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Small Earthy Bath Remodel eclectic-bathroom

Small Earthy Bath Remodel

As the only bath in the downstairs of this historic 100+ year old house, many challenges were presented to the designers from the start. The bath had to meet dual purposes. First and foremost, durability to withstand daily activities of three active teenagers and their friends was a must. Second, it needed to exhibit the elegance of an entertaining “powder room”. In addition, the material selections reflecting the eclectic nature of their Bayou heritage was essential to keep the homeowners personal stamp vivid.

With conceptual designs complete, the execution challenges began. Demolition revealed cast iron pipes interfering with the placement of the wall mount faucets, which were integral to the design. The wall was furred 6” to accommodate the valves. The changes in this wall afforded the ability to recess the extra-deep medicine half in the new wall, half extending out. Thus, providing the base structure for the fly-out shelves. Completing this feature, glass mosaic tiles wrap the furred wall, floor to ceiling, finishing off nicely into the full wall of travertine tile.

A built-in closet was removed to make way for a linen cabinet. Translucent resin panels used in lieu of glass doors shield daily items from total exposure. Cherry cabinets and weathered copper fixtures tie this bath to the traditional styling of the old home. Yet, a granite vessel sink, mosaic tiles and contemporary light fixtures add eclectic flair into the space.

Plumbing and stud location were potential pitfalls to the location of the mosaic-backed niches in the shower as well. Therefore the surrounding walls were furred to fit the new tub perfectly, and allow the niches to be centered on the space. A romantic glow of candles in the lower niche transforms this fast-paced teen bath into a calming retreat in an instant.

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December 6, 2013
gray/beige tile
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November 18, 2013
Angle stop tubing
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November 13, 2013
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September 21, 2013
Like the shade and the inset in the bath.
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September 15, 2013
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September 11, 2013
cool spa bath
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July 23, 2013
Nice shower curtain
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June 7, 2013
bath inserts
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May 11, 2013
Love this tile color combo
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April 27, 2013
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April 18, 2013
Love one long recessed shelf just above tub for candles and two centered above for toiletries!
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February 3, 2013
candles on shelf
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February 2, 2013
color scheme, cutouts in bath, shade
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January 7, 2013
cubby hole for candles
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January 2, 2013
Checkerboard look tiles
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December 21, 2012
Like colors and mixing of tile types.
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December 17, 2012
enfield bathroom toilet under window
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November 18, 2012
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November 12, 2012
quest bathroom
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November 8, 2012
Like the colors
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November 6, 2012
Like the colors. Tub has narrow sides.
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October 27, 2012
Handsome color pairings.
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October 3, 2012
Kevin likes it
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config, colors
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September 3, 2012
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August 19, 2012
candles in tub area
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August 4, 2012
use of large tiles
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May 2, 2012
not a fan of the earth tone scenario pictured here
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kids bath
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tub with nooks
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the tub/shower and layout, maybe
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March 11, 2012
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March 4, 2012
Blending of gray and beige
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March 4, 2012
Niche au bain pour chandelle et dosseret
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January 24, 2012
excellent one of the best!
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January 6, 2012
Shower curtain
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December 19, 2011
holes in wall
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August 31, 2011
Tile placement + mosaic tile on sink wall
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August 29, 2011
tile behind the vanity
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My master bath - love the colors
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August 15, 2011
the wall recesses and tiles
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August 9, 2011
Tile choice for main bath
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use of tiny squares (mozaic)
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the earthy tile in the wall
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storage on sides of medicine cabinet
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Vase on floor
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Light tile and dark vanity
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colors & material
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half bath
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Tile colors
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nook with tiny tiles
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December 21, 2010
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like vase, shade, and mirror with shelves.
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Checkerboardish tile
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