Ever wonder what it’s like to go shopping with an interior designer?
Today I Kelly Hendricks will be shopping with my client for windows, yes windows and tile for her master bathroom remodel.
First stop, the window and door showroom
Here I’m looking for a specific type of window that looks modern, can be placed high up on the wall and opens. The challenge, how to open a window that is so high up on the wall. In this design drawing you can see that the long linear window is high above the vanity, allowing light to flood the bathroom, but how the heck are we going to open it? My idea comes from when I was in elementary school and the windows had rings on the center pull that the teacher could insert a hook at the end of a long pull and open the window by tilting inward. This allows for heat that has risen to escape and cool off the room.
Here I am pointing out details about the window and showing my client what size it will be.
Time to select tile for this master bathroom
The back wall will be the focal point of this master bathroom. I’ve decided matte textured porcelain tile is the way to go, with contrasting polished porcelain marble on the side walls. A dramatic floor tile fits in nicely with the vanity color, countertop color and vertical wall tiles.
Here is my design drawing of the master bathroom. Since this is an upstairs bathroom, I’ve decide to create a raise platform, which will allow us to have a curbless shower and have enough space to run all the plumbing underneath it.
Hardwood flooring will be going into the master bedroom. This smokey porcelain tile for the bathroom floor creates a nice contrast next to the hardwood flooring.
Time for a quick stop by the lighting showroom to see if anything catches our eye.
Our day comes to a close and we did manage to get a lot accomplished in just one day.
Until next time, see you soon.