The process for designing our 3rd floor took a very long time. Mostly because my wife and I are both architects with strong design opinions. Our compromise for certain design elements is usually to go with the most expensive option. Needless to say this was a very costly renovation with no corners cut for materials and fixtures. With that being said, we decided to compromise by doing all. of. the. work. ourselves. It took about 9 months to complete.... but well worth it in the end.
The inspiration for the 3rd floor bathroom and master suite was to focus on contrasting, modern and well-built fixtures and hardware that would pop out against neutral natural materials. We knew we wanted the following:
-vault the ceiling to open the space. Big debate about whether or not we needed collar ties, a ridge beam, and what material the ceiling finish should be
-reroute and reframe the stairs to open the space up
-bathroom fixtures.... black or brass. no brushed nickel or chrome please and thank you! also no plastic parts
-built in warbrobe extended floor to ceiling. no soffits. no wasted space. need to figure out material, are these custom built, etc.
-tile floor to ceiling in the bathroom. no large format tile. no 12x24.... please.
-a huge shower with a linear drain and a prefab kerdi slope.
-a huge slim profile waterfall shower head. the biggest shower head on the market.
-custom linen cabinets. no melamine or MDF.
-insulated and rated ceiling
-heated bathroom floors
-built in book cabinets
-floating vanity with either soapstone or marble top
To name a few. Below are a few images we took inspiration from in the beginning.
Love the black shower hardware and the tub filler.
love the toilet, shower glass, shower fixtures, wall tile, mirror, pretty much everything...
love the tile... both the floor tile and wall tile
love the ledge near the tub
love everything is this photo
not sure why i chose this picture but i love the linens. is that parachute?
in this photo i was trying to see how people were exposed the collar ties.
the brushed nickel really kills this shower.
Brandon E. Young