Today is Sunday, 1st February 2015

Master Bath Oasis

Before - Right Wall

Before – Right Wall

A couple came into me after buying a new home nearby. They loved the home, but hated the bathrooms –  they were outdated and awkwardly laid out.  We did three of their bathrooms, but the one I want to share with you today is the Master Bath, because the transformation left me speechless.

The layout of the bathroom was horrible – a small tub and small shower, with the large vanity under an angled ceiling.  The couple wanted a spa-like feel, with a large shower and free-standing tub.  It seemed impossible, but we were able to do it with some imagination and a lot of hard work.

We moved the shower into the alcove where the tub was, doubling the size and allowing for a beautiful custom glass door.  We then moved the vanity to where the shower was, leaving room for a beautiful free-standing bath.  Behind the Bain Ultra bath we created a feature wall with ledgerstone, which was the one element this couple knew they HAD to have in the space.  It goes beautifully with the wood-look porcelain floor.  For the shower they chose a large scale porcelain tile to keep with the spa feel of the space.

For the vanity area, the couple chose an open look with the Interlude vanity by Bertch.   They chose a rich dark brown, which pops against all of the lighter earthy tones.  The Kallista Bellis faucets and Robern Bryn Mawr medicine cabinets add a traditional touch to this bathroom.


After – Overall Layout

After - Vanity

After – Vanity

After - Tub Area

After – Tub Area

After - Shower

After – Shower


Welcome to 2015!


OK, I have been totally slacking when it comes to writing my blogs!  I apologize for that, and resolve to be better in 2015.

Kohler Artifacts faucet in Brushed Bronze.

Kohler Artifacts faucet in Brushed Bronze.

With a new year comes new trends for the kitchen and bath.  The biggest trend I am seeing is the revamp of GOLD in the bathroom.  I’m not talking the green hued brass, but a warmer, richer gold.

Kohler has a few gold finishes throughout their line.  Their most popular gold is called Brushed Bronze, which I am forecasting to grow in sales this year.  I’m even putting it on a brand new display, which will be out in Somers over the next few months.     

Newport Brass has three different golds throughout their faucet line – a Polished Gold, French Gold and Satin Gold.  The faucet below is similar to Newport’s Miro faucet.

White with Gold

White with Gold

What do you think about this gold trend? Would you use it in your home? If you’re a designer or architect, are your clients requesting this look?

The Next Step in Creating Your Custom Space


A few months ago we shared helpful hints to guide you in taking the first steps in your bathroom or kitchen makeover, we encouraged you to explore your style and design options by visiting our website, getting a handle on your space and size dimensions, and allowing ample time to plan ahead. If you’d like to review those steps, just click here.

Now that you’re off to a running start in preparing for your bathroom or kitchen project, the next important step is visiting one of our showrooms.

Kitchen and bath showrooms allow you to see, feel, and experience the precise products you’re considering for the specific space in your home. Our showrooms feature over four-dozen vignettes that not only display a variety of styles, but also, all the components you will need to complete your project. For example, each bathroom vignette features a vanity/pedestal, sink, faucet and tile to give you a first-hand idea of how these specific pieces will look and feel and help you avoid costly mistakes.

It’s also a good time to revisit the “Before You Visit” checklist we suggested to help effectively narrow your choices and make your final product selections.

Be sure to make the most of your showroom visit and take full advantage of all it has to offer. And don’t hesitate to experiment with products while browsing. Our showroom is designed for plug and play. If you find a particular vanity attractive but want to see how a different faucet or tile pairs with it, you can easily try it out.

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you explore:

  • Kitchen and bathroom faucets are separated by style, allowing you to hone in on what you like more easily and eliminate what is unappealing.
  • The wide variety of bathroom displays showcases a number of different shower configurations and systems—take as much time as you need to study them and envision the arrangements in your home.
  • The tile in the 2,000 square-foot gallery can be removed from the wall. Feel free to take a tile sample along with your favorite faucet to a display to determine if the customized combination works for you in both style and function.