A Spa Retreat on a Tight Budget
Bathroom Renovation by EURO Design/Build/Remodel, Richardson
The owners of this Plano home had three things they did not like about their master bathroom: the size, the feel and the look. Wanting a bathroom that would feel more spacious and provide more storage for their toiletries and other items, as well as match the elegant air they had achieved throughout the rest of their residence, they turned to the experts at EURO Design/Build/Remodel. The challenge the design team faced was to create a spa-like retreat in a 10-foot by 11-foot space on rather tight budget. The footprint of the room could not be changed, so EURO employed a variety of methods and materials to achieve the homeowners’ goals. To start, the team eliminated a small, narrow storage cabinet and resized the shower to 45 inches by 60 inches, which was 78 percent larger—and much more comfortable—than the original shower’s 39-inch by 39-inch space. They finished the shower floor in Zen garden spa river rock and the walls in decorative travertine; they also gave the ceiling a barrel shape to make it feel roomier while still encapsulating the shower so the excess humidity would not spill over into the rest of the bathroom. The outside of the shower was finished in 2-inch by 4-inch travertine tiles set in a brick pattern, and a beautiful archway was constructed for the entrance. New fixtures and a frameless glass door completed the look. To save money, the unsightly cultured marble corner tub remained where it was, but it was updated with a combination of travertine tiles and Zen garden river rocks to coordinate with the shower. A new fixture was added, making the tub a decorative focal point of the room. A custom-built display cabinet, which matches the tasteful new cabinetry that offers ample storage, was placed in the empty corner above the tub. The result of the makeover, which also included new lighting and flooring, is a space that has style and flair and makes the owners smile when they wake each morning and get ready for the day.
• Meletio Lighting
• Wilson Plywood & Door
• Platinum Glass