In the post about my beloved kitchen project, I talked about how once in a great while a designer plays Genie and creates a masterpiece that takes your breath away. I was certain that the kitchen was that ‘once in a great while’ masterpiece; I had know Idea that I could do it back to back! All I can say is I am stunned speechless by this bathroom.
This bathroom belongs to the same clients as the kitchen project. This time the bathroom was ordered by my client’s husband; he was so impressed with the kitchen that he said let’s go all the way, and go all the way we did!
My clients belong to a fitness club that they were not enjoying. They were always worried about hygiene, so they wanted a spa at home – a luxury spa with all of the amenities and without leaving home. The wife wanted a a designer closet for her cloths and her shoes, we girls know about those shoes, and also a place to work out. These requests were right up my alley.
Four months and several changes along the way:
I went to work, and it was a tall order since the exiting bath was only 19 x 12 including the closets. As a solution, we borrowed space from the outside. The city would only allow 20 ft straight back so we took the whole 20 ft, but then we “L’d” it because we still needed more space for the fitness area, which gave me more room for a fitness room and created a courtyard in the back.
The entrance of the bath before was the closets and the the bath; it now becomes on one side a very large shower and steam room all encompassed in back granite and trimmed in a mirrored and black granite 1 inch tile wrapping around the walls as a trim (remember finished details). There also is a bench built in the walls of the steam shower also done in the same materials while steaming. There is a large rain shower head in the ceiling and 12 jets (6 on each side ) to pulsate your body.
Floors, the water closet and hall walls, the opposite side of the shower is now a nine foot floating vanity done in Italian Black lacquer with under lighting that bounces off the granite floor.
On top of vanity a mirror from wall to wall from the ceiling to the top of vanity and what floats on top is a gain grey quartzes with sunken black sinks. Now there is bath area with a parcel sunken tube that is a Jacuzzi the faucet to fill the bath comes out of the ceiling. *You know I am having a blast.* In that area the walls are done in grey silk and and set in the walls is a brushed chrome fireplace, and on the opposite wall is a brushed chrome towel warmer. After the heated floors in their kitchen, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that this bathroom also has heated floors. In the ceiling of the room is an Italian murano glass light sphere. Throughout the entire space there are 43 down lights that allow you to create any mood you like. But the great surprise the wall to wall, floor to ceiling, black mirror wall that is behind the tub. What cannot be seen is that with in that glass wall there are 2 40 inch wide swivel doors that open up into a magnificent walk in luxury closet and adjacent to that closet is a full work out room.
It would take me hours to describe all the the wonder of this project, to sum it up, it truly is a masterpiece, a spa in wonderland.
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