Beaux R'eves

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Process-Master Bath Remodel

Hello Everyone! 
 I thought I'd share a new remodel project that I'm working on.  The house that my girlfriend just moved into is really great but the Master Bath has some issues.  Since they were going to remodel the Basement anyway they decided to tackle the bath at the same time.  Here is the Bath as it was when the house was for sale.
It's a pretty large space as you can see.  
Here is another view into the bedroom.
The biggest problem in this bath is the vanity height.  My clients are both very tall and they have to lean way over the tiny 30" vanities.  The lighting is also really poor.  The natural sunlight through the skylight is great as long as it's a nice sunny day.  Recessed lights in a soffit is the poorest lighting you can have for a vanity.  You end up with shadows and bags under your eyes!  Not very flattering.  The bathtub needs to be replaced and they want to raise the shower half wall for more privacy.  We have already met with a few contractors and have selected one that we have both worked with before. I thought you might like coming along with me and seeing the process that I go through during each design phase.  
The first thing I do is sketch out the floorplan.  In this case we are not changing anything structurally, just cosmetically. I talk to the clients and discuss what their needs are as I have mentioned above.  I encourage them to show me pictures of their inspirations.  In this case we met at Barnes and Noble in the cafe and broke out our Pinterest files on our IPADs and scoured the magazines and books.  Here are a few of the Inspiration photos:

All Photos from Pinterest

From there I sketch while we talk,
Then I go to my drawing board and draw up a preliminary sketch,
These are what I show to the contractor to get a bid started.  This makes it a lot easier to get closer to the real dollar amount.
And more drawings to bring to the cabinet shop and the Tile and stone shop.  There are still some issues to work out and that's when we all sit down and brainstorm some more.  Once we work out the design we will pick out cabinet door styles, moldings and hardware and the cabinet shop
 will begin production.  
There's A LOT more work to do so 
I hope you want to tag along with me!  

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy
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Blondie's Journal said...

This is so interesting! I can't wait to see the results, you have a lot of room to work with!


Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow! You're ambitious and it looks like your bathroom is going to be stellar!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is going to be beautiful. Can't wait to see the reveal.

Princess Kate said...

Our next remodeling job is our master bathroom. I'm so excited to follow along.

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I love the size of the bathroom. It looks like an exciting project to work on.


Cynthia said...

Great ideas and it is going be beautiful I am sure. Can't wait to see the after shots.


Olive said...

That is a large bath and you are going to have it looking gorgeous.

DIYbyDesign said...

I can't wait to see how it all turns out. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Bonnie said...

You've done a lot of work already! Look forward to the finished product.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Very interesting! I can't wait to see the finished project. I know that it will be beautiful.

chateau chic said...

Beautiful inspirational photos. Anxious to see the remodel of your client's bathroom.
Mary Alice

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

WOW! YOU have amazing potential in your bathroom. I love the beautiful inspiration pictures! It's going to look stunning when your finished. I'm a bit jealous of your spacious room ;)

thistlewoodfarm said...

That bathroom is going to be amazing when you are finished. Your clients are so lucky! I really like the first inspiration photo.


Rooms by Ann said...

Look's like a great fun project, Picking tile, paint and furniture style, all things I love Can't wait to see the reveal.

An Oasis in the Desert said...

This is very interesting. Now I can't wait to see the end result!

Heaven's Walk said...

That's a gorgeous room to begin with....and I can hardly wait to see your vision come to fruition, Cindy! :)

xoxo laurie

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

So fun to see your process with the sketches included. It's better than watching HGTV! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great space to start with, Cindy! I love the inspiration pictures and your drawings.

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful plans! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Pamela said...

Cant wait to see it finished! Thanx for linking up!

arrielle_p said...

Wow! You have a very beautiful house! I want to live in a home like this. What an inspiring home interior and exterior shots. I am also loving that kitchen, a perfect design for my condo philippines. :)

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Unknown said...

This bathroom is really BIG! It’s almost like the space of our guest room. The good thing about remodeling a big bathroom is that you can design it without compromising the space pretty much, which made it easier to remodel. I’ve seen the after photos of the remodeling, and I was pretty amazed with how it turned out. It’s beautiful! ->Randell Jeffries

Unknown said...

This bathroom is huge. And it’s an advantage because you don’t have to worry about space when you want to remodel it structurally. And since it isn’t the case here, I guess this remodeling project would just be quite easy. It’s just right that you hire a contractor to this instead of DIY. Professionals know best, and they do their job as fast as possible. ->Elements Home Remodeling

Eliza John said...

The thing I liked in your blog is the way you describe with draw sketch. I think it can help to make our renovation project easier because bathroom remodeling isn’t an easy job to do. Thanks for sharing your positive thoughts. Keep it up.

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Kathy said...

Thanks for this inspiration. We have a basement guest bath that I haven't touched since we had it built last year when we moved in. I was so busy fixing up everything else, that I have been ignoring it.
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Love the scketches!

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