Before & After: West End Bathroom Remodel

My clients came to me about two years ago wanting to update their tired and dated bathroom. They needed a better function, layout and look to work for their family of 4. So after mapping out their floor plan, I went to work changing up the layout. Instead of having a separate tub and small shower, I decided to make better use of the space and add a tub/shower combo. In order to get the tub/shower combo in the space, we needed to move the toilet, which luckily wasn’t too much of an issue. Adding this tub/shower also gave us the opportunity to add some much needed storage in the bathroom, which they had a serious lack of to begin with. By switching the toilet to where the tub was, we were also able to gain extra space to include a 48″ vanity, which was a great change from the pedestal sink they had been use to using. Another change we made to the space was vaulting the ceiling, which created the illusion of much more space in the bathroom. Since we vaulted, we were able to add in a skylight to make the bathroom feel nice and bright! Scroll below to see all the before and after shots of this bathroom remodel.

Before with the separate tub and half wall separating the toilet and the tub.
Another view of the back wall of the bathroom.
You can tell they were lacking some storage here.
The corner shower was not working for them. You can also see the wall that was built out for plumbing that was taking up space, so that had to go as well.
This was the view from the bathroom door.
Here’s the updated view from the bathroom door.
Check out that vaulted ceiling, with those beams and the added skylight!! I absolutely love skylights – especially circular ones – so I was very happy with the results. The beams were a decorative addition and they turned out so great!
By making the tub and shower as one unit, we were able to get extra storage with open shelves and a cabinet below in the corner.
This was a way better use of space, than having the toilet hide over in the corner behind a half wall for the tub.
The custom vanity turned out beautifully! Paint Color – Benjamin Moore Soot
I love the mix of metals we used in the space.
Here you can see the extra storage space we were able to add in the corner. Perfect for holding towels in the baskets on shelves and the rest of your items in the cabinet below. We also stained the shelves to match the ceiling beams to create continuity.

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Living Room Design

Today I’m sharing a transitional style living room design that you can easily copy in your home! You can shop all the items you see on this design board by clicking the links below. Total cost for this living room is $6,240 CAD. Most of the items can be found on our sister site www.shopcharlotteinteriors.ca

Sofa/ Chairs/ Coffee Table/ Stools (set of 2) / Rug (8×10) / Artwork/ End Table/ Floor Lamp/ Table Lamp/ Vase/ Decorative Object/ Chair Pillows (20″)/ Blue Sofa Pillows (22″)/ White Sofa Pillow (20″)/ White & Black Sofa Pillow (20″)/ Throw

Design Trend: Kitchen Ladders

Today I wanted to talk about a design trend that is popping up in kitchen design and it’s the kitchen ladder. Now I wouldn’t say it’s a 2018 Design Trend, but I would say that I’m seeing ladders more and more not just in home libraries but in kitchens as well. You might think, “why would you have a ladder in the kitchen?” and in most kitchens it wouldn’t be necessary, but they prove very useful in kitchens with cabinets that go to the ceiling and where the ceiling is taller than normal.

Scroll through below to see some beautiful images of kitchens with ladders and maybe it’ll have you considering one in your next kitchen!

Kitchen Ladder

Image: Lynn K. Leonidas Design & Decoration 

 

Kitchen Ladders

Image: Pinterest (Original Source Unknown)

Kitchen Ladders

Image: Decor Pad

Kitchen Ladder

Image: Decor Pad

Kitchen Ladder

Image: Gazeta Do Povo

Kitchen Ladders

Image: Laplante Construction

Kitchen Ladder

Image: Lonny

 

2018 Trend: Green Kitchens

A new year means new design trends and one design trend that keeps popping up is green kitchens! Although white will still reign supreme, green is gaining some traction. Last year blue kitchens were hot and this year I think they’ll get replaced with green. Now I know what you’re thinking…. “Green? Really? Isn’t that so retro?”. Well I’m here to show you some green kitchens that are very modern and now and maybe I’ll be having you change your mind! If you are thinking about updating your kitchen, then there are plenty of other things that you might need to consider changing as well. For example, you might be thinking about what is the best kitchen faucet? However, no matter what you decide to do to your kitchen, the decision is up to you.

Green Kitchen

Image: Studio McGee

Green Kitchen

Image: The Zhush

Green Kitchen

Image: Jillian Harris Via Popsugar

Green Kitchen

Image: Room for Tuesday

If you don’t want to commit to a full green kitchen, incorporate open shelving to break up the design, or go with two tone cabinets using white on the top. A farmhouse sink would be a fabulous choice to help bring everything together. You can also add in a different color island, such as black or wood to break up all the green.

Green Kitchen

Image: Amber Interiors

Green Kitchens

Image: Lonny

Green Kitchen

Image: Studio McGee

Green Kitchen

Image: Sarah Sherman Samuel