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Bathroom Renovation – Our most Elegant design yet!

I am so excited to finally be able to share with you the professional photographs of my clients home in Toronto! Here is what the bathroom looked like prior to the extensive renovations.

My clients required more storage space, they wanted to eliminate the tub (to the left of the shower, not shown) and brighten up this dark, disorganised space. I am thrilled to show you this re-designed, highly functional and now elegant new bathroom.  Drum roll please….

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It still gives me goosebumps!

Heated ceramic flooring mimics the look of the walnut hardwood that I sourced for the rest of the second floor and it adds a warmth like no other.  This same tile was used for the shower floor and the bench. I picked up a granite off cut for the curb that ties in beautifully with the wood looking ceramic tile.

Shower with Bench and Niche

After thorough discussions with  my clients regarding what they wanted from their space, I began to put together a design to transform this space completely.

They wished for an all white bathroom, so once the tiles for the shower were chosen and the counter top selection was finalised, I pulled out my large colour samples and knew immediately that Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore was the perfect choice. The trim and ceilings are the same white, as well as the custom cabinetry which we colour matched for a perfect look.

Custom Corner Cabinet
The cabinetry was designed to ensure storage was no longer an issue and to maximise the space to its full potential. The high ceilings allowed for a corner cabinet to which we added sconces on the either side for additional and ambient lighting as well as crown molding as an added detail.

The all white solid surface counter tops, cabinetry, shower tiles and wall colour provide a classic look with clean lines.  Sparkly glass knobs, the beautiful chandelier and custom mirrors offer an elegant touch without being over the top.

A little bit of pretty is always a good thing.

A little bit of pretty is always a good thing.

Vessel sinks with brushed nickel faucets.

Vessel sinks with brushed nickel faucets.

I managed to sneak in some mason jars (below) and an antique mirrored tray (above left) from the Aberfoyle Market. In this style of bathroom, these accessories work beautifully. Mixing contemporary items such as the large vessel sinks and tall faucets with the older, more traditional pieces makes the design unique while complimenting the original style of this Victorian home.

Mason Jars

For a seamless look in the shower I suggested a linear shower drain (pictured below -can you see it?!). This eliminates the generic round silver drain that we are use to seeing in the shower and you can’t even tell it’s there. If you want this style of drain, talk to your contractor first to ensure they are familiar with the installation process.

Linear Shower Drain

The rainfall shower head offers total relaxation and looks amazing.  Just bear in mind that this type of shower head uses more water and requires a larger than normal pipe connection to give you the right amount of water pressure.  If you don’t mind the higher water bills, then turn it on and enjoy!

Rainfall Shower Head

All photographs are courtesy of Stephani Buchman Photography, thanks Stephani for capturing the space so beautifully! See more pictures of this stunning bathroom and all my work on my houzz profile page.

White Bathroom

So, what you think of this bathroom makeover?  If you can’t tell by now, I am so happy with the result and my clients are over the moon too!   A special thanks to Paul, Andy, John, Lisa and Maria for all of your help and hard work.  I couldn’t of done it without my fabulous team!

Are you bored of your bathroom?  Contact me, I can work with you on the entire renovation or help get you started by ensuring all your finishes, colours and design styles work together. Visit my updated website at www.creatingcontrastdesigns.com.

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