Despite having an exquisite view of a Woodlands golf course, our clients were unhappy with the cramped and dated feeling of their master bath. They yearned for a bathroom with a more spacious feel as well as a modern and luxurious look. Realizing their vision would mean finding a trustworthy contractor capable of delivering design, custom craftsmanship and selections assistance to their remodel. Based on past experiences, they understood the mantra “you get what you pay for,” and they wanted the best for this project.
Then, they heard HomeShow Radio’s Tom Tynan on SportsRadio 610 describing TriFection’s comprehensive suite of services and commitment to excellence. It seemed a perfect match. After meeting with us, they were certain TriFection could get the job done.
Big challenge for a little master bath remodel
Our first task was designing a new walk-in shower to replace the bathtub overlooking the golf course. Designing a new walk-in shower to replace a bathtub is one thing. Doing so while incorporating a golf course view presented unique challenges.
A shower window would typically call for the use of obscure glass without window treatments. While our clients didn’t want to lose their golf course view on the one hand, they didn’t want golfers and other passersby to see inside the bathroom in the evening. Their chosen solution? Waterproof shutters.
However, the fun related to glass in this shower was just beginning…..
Amazing view. Amazing shower.
This unique setting called for an especially luxurious treatment. So, we created a shower that features a bench seat below the window, a recessed soap niche, a knee wall between the shower and vanity cabinet as well as a high-end wall-mounted shower head from Hansgrohe that provides a rain shower effect.
Calacatta 12″ x 24″ polished porcelain tile from Arizona Tile in broken joint pattern not only covers the shower walls, but the wall behind the vanity cabinet. Additionally, we used the same tile as a wainscot in the water closet. Meanwhile, Quinland Blend Norfolk pattern from Keystone Tile covers the shower and bathroom floors.
Storm ahead for this shower
No ordinary clear glass would do for this shower. Our clients wanted something unique and decorative that would both provide privacy and not show water spots easily. That led us to Storm glass.
True to its name, Storm glass has a distinctive swirling look and textured feel. But, like a Gulf Coast storm, it blew right through the original budget. To our clients, though, anything less would compromise the luxurious feel of their other selections. And, that wouldn’t do. So, Storm glass it would be.
What to do with the old shower?
Replacing the tub with a walk-in shower meant we could convert the old walk-in shower into a linen closet by capping the plumbing lines. After reframing the entry, sheetrocking, floating, texturing and painting, we installed new louvered doors. We also installed a new louvered pocket door to the water closet to match the new linen closet doors. Crystal hardware knobs were then installed on all the doors to unify their look.
Custom cabinetry adds to this master bath remodel
We next created a custom solid cherry vanity cabinet with Shaker style fronts and a full-height linen cabinet in the water closet, both finished with Auburn Anigre stain. The vanity features two undermount sinks and beautiful Calacatta marble countertops and backsplash from Midwest Tile Marble & Granite.
Frameless beveled mirrors set on the vanity wall tile and fixtures from Hansgrohe and Delta in polished chrome finish round out a decidedly contemporary look. Meanwhile, a combination of Opal sconce lighting on the vanity wall, LED recessed can lighting and a gala 9-light chandelier provide our clients choices of how they can bring the room alive with light.
Small bathroom, but a big project ends with big smiles
Our clients were amazed by TriFection’s professionalism throughout the project. They especially remarked how all our craftsmen were clean, hard-working, responsive to their needs and exceptionally skilled. It was a dramatic difference relative to their past experiences with other remodeling contractors.
In fact, once they’re able to take time and enjoy the outcome of this project, they plan to bring us back for full makeovers of their kitchen and guest bathroom. In the meantime, though, they’re giving serious thought to inviting friends and family for a party in their master bathroom—just to show it off.