Century Bathroom Club

Century Bathroom Club

When I arrived on site to this Century Home most of the existing bathroom was torn out as well as a small storage area that was framed in many years ago when perhaps the bathroom was added to the home on the 2nd floor.  It was an odd shape with sloped ceilings at every angle cutting into the room and making the space almost impossible to work with.  Contractors Kerry Josey and Les Hartai brought us in to come up with a plan that would make use of the space as it was, add more storage, as well as stay true to the age and character of the home, as per the clients request.


As part of our design solution we removed the storage nook and used the space to add a soaker tub and ran the cabinetry right into the corner for that extra storage.  Because you sit in the tub it made sense to place it under the sloped part of the ceiling, but we had to make sure it was easy enough to get in and out of without bumping your head.  We added LED pot lighting to the flat areas of the ceiling for more light, and roughed in additional wall sconces for character, on either side of a custom mirror built by Xanadu Fine Cabinetry that matched the vanity colour.  The shower had to be built into the window dormer and we added a seat for comfort, while strategically adding a little over a foot to the length of the shower so that the plumbing could be positioned on an interior wall.


It’s undeniable that the custom blue painted vanity steals the show, which was inspired by the tile colour in another bathroom on the main floor.  The matte black faucets by both Kohler and Brizo pop against the bright white subway tiles in the shower.  We also added interest to the very prominent angled ceilings my trimming them in ship lap for a subtle texture.


This was the bathroom update that this Century Home needed, and we are counting down the days to be invited back to renovate the kitchen!