Major Master Bath Makeover
Once a Dysfunctional Nightmare ...
Adam Christian and John Volturo bought a fixer-upper home with a master bathroom in desperate need of an upgrade.
... Now Ready for Relaxing
Keeping the footprint and the plumbing in the same places, they installed new lighting and a gray floating vanity and created a soft gray and white color scheme for a modern, family friendly aesthetic.
When it came to selecting hardware and materials for the bathroom remodel, Adam and John were on a tight timeline with babies on the way. "The bathroom got done in record time because we chose items that were in stock and ready to deliver," said Volturo.
White vessel sinks and a white countertop balance the gray wood-veneer floating vanity. Repeating the shower tile as a backsplash tile ties the shower and the vanity area together visually. The tiles are all trimmed with the same brushed metal edge.
Medium gray oversized floor tiles run in the same direction as the vanity in the bathroom, subtly creating order in the space with the parallel lines. To deepen the relaxing gray and to cut down on cleaning time, they went with a grout that exactly matched the tile – a great trick for making grout lines 'disappear'.
A horizontal niche trimmed in a slim edge of brushed metal provides the family plenty of space for shower storage for the couple and their two growing daughters, Michaela and Julia.
The shower and tub were updated with a 12" x 24" large format light gray pinstriped tile, installed horizontally in a brick pattern.
Family-Friendly and Modern
Grohe Metris shower fixtures were a small splurge for the couple and a polished-chrome, handheld showerhead was a necessity for the babies at bath time.