2018 Remodeling Excellence Award

“While the overall space was large, the shower was tiny and cramped, and the toilet was not privatized,” said Normandy Designer Laura Barber, AKBD. “The vanities lacked the storage they desired and a giant tub took up too much of the back wall space.”

Making the most of the spacious room while finding the right layout was the first priority. Keeping the tub along the back wall made the most sense, and now an opulent freestanding soaker tub is central to the bath.  “We were able to take advantage of the space once dedicated to the tub and install a large luxurious shower with sparkling glass accents and dual showerheads,” noted Laura.

Relocating the shower allowed for a large 2 bowl vanity with lots of drawers for storage.  There was even enough room to add a seated vanity table with a large mirror and great lighting. Tucking the table in its own nook allowed for a private makeup space in addition to more storage for linens.

Once the new layout was reconfigured, the design details and finishes were selected. “Beauty was important,” said Laura “but practical, low maintenance materials were a must for this space.” The custom cabinetry was selected in a timeless, flat panel door style in a soft white painted finish. The countertops and shower components are Vicostone. Chosen for its color and style, but also for its durability, never needing to be sealed.

The style and function of this bathroom earned it a Remodeling Excellence Award from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Greater Chicagoland. This award, which is selected by a panel of experts, recognizes beautiful and well-thought-out designs in the Chicagoland area.

Set up a time to meet with award-winning designer Laura Barber to discuss the possibilities for your bathroom remodel. Or, register to attend an upcoming workshop to learn about the latest and greatest bathroom trends that fit your needs. You can also follow Normandy Remodeling on FacebookTwitter and Instagram or check out the Normandy photo gallery for more design ideas and inspiration.

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