One of my close friends loved his new two-bedroom condo in Montreal's trendy St. Henri district, but was less enamoured with its dated Mediterranean-style bathroom.
It was neither functional nor to his taste and so I designed this urban-meets-rustic-meets-relaxing bathroom retreat for him and the project was skillfully executed by DIR Construction.
At the top of his list of must-haves were a bigger/better shower, a more comfortable bathtub, a vanity with one sink (there used to be two different sinks at opposite ends!) which provided more counter space and storage.
AFTER (artwork to be added on far wall):
The jumping off point for the new design was the wood plank porcelain wall tiles which we proposed for the entire wall tub/shower wall as well as the small end walls. Next, the 24x24 floor tiles with a Raku-like (Japanese type of pottery) finish provide visual impact and showcase the clean lines of the free standing bathtub.
A larger corner shower replaced the previous cave-like enclosure and opened up the space even more. A free standing armoire provides storage for linens as the existing corner linen closet was removed to accommodate the larger shower and free standing tub.Finally, a custom walnut-finish vanity with loads of small and large drawer storage and a large mirror with small upper medicine cabinet provide our client with everything he needs. The wall mounted bath faucet and sleek shower faucet add the final bit of glamour to this gorgeous new bathroom.