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Bathroom Glow Up

Most of this 1910s home was renovated sometime in the 1990s and hasn’t been touched since. When the new homeowners moved in, the bathroom was the first space they wanted to tackle.

bathroom renovation

The layout stayed mostly the same, with the exception of the door location. Plumbing was adjusted so that the bathtub faucet and shower faucet were located on the same wall. The storage cabinet between the tub and toilet was removed to make more space for the new toilet, and the pedestal sink was replaced with a recessed custom vanity.

bathroom floor plan

The room was totally gutted in order to properly insulate the outside walls and ceiling, as well as to update the electrical. This proved to be very messy, as the original sawdust insulation was still in the attic, and the lath and plaster walls created a lot of debris. When the flooring was removed to place new subfloor, we found the joists had been improperly cut to install sewer lines. These joists were replaced and properly supported.

gutted bathroom with rigid foam insulation

While the homeowners wanted to update the bathroom, they wanted to maintain a classic feel to the space to keep with the age of the home. Tall white wainscoting with a deep blue wall colour was selected to brighten the space and add character. A walnut luxury vinyl plank was used on the floor, with a large format marble tile on the walls. The vanity was custom built to recess into the wall, increasing the amount of storage space available. A large medicine cabinet was also recessed into the wall, with modern chrome wall sconces placed on either side. white vanity and medicine cabinet

The shower features a chrome rainfall shower head and telescopic hand held shower head, as well as a recessed niche with granite shelves. Floating walnut shelves were installed above the toilet for decor, and the original vent stack was sprayed copper for a warm accent.

large format marble tile shower

walnut shelves and copper stack

The homeowners love their new fresh space, and can’t wait to tackle their next project in this home.

Desperately need your own glow up for your bathroom? Give us a call!

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Warehouse Bathroom Update

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Soapstone Counter

The Ensuite Renovation

This ensuite renovation took place in 2018 in the warehouse district of Regina. I wish I could show you a picture of the original bathroom, but I don’t want to burn your eyes. The client wanted to keep the deep soaker tub, add more counter space and a larger custom shower.

The layout largely had to stay as it was, however we were able to move the toilet to make room for a make-up counter and the larger shower.


The Design

The client had a very clear idea of how she wanted her space to look like. On her list of must haves: mother of pearl tile, soapstone counter, and major wow-factor. We’re pretty pleased we were able to accomplish all three objectives.

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Mother of pearl shower and maple double vanities

We had a pretty great space to work with. Since it was a warehouse that was turned into luxury condos, we had a lot of great features like original brick walls, exposed wood ceilings, and high ceiling height. The client picked a deep green for the wall colour, lots of light fixtures, copper plumbing fixtures, and a dark slate flooring to polish off the design.

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Copper plumbing on the mother of pearl mosaic tile

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Mother of pearl soaker tub with green wall

The herringbone design on the floor was a challenge, but turned out great. There’s a step to the soaker tub in the same slate material as the floor, so we had to make sure the pattern continued perfectly on the top of the step. How do you think we did?

slate herringbone tile ensuite renovation

The herringbone design continues on the step of the tub.

Overall, we are pretty jealous of our client’s ensuite renovation! If you’re looking for a luxury ensuite renovation, give us a call or e-mail us.


Flooring and tile: Alford’s
Counter top: Tubello’s
Lighting: Richardson’s