Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2016

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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detailed and laborious to install; each leaf is individually set. "It took real craftsmen," he remarks. "Not just any tile setter could come in there and lay that tile." A simple mirror design and the crisp white low-profile sink create contrast with the wall, drawing further attention to the intricate tile work. e vanity is a dresser modified to conceal the plumb- ing fixtures within, hold the trough-style sink and ac- commodate specific storage needs. Mirrors were added to the drawer faces, a theme carried through to the hall dresser and second hall bath. "Every single piece of the puzzle was well thought-out and customized to meet the client's specific needs," Mark says. A second bathroom, which sits back-to-back with the master bath, also underwent a remodel. It wasn't damaged as severely by the leak, so the clients could use it during the master bath remodeling process. It was stylistically constructed in a similar manner to the master bath, and the master bath has become more of her space while the secondary bathroom became his space. UNIVERSALLY GREEN Maximizing square footage became a primary consider- ation for Mark and his clients. "We were working with some existing exterior walls that couldn't be moved, so space was restricted," he says. "We had to get all of their needs within that space, including a freestanding tub, trough-style sink and separate area for a toilet enclosure." e freestanding rectangular tub complements the elongated rectangular vessel trough sink and wall-mounted faucets. e entire bathroom is full of tile — walls are tiled in various subtle patterns including textured tiles. "It might be all within the same palette color," Mark explains, "but vary in texture. Some are polished, some are rough and some are matte." e wall concealing the toilet, for exam- ple, comprises six texture levels. Tiles were cut onsite into strips of 2/3- by 12-, 18- and 24-in., and applied in varied sizes and textures to create a multi-dimensional effect. e leaf tile accent wall was born of wanting an ele- ment to truly pop. "We looked at several ideas before the client finalized that glass tile that look like leaves." Mark describes this ornate wall as particularly challenging, Water damage forced a couple to remodel their dated pink bathroom; it became a sophisticated, functional space. After Before PROJECTS: Design Solutions 32 August 2016 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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