We won the Lancaster BIA Remodeler’s Awards of Excellence high end bath category this year. I had not entered a project since the late 1990’s and it feels good to be honored by my peers.
Sandra called me a few years ago during the recession inquiring if I would remodel her mudroom; I came “highly recommended” by a friend. At over an hour from our office the job was too small to make sense. Lucky for me I decided to do it anyway. Not only were they wonderful clients, I have been back for three major projects as well as some smaller ones.
Tom and Sandra bought a late 80’s suburban home several years ago. Their tastes run more towards industrial/urban contemporary than the typical banal traditional styling found in their home. With each remodel we move the house towards their aesthetic.
The master bath has a spa feel with soft colors on the wall and natural limestone on the floor and wainscot. The dark shower wall tile adds the “Urban” touch.
You enter the shower from behind the linen storage tower, the glass panel is fixed. The bench is a floating piece of granite that matches the vanity tops.
For the first time we installed an outlet specifically for a Sonos speaker (in the top shelf of the tower). The shower floor is flush with the room floor. The entire bath floor is heated by a digitally controlled programmable thermostat.
Sandra’s vanity features two banks of drawers, a tall linen cabinet, and a luxurious sit down make-up counter with a lighted mirror. The mirror is surrounded by white marble mosaic.
There is a quad outlet inside the linen cabinet allowing all the hair equipment to stay plugged in.
The “carpet” under the tub matches the shower floor as the shelf and wall cap match the vanities and “water closet” door; these matches give the room a flow that creates a calming effect.
A barn door closes off the “water closet” which houses the toilet and a storage cabinet for cleaning products. Etched glass in the custom door allows natural light into the room while giving the occupant privacy.
One of the unique design challenges of this space was too much square footage. In the initial design the distance between his and her vanities felt vast. The solution was a walk in linen closet.
In case you were curious, this is the beauty we replaced…
Bruce Gingrich is a residential designer and custom builder based in New Holland, PA. His company, Glenn Gingrich, Inc. is a design, build, remodel firm that executes projects from conception to completion. His functional insight, meticulous planning, building expertise, and customer collaboration can give you the living space of your dreams.