firm. Both very down to earth hard working people who appreciate their down-time with good friends and family. 

What We Love:

•     Demoing the wall (between the shower and tub) and fiberglass walk-in shower and replacing it with a custom glass shower; this visually opened up the room. 

•    The sophisticated look of the stainless Delta Addison plumbing fixtures used for the shower, the roman tub and for the vanity faucets.

•    Instead of selecting the black and white color theme as the client originally requested, she actually preferred the softer color recommendation of the natural ivory colored marble mixed with black accents.

What We Did:

Pictures and dimensions were taken of the bathroom, a new plan was designed and the client approved the direction. We selected a few tile options together, while the client was off work one day, to get the ball rolling. We found the ivory and black mosaic sheet of basket weave from B&F, which would be used for the (framed in) shower wall accent, the back of the built-in niches and the shower floor. To keep the bathroom as open as possible, we decided to use the same 12X24 Happy Floors- Consoli- Bianco Natural tile on the shower walls and the floor to keep the grout lines to a minimum. Due to the fact that everything might appear as very plain, we dressed up the main floor with a herringbone layout and kept the shower walls very simple with a brick styled installation. All of the walls were painted Sherwin Williams Practical Beige and the ceiling and trim colors were matched to the existing color used throughout the house. To keep the cost of the remodel down we kept the existing vanity, linen closet and front section of the tub surround asked the contractor to remove the make-up counter, the half wall between it and the tub, to make a bottom functioning cabinet door under the linen closet and to fabricate a matching panel where the half wall existed. Additional can lights and three sconces where added above the vanity, a new countertop with under mount sinks were fabricated and installed, new plumbing fixtures and hardware was selected, ordered and installed. The client wanted a full length mirror somewhere in the bathroom, so where the underutilized make-up counter originally existed, we installed a full length mirror and tiled around it with a coordinating chair rail tile.