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R & B 2011

A bar was placed on the wall opposite the shower head to give towel access before exiting the shower.
To enhance the look of this modern bathroom, wainscoting tile was installed on the walls. This also eliminates the need for for any baseboard molding.
The tile used for the shower curb usually matches what is used on the bathroom floor.

B & A Kitchen 2011

Upper wall cabinets were sacrificed to allow more light to shine through the windows.The simple cabinet design and granite countertops are enhanced by the rich hardwood floors.
The cabinetry was custom built to conceal a washer and dryer near the kitchen area.
The door fronts are removable to allow the appliances to be rearranged as necessary.

B & R Bathroom 2011

A contemporary square bathroom faucet with waterfall spout complements the lines of this vessel sink.
Contrary to popular belief, a large floor and wall tile in a very small space often makes the room look bigger. The color and layout of the tile also play a part in creating the desired optical illusion.
The size of the tile for the shower surround has been reduced, but the style and the layout remain the same.

B & D Bathroom 2011

Natural stone work, frameless shower door, and dark bronze fixtures give this master bathroom a classic design and a warm feel.
The pattern on the wall ties together the accent tile in the shower and the backsplash behind the vanity. Note the accuracy in the proportions and the symmetry in relation to the tub.
Professionally refinished, this cabinet was brought back to life. We spiced it up with new bronze handles to match all the other fixtures in the bathroom.

M G Bathroom 2011

This contemporary shower features glass subway tile throughout. Although most glass tiles have a white backing, it is important to use the proper color thinset to avoid noticing imperfections through the glass. We selected white grout and a white thinset behind this tile to achieve the effect desired.
The original tub was left in place. Marmoleum flooring, wood baseboard, and a modern vent cover complete the job.
On the opposite corner of the bathroom is an inset medicine cabinet and a one-piece countertop with integral sink. Notice that the mirror is perfectly centered with the faucet and the light fixture.

M & I Bathroom 2011

The wall-mounted bar allows the shower head to be raised or lowered to the desired height. The shower head itself can be removed from the bar for various uses. This model comes with with a soap dish attached.
Tiles from the same collection work very well together. For this walk-in shower, we used a 12”x16” field tile on the walls, a 3”x3” tile for the pan and the accent, and a 3”x12” bullnose tile for the curb.
Shampoo cubbies are often set at eye level. The tile at the base of the cubby is always set on a very gentle slope, preventing water from pooling.

D M Kitchen 2011

A hard wired under-cabinet lighting system was used in this kitchen. The round lights are unintrusive and the wire is not visible, even without a filler piece on the front of the cabinets. Adding a filler piece to cover the lights often takes away precious space between the countertop and the upper cabinets.
For a more contemporary look, within budget, kitchen cabinets from Ikea were used.
A well planned kitchen: the sliding door was replaced and moved about a foot to allow for a hutch to be installed on the back wall. The lighting system is also completely new: symmetry is your friend.