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Allocating space appropriately is a critical component of every good design, but making sure that every inch is used wisely becomes a dominant criterion when renovating in a high rise Chicago condo.
Before the renovation, this bathroom had a large soaking tub that was almost never used and the bathroom lacked adequate storage. The bathroom was also feeling out of date and did not match the homeowner’s style and décor throughout the rest of the residence. They decided it was time to make a change to their master bathroom, and enlisted the assistance of Normandy’s Stephanie Bryant.
Stephanie and the homeowners talked over wants, needs, and pain points as they began developing a plan of attack for the new space. The homeowners opted to remove their bathtub, a common request Normandy Designers are noticing in recent years, which gave them the opportunity to allocate their space in a way that better suited their needs.
Making significant plumbing changes in a condo can be a challenge due to the nature of living and working in a high-rise, and this building was no different. Stephanie worked closely with the plumbers and building management to make sure that the removal of the bathtub and other elements did not cause any issues for other residents of the building, while ensuring that the homeowners’ vision would be fulfilled.
The newly remodeled master bathroom has a crisp, modern feel while still maintaining a warm and inviting tone. “The vanity is a dark stained rift cut oak and the storage cabinets have a white, high gloss finish,” says Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant, CKD. “Floor and shower tiles mimic the look of marble, but are actually porcelain, which makes them a lower maintenance option for long term beauty and enjoyment.” The vertical mosaic tiles create a glittering feature wall as you first enter the room, and enhance the overall spa aesthetic of the space. An oversized shower with multiple body sprays complete the spa-like experience, and start off each day with a healthy dose of pampering.
This Chicago master bathroom remodel was so well executed; it recently won a Remodeling Excellence Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Greater Chicagoland. If you are considering a master bathroom remodel and would like to talk with Stephanie about creating a unique solution for your home, you can request a free consultation or stop by our Hinsdale design showroom to find inspiration for your upcoming bathroom remodel.