Our clients had big dreams for the former attic space in their Medford home – envisioning an eclectic primary suite complete with a bedroom, bathroom, laundry, office, and sitting area.
In the new bathroom, Designer Madison Cota focused on maximizing every square inch of space for both function and style. It was as important to create a bold, modern, and interesting aesthetic as it was to ensure that storage needs were met and every element was considered and purposed for use in this small space. That, coupled with the timing of this renovation during the height of pandemic-era supply chain disruptions and shipping delays meant we had our work cut out for us.
The bathroom tile flooring has the iconic patterned appearance of encaustic cement but is actually crafted from porcelain, providing a similar aesthetic at a lower cost and higher durability rating. Rather than the standard horizontal brick pattern, timeless white subway tiles were placed vertically on the shower walls to give a more modern look.
For the vanity, rich blue cabinetry with contrasting polished nickel hardware was selected to harmonize with the design of the floor tile. We incorporated storage in the form of medicine cabinets above the vanity and a linen closet tucked into wall space behind the door.
In the shower, we recommended a blue penny tile for the floor and recessed niche storage to both complement the rich blues of the vanity and bathroom flooring while separating the shower into its own space. A built-in corner ledge is designed for shaving ease, and varying heights of the niche storage shelves will accommodate different sized bottles and products, incorporating form and function into the overall design process.