REDESIGNING WHAT IT MEANS TO “STAY AT HOME”

7 bathroom revamps will leave you inspired

As the world navigates a global pandemic, we have all heard the guidelines and best-practices to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our community safe. It seems like everywhere we turn, we are inundated with the messages of “wash your hands!” and “stay at home!” While we know these guidelines are the best ways to stay healthy, they can seem stifling. But what if you adore your home? What if your home is your own personal oasis? Then, we believe, you will welcome those mandates with open arms! So, during a time when we are all being urged to stay close to home and to wash our hands more times than we can count, make sure the spaces around you bring you joy – specifically those bathrooms and powder rooms.

Here at KTI, we believe that there is power in the spaces we create and the spaces in which we spend our time. However, giving your bathroom that update it is longing for doesn’t need to be daunting or overwhelming. Take a look at these 7 bathroom renovations we took on to get your inspiration wheels turning. You will see that a fresh coat of paint, some wallcovering, or new fixtures can quickly transform your space. Or, if being cooped in the house has you feeling extra adventurous, rip everything out and start from scratch. Whatever approach you take, let your mind wander and curate your dream space! Because, trust us, washing your hands in a newly renovated bathroom will feel more like a retreat than a rule.

ADD DIMENSION TO YOUR WALLS

Giving your powder room a fresh look can be accomplished by adding colored or textural wallcovering to your space. In this family’s powder room, we decided to combine shiplap with grass cloth wallcovering to add layers and dimension. Don’t be afraid to play with bold textures and colors; the smaller size of powder rooms lends itself perfectly to pushing the design envelope. You will notice we also updated the lighting, selected a transitional mirror, and added fresh vanity to finish off the space. Small changes with maximum impact.

Design Details:

Wallcovering: Phillip Jeffries Maldives Weaves – Island Vibes
Shiplap: WindsorONE
Sconce: Arteriors Marie Sconce
Mirror: Mirror Image Home
Faucet: Kohler Purist Wall Mount
Sink: Kohler Vox Rectangle Vessel Sink
Vanity: Restoration Hardware Reclaimed Russian Oak Single Washstand

Photo by S.Brenner Photography

give your space a fresh facelift

If you are looking to give your bathroom an update on a budget, never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint. You will see that in this master bath, we painted the existing cabinets. Combined with updated knobs, new tile, and LED lit mirrors, this space feels entirely transformed. We decided to balance out a unique, patterned floor tile with a simpler, oversized subway tile to keep a classic look.

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Design Details:

Cabinet Paint: Sherwin Williams Foothills
Floor Tile: Decorative Materials A.K.D.O Nomad
Wall Tile: Marazzi Hawthorne
Countertop: Caesarstone Pure

fusing multiple styles in one space

Don’t feel limited to a singular style; in fact, combining different styles into one space can create just the impact you are looking for.  In this home, we balanced rustic features with more traditional touches.  The reclaimed wood on the ceiling and bright and fresh, white shiplap on the walls fused beautifully with more traditional elements: travertine flooring, cabinetry with clean lines, and a luxurious chandelier.  

Design Details:

Flooring: Materials Marketing Vintage Travertine Antico
Chandelier: Currey and Company Fantine Chandelier
Sink: Kohler Vox Vessel
Faucet: Kohler Artifacts
Tub: Kohler Imperator
Mirrors: Seura Mirrors
Rug: Surya Tahoe
Ottoman: CR Laine

mix materials and textures

Just like you shouldn’t feel limited to a singular style, don’t feel confined when selecting materials and textures. A surefire way to impress your guests is by combining a variety of finishes. In this powder room, we contrasted the bright, white shiplap with a natural, live-edge countertop. The balance between these two textures added a polished touch to this space. Fun fact: the wood countertop was salvaged from a tree cut down on the property. Not only does this add a personal touch, but it makes for a great talking point, too.

Design Details:

Shiplap: WindsorONE
Sconces: Restoration Hardware Edison Milk Glass Sconce
Mirror: Pottery Barn Eastwood Round Mirror
Sink: Kohler Conical Bell Sink
Faucet: Newport Brass Jacobean

Photo by Nikki Holt

go for a dramatic makeover

If the size and layout of your bathroom suit your needs, save the headache (and your budget) and just give it a cosmetic “face-lift”. In this home, the plumbing locations and walls were left as-is. We got our desired look by updating all of the finishes, light fixtures, vanities, and wallcovering. We wanted to modernize the deck-mount tub without ripping it out. Squaring it off achieved our desired look.

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Design Details:

Cabinet Paint: Sherwin Williams Foothills
Floor Tile: Decorative Materials A.K.D.O Nomad
Wall Tile: Marazzi Hawthorne
Countertop: Caesarstone Pure

play with tiles and patterns

Want a simple way to freshen up a bathroom? Install floor-to-ceiling tile on the vanity wall and pair it with a patterned floor tile.  Don’t be afraid to mix and match tile patterns either.  Keeping the tiles in the same color family is a great way to ensure the look doesn’t clash.  We decided to incorporate a floating vanity in this family’s powder room to keep it feeling current.   

Design Details:

Flooring: Bedrosians Enchante Charm
Wall Title: Crossville Hamptons White Matte
Light: Progress Lighting Alexa
Mirror: Mirror Image Home 

Photo by S.Brenner Photography

go all-in on a dramatic overhaul

Perhaps after seeing all of these projects, you are feeling inspired to rip everything out and start fresh.  Sometimes that is the best thing to do to guarantee your full design vision is brought to life.  We were able to completely overhaul this master bathroom by incorporating a multitude of textures and materials into the space.  The deck-mounted tub was replaced with an artistic, freestanding tub.  All finishes, lighting, vanities, and plumbing were replaced.  Our goal was to keep this room bright, fresh, and neutral.  To add in an extra pop, we included a mixture of metals and large format marble tile to round out the overhaul.  

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AFTER

Design Details:

Tub: MTI Juliet Soaker Tub
Sconces: Arteriors
Mirrors: Seura Mirrors
Countertop: Bedrosians Sequel Quartz Statuario Quartz
Floor Tile: Fiandre Premium White Honed
Shower Walls: Fiandre Premium White Polished
Stone Wall: Dal Tile Jet Setter Dusk
Vanity Wall: Ann Sacks Selvaggio Honed
Plumbing: Brizo Odin

Now, more than ever, we must love the space we call home.  We, at KTI, hope these projects left you feeling inspired to reclaim, reinvigorate, and redesign your space.  Cultivate a space you love to spend time in.  From a simple “freshen up” to an all-out renovation, find what works for you and your home because how we feel about our spaces matters.