CeLois's 13 year old son, Jason, urged his mother to purchase their suburban two story last year because it had just what he wanted-a great basketball court. CeLois, a marketing executive, agreed and is now trying to make its stark contemporary style feel more like home. She's made the rest of the house work with furnishings, but now she wants to dive into the master bathroom which is cold and uninviting. Right now, it's a sea of white tile with grey fixtures, laminate cabinets and grey, white and pink wallpaper. A big white tile tub deck blocks access to a bank of windows, making it impossible to open and close the blinds. CeLois shares her master bathroom with her college-aged daughter, Courtney, who has some ideas of her own on how mom's new bathroom should look.
New shower control valves are first on the slate as we prepare the shower to be enclosed. Glass mosaic tile covers the floor and accents the porcelain field tile on the walls. Then Amy and CeLois build a cabinet to house the plumbing and tub motor as well as provide a platform for the tub filler.