the previous shower space now allows for extra counter space on this vanity and extra storage
This home has been well loved for many years but the clients were ready for an upgrade and better design for their kitchen and master bath, and I was so happy they chose me to make that happen!
We started by reconfiguring the layouts in both spaces. The kitchen had overhead cabinetry with soffits that made the space feel cramped, and a peninsula created an uncomfortable work flow. We changed the functionality by removing the overhead cabinets and installing an island with a microwave drawer and counter seating. A new banquette seating area fit perfectly into their existing bay window and really opened up the floor space. We also moved the location of the pantry to add more kitchen space. The upper cabinets were painted to blend with the tiled window wall to add character but also make the space feel larger. We decided on gray stain for the lower cabinets as this contrasted nicely with their newly refinished oak floors and complements the aqua features. An oak island counter top and open shelves balance out the wood tones on an eye level. This kitchen was so fun to work on because we were able to add lots of unique touches that represent the homeowners' style and functional needs.
The master bath had an under utilized tub taking up valuable space. We relocated the shower here and shortened up the window, which allowed us to make this eye catching linear shampoo niche lined with aqua mandala tiles. This became the focal point for the design. Aqua penny tiles on the shower floor and the cabinet ring pulls both mimic the circular pattern of the mandala tiles. We kept the rest simple with sleek cream shower wall tiles, and oversized porcelain floor tiles. The new layout allows for a more open feel, a roomy shower, larger vanities and loads of storage. The alder wood cabinets were stained to add a bit of warmth and balance out the cream surfaces. The added carved detail in the cabinet feet, vintage hardware and open shelving all add charm and character to the space. The schoolhouse vanity lights paired with arched mirrors continue the look and feel.