Summer Flame Stone & Glass Bath
Complete Master Bathroom Remodel
2003 | Bonita
- New Custom Two-station Shower Using Stone Look Porcelain Tiles, Stone Mosaic Tiles, and Glass Blocks New Euro Style Functional Cabinet Solution for the Main Sink Area
- Skylight in Ceiling
- Walk-In Glass Block Shower Windows Added on Both Exterior Walls for More Light and on Interior Walls for Privacy and Artistic Affect
- This Bathroom Incorporates All My Functional Bath Principles
- Cabinets: Formica #86622-58 Summer Flame Suede Hpl W/ Postformed (Rolled 2 Side Edges) and Matching 3mm PVC Top and Bottom Edges
- Cabinet Interior: White Melamine
- Countertops: Natural Stone
- Backsplash: Natural Stone
- Sink: Duravit Bacino Washbowl #032542
- Faucet: Kohler K-T194 Wall Mount Brushed Nickel Faucets
- Shower: Custom Tile, Stone, and Glass Block Shower With Seat and Recessed Shelves
- Heater: Cadet In-wall Register Heater on 1 Hour Timer Switch
- Ventilator: Nutone QT-130 140 Ultra Quiet Fan on 1 Hour Timer Switch
- Lithonia L5 Halogen Recessed Ceiling Cans
- FSC Fluorescent Lights Above and Below the Sink Area Cabinets
- Merlino Monopoint Pendant Lights (HS300-Fr-1A-50-MPT) Over Sinks
- Shower Wall Treatments:
- 12 X 12 Stone Look Porcelain Tiles Shampoo Recess Shelves
- Weck Nubio Style Glass Block Windows and Dividers
- Shower Floor: 12×12 Mixed Quartz Interlock Mosaic Tile (IS-I3QX2) With Real Stone Flooring: 12 x 12 Stone Look Porcelain Tiles at Diagonal
Designer: Danilo Nesovic
Contractor: Danilo Nesovic
Interior Decoration: Homeowner, With Inputs From Danilo Nesovic
Cabinet Manufacturer: Danilo Nesovic
This young couple’s first project when they moved into this home was to redo the master bath and closet. They really valued my suggestions regarding creating a functional bath. We incorporated all my basic components while helping them create a space uniquely tailored to their own sense of style and design. This project was a fun one, particularly the task of creating the walk-in shower for two, Which we accomplished by installing two independent shower systems, one fixed showerhead on one side of the shower and the other an adjustable hand held on the opposite side of the shower. Glass block was used in the exterior walls adjoining the shower to allow more natural light during the day, and exterior lights were added with a switch in the bathroom to allow light to come in through those same glass blocks at night if the client chose to. Similarly, we added glass block to the interior shower partition walls which do not go to the ceiling, stopping at 7 feet tall, for a similar artistic affect and to allow light to pass into the shower from those areas as well.
The client picked a very stylish combination of materials for the shower, porcelain tiles that mimic natural stone for the walls and real natural stone mosaic tiles for the shower floor and shampoo box backs that look great with the glass blocks.
We used a lot of indirect lighting for this bath. Fluorescent lights atop the sink cabinets and linen cabinet next to the shower provide ample soft ambient light for the whole room. The pendants focus some light over the sinks. The skylight gives this bath supplemental natural lighting during the day, shower’s glass block windows allow the exterior lights to shine through for indirect lighting at night.
The cabinets are a very clean laminate with soft rolled edges in a Euro style I started using many decades ago that lends itself to an incredible amount of storage available. The added outlets inside the cabinets next to each sink make this area function incredibly well. The clients choice of the tall vessel sinks and wall mount faucets compliment the look and functional ease of this bath.
The vent and on-demand heater in this bath, if used diligently, should greatly increase the longevity of the mirrors, cabinets, grout and all other materials in this room.
The only thing needed to upgrade this project today is to change out the fluorescent lights over the cabinets, the pendant bulbs, and exterior light bulbs to LED versions.