Sweet Cottage Kitchen & Bath in BarringtonFarmhouse Bathroom, Chicago

This 1930's Barrington Hills farmhouse was in need of some TLC when it was purchased by this southern family of five who planned to make it their new home. The renovation taken on by Advance Design Studio's designer Scott Christensen and master carpenter Justin Davis included a custom porch, custom built in cabinetry in the living room and children's bedrooms, 2 children's on-suite baths, a guest powder room, a fabulous new master bath with custom closet and makeup area, a new upstairs laundry room, a workout basement, a mud room, new flooring and custom wainscot stairs with planked walls and ceilings throughout the home.

The home's original mechanicals were in dire need of updating, so HVAC, plumbing and electrical were all replaced with newer materials and equipment. A dramatic change to the exterior took place with the addition of a quaint standing seam metal roofed farmhouse porch perfect for sipping lemonade on a lazy hot summer day.

In addition to the changes to the home, a guest house on the property underwent a major transformation as well. Newly outfitted with updated gas and electric, a new stacking washer/dryer space was created along with an updated bath complete with a glass enclosed shower, something the bath did not previously have. A beautiful kitchenette with ample cabinetry space, refrigeration and a sink was transformed as well to provide all the comforts of home for guests visiting at the classic cottage retreat.

The biggest design challenge was to keep in line with the charm the old home possessed, all the while giving the family all the convenience and efficiency of modern functioning amenities. One of the most interesting uses of material was the porcelain "wood-looking" tile used in all the baths and most of the home's common areas. All the efficiency of porcelain tile, with the nostalgic look and feel of worn and weathered hardwood floors. The home’s casual entry has an 8" rustic antique barn wood look porcelain tile in a rich brown to create a warm and welcoming first impression.

Painted distressed cabinetry in muted shades of gray/green was used in the powder room to bring out the rustic feel of the space which was accentuated with wood planked walls and ceilings. Fresh white painted shaker cabinetry was used throughout the rest of the rooms, accentuated by bright chrome fixtures and muted pastel tones to create a calm and relaxing feeling throughout the home.

Custom cabinetry was designed and built by Advance Design specifically for a large 70” TV in the living room, for each of the children’s bedroom’s built in storage, custom closets, and book shelves, and for a mudroom fit with custom niches for each family member by name.

The ample master bath was fitted with double vanity areas in white. A generous shower with a bench features classic white subway tiles and light blue/green glass accents, as well as a large free standing soaking tub nestled under a window with double sconces to dim while relaxing in a luxurious bath. A custom classic white bookcase for plush towels greets you as you enter the sanctuary bath.

Joe Nowak

Corner shower - small country 3/4 pebble tile and white tile porcelain floor corner shower idea in Chicago with a vessel sink, shaker cabinets, distressed cabinets, white walls and wood countertops —  Houzz
Related Photo Topics
Related Professionals in Chicago
This photo has 16 questions
tinykin wrote:May 11, 2016
  • Vincent Young

    In other words... “not telling - gotta hire us”.

  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Vincent- In response to your comment, this project file is no longer in our system due to the age of the project. Additionally, tile manufacturers typically turn over their offerings every season and we no longer have this particular tile in our showroom. If we can retrieve product information and we know it is still available, we do answer as many requests on Houzz as we can, but please understand we do receive lots of requests and tracking down information is not always possible nor does that mean the product is currently available.

engle98 wrote:Jan 11, 2016
  • Mike Kingsborough

    Beautiful bathroom! We're looking to do one similar in size. Can you provide any detail around the glass, door, and the black coping around it?

  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    This is a heavy glass shower surround with oil rubbed bronze trim. Best of luck with your project! Warmly, Christine @ ADS

mkk147 wrote:Feb 24, 2017
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

  • PRO
hgratza wrote:Mar 2, 2016
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    I'm sorry but we do not have this light fixture on record. Sorry we could not be of greater help. Regards, Christine @ ADS

  • Joyce G.

    What kind of white tiling or wood is on the walls?

Sue De Boer wrote:Feb 21, 2016
  • PRO
    Revive Designer Bathrooms

    "Easy to clean" is hard to assess without knowing the material but it doesn't have to be difficult. We have a few helpful sites you may want to browse for cleaning. They're not heavily selling products and still offer a lot of helpful advice, specifically for tile and grout. Good luck!

  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Sue, this floor is actually porcelain tile that is extremely easy to care for. Sorry for the delayed response, hope this is helpful. Christine @ ADS

cvenancio wrote:Mar 1, 2018
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    This 3/4" heavy glass was custom made to fit the shower with coordinating black matte hardware. Please let us know if we can help you with your project! Thanks for the inquiry! Warmly, Christine @ ADS

dpjones wrote:Mar 10, 2017
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

dpjones wrote:Mar 6, 2017
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thanks for the inquiry, this is a 30"W x 21 1/2"H x 15"D vanity. Hope this helps! Warmly, Christine @ ADS

Joyce G. wrote:Mar 1, 2017
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    These walls are authentic tongue and groove panels (wood) painted. Hope this helps! Christine @ ADS

Nada wrote:Sep 4, 2016
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

jocar wrote:Jul 3, 2016
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

Montica Woods wrote:Jun 23, 2016
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

Lord oftheTacos wrote:May 31, 2016
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    It is not. It's not usually a good idea to put a shower in front of a window. This was done specifically at the client's request. This is a guest house, so the shower does not get used every day. Still not a great idea. Hope this helps, sorry for the delay.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

bcburleson813 wrote:May 15, 2016
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    Thank you for your interest in this project photo. We’re sorry to disappoint you, we wish we could answer every question we receive; unfortunately we are often unable to retrieve specific project information in a timely manner due to the sheer volume of requests. Every project is custom designed to meet our client’s requirements, style, and taste with currently available products. If you are interested in a project with our company, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific project plans. Houzz is a wonderful idea resource; we hope our photos have been inspiring! Warmly, Christine @ ADS.

Dana Brooks wrote:Mar 1, 2016
  • PRO
    Advance Design Studio, Ltd.

    This small bath is actually a powder room with a shower! It measures approximately 7x8. Hope this is helpful. Christine @ ADS

What Houzzers are commenting on:

teague1
teague1 added this to Downstairs Bathroom4 days ago

Shower size. Can I have without the door?

krista_l_roche
Krista added this to Bathroom6 days ago

the contrast of wall tile, pebble and wood is what I was trying to describe - i wouldn't pick these 3 together though

Similar Ideas
Kenwood Residence
Ridgemont Residence
Costa Mesa Industrial Farmhouse
Willow Street
Urban Meld
Farmhouse Rustic Bathroom
Yaiza's Place
Modern Farmhouse Bathroom
Bathrooms with Similar Colors
6
Lido Isle
Gainesville
Project Stellar Cellar
Waleric House, Alnmouth
Toronto Contemporary House 10
Narrabundah Bathroom
Modern with a view

Need help with an existing Houzz order? Call 1-800-368-4268