Old wood, great design, new life -
In moments, we must go backwards to fully understand where we are at in the present moment. In design, we must know where we came from in order to fully take in the sights of where we land. This bathroom renovation, done inside a garden home in some of Oregon's beautiful wine country, is an example of that idea. On it's own, we can see a nice, clean and modern new bathroom. However, understanding the previous life of the space, makes it all the more important.
We started with a dated bathroom, with rich floor to ceiling wood. Copper fixtures, darker tile and a surrounded jacuzzi tub made the room feel dark and heavy.
The homeowners wanted something fresh and clean, but wanted to stay within the design aesthetics of the rest of the home. Some of the room must stay the same, some of room must be renovated.
Our plan was to utilize the original footprint of the space, but to modernize the wood-clad space with new cabinetry, flooring and tile, along with a walk-in shower, infinity drain and all new lighting.
Our construction phase was cautiously executed, as aspects of the original room were kept for the new design. The main concern was to not damage the wood we wanted to use later.
Once we removed the previous tub and cabinetry, we re-walled the room and put in new lighting in the soon-to-be walk-in shower. New plumbing was laid to accommodate the new sink and infinity drain for the shower.
You can see through these photos of the construction the beginning of the back-lit mirror, as well. It is these kind of touches that make a space truly unique to the clients.
Our finished bathroom is clean, modern and yet still earthen. In keeping some of the original materials, we blended the modern work right in with the vintage, to create a cohesive room that looks all new.
The finished project with the new tiled shower, unique custom cabinet, back-lit mirror and Travertine & porcelain tiles is ageless. Details like the infinity drain, half glass wall, recessed lighting and Balinese sliced stone floor all speak for themselves.
Ultimately, we can create something all new with only renovating a portion of the space. As we move toward a greener way of life, we have the option of transforming our spaces in ways that are more ethical and earth-friendly.
Your 1970's kitchen or your 1950's bathroom can also look all new. Let us know what you dream of for your next partial renovation, by contacting Donna DuFresne!