Ah yes, the “oh so lovely” harvest gold fixtures, coordinating tiles & brass trim… so common in this age of home in Victoria.
The renovation goal here was to create a dramatic powder room/main bath with a tub of sufficient size to accommodate hubby who is well over 6′ tall. All this while eliminating the existing water closet and retaining the linen cupboard. It required some creative framing and lots of good old elbow grease. We managed by “stealing” a few inches from the cupboard and sourcing a tub with a large bathing well for the overall dimensions available.
Keeping the floor and wall tiles on tone with the paint colour, and adding a matching, beefy chair rail lend this room its distinctly “European” flavour. The rich stain and delicious “chocolate” counter on the open shelf vanity provide the drama wanted without feeling cramped.
None of our renovations would be possible without the expertise and cooperation of our many excellent trades. We have longstanding, respectful relationships with these people who share a common desire to work together as a team. This makes for an enjoyable experience for all.
This bathroom renovation in the wooded 10 mile point area of Victoria affected the most amazing transformation. The existing enclosed shower, cartoon fish decals & “unique” orange cabinetry morphed into a sleek, open concept design for guests and/or returning daughters.
A dingy, spidery storage area under the stairs became home to an alcove vanity which allowed for a full 5′ shower. Glossy white shower walls and cabinetry offset the rich browns of the floor tiles and a frame-less glass shower enclosure allows the pot lights to function most efficiently.
Renovating a basement brings with it the challenge of providing sufficient light especially during our rainy Victoria weather. A little creative space planning, care with material choices, and a good lighting plan can achieve wonders. The only risk is making your new bathroom too inviting for family and guests…
This extensive renovation in the 10 mile point area of Victoria resulted in a dramatic improvement to the home with a minimum of structural changes. Their tiny ensuite is much enhanced visually and functionally by incorporating an outdated water closet originally located in the main bath. This created space for a spectacular shower, enlarged vanity and a general feeling of spaciousness. Heated tile floors are always welcome in Victoria’s climate and matching tiles flow seamlessly up the shower walls to enhance this feeling even further. A rich stain on the vanity and solid surface counter material are again used to compliment rather than contrast.
Working closely with clients in the planning stage of any renovation is essential for a clear understanding of their needs and “wish list”. As a project manager, one of the most enjoyable aspects of my work is helping people get the results they want from their renovation. In fact, we aim to exceed those expectations whenever possible. The bonus is developing friendships along the way!