Job Progress-Dear old Dad’s Place

Back in April I posted about some of the details of my Dad’s bathroom remodel. You can read about that HERE.  Being that we are nearing the end of this project and my Dad is only a couple weeks off from his move in date, it was about darn time I showed you some progress photos of his house!  Although the major overhaul was the Master Bathroom, we made improvements all over the house as well. I’ll walk you through them.

This is track home so we have the standard, oak cabinets, white cultured marble top and lighting bar that could give you a tan!  We stuck with a double vanity but raised it to a more current vanity height.  We opted for a medicine cabinet over each sink.  The quartz backsplash will be TALL.  It will go up and wrap the medicine cabinets slightly.  The faucets are tall at around 12″ so the taller splash works well with that height.  Over each medicine cabinet will sit the Princeton Wall Sconce by Schoolhouse Electric. We aren’t doing the shades as shown in the photos but a white glass one instead. That allowed an LED bulb to be used without it showing.

The shower, again, your standard cultured marble.   It was a shower/tub combo and Dad wanted to convert it to a shower…and larger one at that. I concurred as my Dad is getting older and I wanted this design to work for him long term.  So we ended up eliminating that wasted space between the vanity and tub and taking the shower to there.  This allowed us to add a bench (also great when you are thinking long term) without the standing room getting too small.  Another thing we did to make the space feel larger is take the tile to the ceiling.  The ceiling angled upwards so I was a little worried it would get too tall.  But nope, it looks fantastic and I definitely recommend you do it.  I even wrote a story about just this concept for Houzz if you’d like to read it HERE.

 

The current home was done all in warmer golden tones and we switched the new design to cooler.  Except for the rustic wood floor, which we’ll get to in a minute.  So although the current fireplace was re-done fairly recently, it had to be removed to go with the new scheme.  We chose a Limestone called Bateig Blue.  It was our second choice after the original was having trouble at the Quarry. I was a little worried at first that it was more flat and had less variance than the original selection.  But I was wrong!  There was plenty of character and it even had some slightly warmer tones that tied in the hardwood quite well!  This limestone didn’t come in the 1×2 mini bricks like we had wanted, so we had a local source take 12×12′s and cut and mesh them for us.  It was a little pricier to go this route but in the end…was so worth it!

Here are a few more details.  Dad wanted a slate look for this shower so we used this Porcelain look alike made by Surface Art. They are 12″x24″ that we ran horizontally and staggered.  They have a warm and cool toned mix to them which I love.  Many people fear gray and end up using all warm tones in their home.  Sometimes, that can lead to a very flat look with not enough contrast.  If you have been open to trying cooler tones, but can’t get over your fear, this is the way to do it!

We also added a full height linen cabinet to the hallway and took the warm, extremely rustic wood floors throughout the house.  My Dad has two dogs so whatever floor was going in had to stand up to the abuse of dog nails!  This distressed hickory should do  just the thing and even it they do end up scratching it, I’m quite sure it will just blend into all the existing character. 

So there you have it. Glimpses of the progress…all taken from my iPhone.  I assure you,  when I take the completion photos, they will be much more clear and entire room shots!

And a huge thanks to the crew of Ashley Interiors for all of the construction!  They’ve done a fantastic job. They have showrooms in both Newark and Livermore so be sure to stop in to see them if you have any home projects coming up.

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  • Alison

    Looks amazing!!

    June 20, 2013

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