2017 NARI Remodeling Excellence Award

A Timeless, Sophisticated Retreat

transitional bathroom with vanity These homeowners knew it was time to deal with their outdated master bath. The cabinetry was old, the storage was inadequate and they had difficulty using the space. Knowing they needed some expert design insight, they called upon Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner Cross, AKBD who previously helped them renovate their kitchen, powder room and hall bathrooms. Jennifer proceeded to deliver once again, this time with an award-winning, sophisticated retreat.

“The original space did not reflect the homeowner’s personal style, so this remodel provided the opportunity to create a space that was truly their own,” said Jennifer. “To do this, we opted for a combination of classic materials and clean lines. This gave them the timeless and transitional look that they loved.”

“This included classic, marble-like textures and a flat panel style of cabinetry doors in a rich cherry color,” added Jennifer.

shower and freestanding tub in transitional bathroom

Not wanting too much upkeep, the homeowners requested low -maintenance materials include quartz countertops and a marble-like porcelain tile in the shower. Both of these materials are easy to clean and take care of.  Additionally, they are beautiful options, so style wasn’t sacrificed.

Storage was also important and the new space has plenty to offer. Needing better linen storage, a tall cabinet was added. A seated makeup-area also provided a dedicated space to store cosmetics while drastically improving the getting ready experience in the morning.  Lastly, a dual vanity with recessed medicine cabinets provided ample storage for toiletries.

The tub deck took up too much space and needed to go. The homeowners requested that a free-standing soaking tub be put in instead.

“I loved that we incorporated a free-standing tub,” said Jennifer. “There are three reasons this it works really well. The first is that it is a beautiful focal point. The second is because it pairs really well with the soft, marble-like colors in the space. Lastly, it helps to complete the modernized look of the bathroom.”

freestanding tub with porcelain tileThe new homeowners aren’t the only ones who love their bathroom. The judges from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry fell in love with it too. They awarded the design with a Remodeling Excellence Award.

You can set up a time to meet with Jennifer to get started on your next home remodeling project. Or, register for an upcoming workshop to learn more about the renovation process. You can also visit the Normandy photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook and Instagram for inspirational photos.

Read more like this: ,