These clients had just purchased a 1960’s center hall colonial on a quiet cul-de-sac in Morris County, NJ. While the overall layout of the home, wooded property, and quiet street were what they were looking for, the master bath area did not suit their needs.
The master bathroom area was comprised of a 4’ wide space that housed a small, dark shower, narrow pedestal sink, and toilet. Adjacent to the bath was a make-up/dressing area and a walk-in closet. The goal was to use the space to create a bright master bathroom with his and hers sinks, a toilet, and a large shower. Three project design plans were presented, and plan one was chosen, tweaking the design to add a private water closet.
The tile selection and design (Provided by Nanci McCarthy of Best Tile) is bright and adds some texture to the room while the variation in the stone as well as the glass and mosaic tiles add a dash of color. The deep espresso vanity anchors the room, providing functionality with ample storage and defined his and hers areas and clean lines in its shaker panel door design and square undermount sinks. The simplicity of the quartz vanity top perfectly complements the texture of the tile.
Recessed into the rear of the space, spacious shower has a large bench seat, wall niche for storage, a rain head, and a hand-held shower head. Adjacent to the shower is the private water closet. While providing plenty of room, the angled front wall softens its feel in the overall space.
While demolishing the bathroom, severe rot was found around one of the windows in the bathroom as well as the sub floor. The existing window was removed, the area reframed, the window re-installed, and the exterior and interior were refinished seamlessly. The rotten subfloor was replaced prior to the installation of the tile floor.
Concerned that the hall bath could have similar rot issues, the homeowners elected to move up the remodel of that bathroom on their priority list and included it in the scope of this renovation. In the hall bath, all of the fixtures remained in their original places. A white vanity and mirrors are contrasted nicely with the dark honed quartz top. Porcelain tile in a simple block pattern was chosen to compliment the vanity and top. A shower curtain will be used to make bathing children an easier task.
In addition to these major projects, the homeowners refinished their hardwood floors, added crown molding and paint to the rooms on the first level, and added some sweat equity by removing some dated wood paneling from the family room. Now, as they are all settled in, this newly purchased house has become their home.
The remodeling work and project management was by ProSkill Construction, a DBP Preferred Remodeler.
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