|CLIENT: Jim & Marie White
PROJECT LOCATION: Yorktown Heights
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Bath remodel - demolition, all new electrical, lighting, plumbing & heating; vaulted ceiling, skylight, whirlpool, cabinets, custom tiling & faux finish painting.
AGE OF STRUCTURE: 40 years
STYLE OF HOUSE: Raised Ranch
SQUARE FOOTAGE OF JOB: 60
STARTING DATE: July 1995
COMPLETION DATE: August 1995
AVERAGE PRICE RANGE ON SIMILAR PACKAGES*: $20,000 - $23,000
DETAILS: This bathroom with a modern design combines a timeless simplicity and warmth that won't look outdated five years down the road. The main bathroom in a small house serving a couple and their three children was dark, damp and lacked counter and storage space.
Raising the ceiling to the roof and adding a large skylight solved the lighting problem in daytime. Relocate, downsize and change the swing of the door [a must to accommodate more cabinets] was another essential step to the success of this project.
A soffit was built to conceal the halogen recessed fixtures and to provide an ideal space for plants. The adjacent bedroom closet was "cut down" approximately a foot to match the soffit height and also to receive more plants.
The foundations were now laid for a functional bathroom, without relocating any of the walls or fixtures! The remaining scope of work is aesthetically. A mix of building materials was called for to achieve the primary objective: making the small bath feel larger and more inviting.
White laminate cabinets were preferred over wood because of light reflection feature. The toilet, sink and whirlpool were kept white, best known for its popularity and market appeal in the event of a resale.
Ceramic tiles allows for more creative design options (than 'solid surface'). Their earth tone color also bring the warmth needed in any bathroom. Tongue and groove paneling was used to 'break' the tiling and eliminate the risk of being overwhelmed by tiles all too often found in bathrooms.
Custom hand painting on the walls added to the warmth and appeal. The accessories are the most simple, yet elegant. Window treatment was kept to a minimum. A dimmer was a must, providing for a soft ambiance necessary to enjoy a nice, relaxing bubble bath after a hard day at work.
*Price based on similar existing conditions, building supplies, square footage and other various factors and therefore subject to change.
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