Usually when a bathroom remodel goes well, the clients end up raving about the designer. But after a recent remodel, designer Thomas Scheid of JNR Design Solutions in San Jose, Calif. was gushing about the clients with whom he worked. "These are pretty much dream clients who appreciate quality and were willing to provide the budget for it," said Scheid about his clients who comissioned a bathroom remodel in their 1920's home. The clients wanted to maintain a “vintage feel without sacrificing any of the modern conveniences.” Blending vintage aesthetics with contemporary function isn't always the easiest task, but Thomas was up to the task. Below are some photos of the bathroom's transformation.
(All photos courtesy of Thomas Scheid of JNR Design Solutions.)
1. Before: “For ‘durability’ reasons [the previous owner] had used an acrylic shower surround and tub, vinyl floor, laminate vanity and cultured marble vanity top,” said Scheid.
2. The old bathroom also had a large shower wall (left), which was replaced with a pony wall (right) “to give the space a more open feel and to accommodate a jetted, alcove-style tub.”
3. A new, Jetta whirlpool bathtub in the remodeled bathroom.
4. The vinyl floor was replaced with 1-inch, white hexagon tile. Three-inch by 6-inch white subway tile was used for the tub surround. Both tiles helped provide the vintage look the client wanted.
5. The new vanity, made by LoNardo’s Woodworking by Design, is a custom piece made from maple and painted white. The countertop was constructed from wenge wood, which was also used on top of the pony wall. The old centerset faucet was replaced with a Grohe widespread faucet, and a Toto completed the lavatory setup. The walls were updated with a deep blue paint from Sherwin Williams.
6. Besides the subway tile, a 1-inch by 1-inch accent tile from Daltile was installed to create a pinstripe effect for the shower wall. The showerhead is from Grohe.
The total project cost came in a little under $20,000. For more of Thomas Sheid’s projects, visit JNR Design Solutions Web site. To see more photos from this remodeling project, visit Thomas Scheid's Picasa page.