Before:[portfolio_slideshow include="859,857,856,855"] Now the bathroom feels open and airy with a layout that recesses the vanity, toilet, and shower along one wall of the bathroom. The "banjo" style vanity top triples their countertop space and creates a continuity along the vanity wall.
After:[portfolio_slideshow include="860,852,851,850,848,846"] The slate flooring pulls in colors from the walls and cherry vanity cabinet, creating a sense of flow throughout the room. The radiator and its cabinet cover were removed and replaced with a small wall radiator that is more energy efficient and space-saving. The homeowners found that they actually had extra space near the shower to place a small console table to house extra bathroom accessories as well as display more of their artwork, including the shadow box we created as a Thank You present. The woodwork that we carried into their Craftsman Kitchen was also carried into their bathroom. The new window has obscure glass to match the original door and new shower door. Before the remodel, the interior side of the bathroom door had mismatched hardware and a board covering the recessed panel detailing found throughout the door. On top of that panel were several layers of white paint. We managed to get the door stripped and restained to match the existing woodwork, bringing the old house character to a side of the door the homeowners had no idea had a hidden recessed panel.
We managed to change the functionality of the space--storage, flow, and workspace--without adding an addition.
Craftsmanship Shown in Craftsman Trim
This home had unique trim designs that we had never seen before. In order to continue the beautiful woodwork through the newly updated kitchen, we had to order new millwork and match the stain to the existing trim in adjacent rooms. With hours of working on it, we managed to duplicate the trim.
Our highly-skilled woodworker paid close attention to detail as he finished off the beautiful base boards and window trim. The homeowners now enjoy their window sills as a place to display some of their momentos.
Space Saving, Energy Saving
A great amount of storage space was added by replacing an unused countertop area and wall cabinets with full height pantries. The pantries are located along the main pathway to the back door. Due to their twelve inch depth, the pantries create a better traffic flow.
Another space-saving product used was a wall mounted radiator that doubles as a coat rack! Who wouldn't enjoy warm coats in these Wisconsin winters? Now the radiator is away from the window where it was previously interrupting countertop space.
With all of the energy-saving products the home owners had installed, they earned a rebate through Energy Star for $750.