It’s the final week of the One Room Challenge and the bathroom remodel is completed just in time! The old slate bathroom now has a healthy dose of drop dead gorgeous Calcutta marble and brand new polished chrome Delta shower and Miseno sink faucet from Build.com. The small space feels a thousand times larger and received much needed storage.
The storage was a big reason why we decided to give this space an overhaul. Being an older home this original bathroom is petite. We carved a shelf in the shower long enough to store bottles and soaps and recessed the Kohler vanity mirror cabinet into the wall to allow for a better proportioned sink. By taking advantages of these extra inches in the wall we gained a lot of extra breathing room in the bathroom.
The biggest gain came from the neighboring closet on the other side of the wall. The closet has an unused/ inaccessible corner where two cabinets meet. So we knocked through and built a niche using all that unused prime real estate. This long narrow niche will be a great addition for towels and additional storage. Four glass shelves will be installed shortly along with a new glass shower enclosure. This is probably the only element that was delayed in the six weeks of the challenge.
I am crazy in love with this tile and so happy that the installer hand selected each piece for the right pattern and movement when installing the 12″ x 24″ Calcutta marble tiles in a staggered layout. The flooring is a rare marble called black wood, these tiles were cut into two varying sizes and also staggered. This is my favorite material in the bathroom because of its wood like appearance. The black wood marble is smooth to walk on and is warmer than one would expect.
The most tailored made item in this bathroom was the sink. I looked high and low for just the right sink, something petite enough to not overwhelm the bathroom with a little bit of counter surface. In the end we ended up opting for a custom sink made from slabs of white quartz. This option does need to be well planned with your plumber and fabricator. It is important to test out the faucet for the fit and where the water will hit on the sink to avoid splashing up at you when it is turned on. I love the sink and the little counter to the right is just perfect for everyday use. Since the sink was custom made it is the perfect size depth and width and we gained a few extra inches of standing room in the bathroom.