Bathroom of the Week: Classic Style in a Bed-to-Bath Conversion

The designer Jesse Strickler faced a dilemma. He had recently bought a 1000-square-foot 1950s-era home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that only had one bathroom shared between its three bedrooms. He joined forces with his sister-in-law, Jennifer Strickler, a designer, looking for a bath with an en-suite and shower.

The couple concentrated on an additional bedroom with the appropriate square footage for a spacious bathroom. The bedroom was closed off at the entryway, and then the principal bedroom to link the two rooms. This enabled them to design an airy, light-filled layout in the old bedroom with a glass-enclosed corner shower with a low curb, a freestanding tub, and a double vanity with plenty of room to breathe within 145 square feet. Black and white tiles and fixtures with brushed nickel finishes provide a traditional touch, and the hunter-green vanity and brass accents add a modern look.

Before: the previously used bedroom provided an essential space; two windows ensured the room had enough sunlight. Jennifer Strickler Design LLC After, The designers walled off the entryway to the former bedroom and created a new entry from Jesse’s main bedroom to the newly designed bathroom. The home is constructed over an unfinished crawl space, so updating the electrical system and routing the plumbing was pretty straightforward.

The huge low-curb shower is located in an area between windows. It has an enclosure made of frameless glass that makes the most of the sunlight. The tub is beneath one window, and the vanity is on the wall to the left. The toilet is situated in an alcove about where this photograph was taken. (See floor plan below.) An additional exhaust fan in the ceiling between the tub and shower ensures that moisture levels are in check.

Excellent taupe paint on the ceiling and walls (Heron Plume by Sherwin Williams) and warm gray trimming (Pachyderm from Sherwin Williams) provide a neutral background for the stark black and white tiles.

Find an interior designer for your bathroom near you. Jennifer Strickler Design LLCThe 60-inch, ready-made hunter-green double vanity is a blast of color. “He’s not a fan of white cabinets and wanted something unique,” Jennifer says. “He’s typically drawn to darker, richer colors.” An open shelf made of white oak gives a hint of warmth and a place to keep clean towels.

The vanity comes with a black granite countertop and a shorter backsplash. White vessel sinks are paired with faucets made of brushed nickel that have a gooseneck spout and cross handles. “They’re a modernized play on a vintage look,” Jennifer says.

Gold cabinet knobs complement the antique brass look of the fixture. The black-colored mirrors complement the black finish of the light. The silver-colored accents of the mirrors compliment the faucet’s finish. The mixed metal look of the vanity adds different layers of interest.

Mirrors The black Carrick oval Uttermost; taps: Exira single-hole vessel faucet with a pop-up drain in polished nickel, Signature Hardware and lights for the vanity: English Pub four-light in antique brass, with tarnished graphite and brass. Elk Home

Find green bathroom vanity units  Jennifer Strickler Design LLCThe 10-inch hexagonal floor tiles in black hide a radiant heat system and anchor the space with a splash of drama. “I wanted something high-contrast and didn’t want to compete with the green I chose for the vanity,” Jesse says.

10. Bathroom Style Features Pros We Always recommend  Jennifer Strickler Design LLC. LLCThe shower floor has identical black hexagonal tiles but in a 1-inch-wide size. The glossy white ceramic tiles with charcoal-colored grout line the shower walls. “I was going to go with regular subway tiles but decided to splurge and go with larger tiles that are a bit more bold,” Jesse states.

The custom glass enclosure lets in plenty of light. “I didn’t want to go with any pony walls because I wanted the bathroom to feel as large as possible,” Jesse states.

A custom glass enclosure A1 Glass Metro Mirror and Shower Door Tile: Imperial Bianco gloss ceramic 4×12 inches (walls) and the hex matte black ceramic mosaic tile 1 inch by 1 inch (floor), The Tile ShopJennifer & Jennifer Strickler Design LLCDual shower heads in brushed nickel are part of similar collections as vanity faucets. They feature thermostatic technology that ensures steady water temperature and hand showers for greater flexibility. “I wanted the external exposed pipes for that classic, old-fashioned look,” Jesse says.

Shower fixture: Exira thermostatic shower with hand shower in brushed nickel Signature Hardware  Jennifer Strickler Design LLCTwo niches — one narrow, the other tall assist to keep shower accessories from falling onto the ground.

Are you new to home remodeling? Get how to do the basics. Jennifer Strickler Design, LLC. A 67″ contemporary white acrylic bathtub features an elegant design with curving lines. “It’s a pretty tub,” Jesse says. “I liked that it has a very exaggerated slipper on one side.”

Browse for freestanding bathtubs. Jennifer Strickler Design LLCA modern-style tub filler made of brushed nickel is compatible with shower fittings and sink faucets. A small wooden table provides an area to place candles, bath products, and a drink. Jennifer Strickler Design LLCThis floorplan showcases the newly renovated bathroom (top) in the former bedroom. Jesse’s bedroom (bottom) is a spacious doorway (center) that leads to a narrow hallway closet leading into the bathroom. A toilet (center left) is located inside an alcove.

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