This episode of Next Home combines the best of old and new.
We renovated 3 bathrooms with marble from a 2,000 year old quarry and used some technology from today! The Master Bath now has spa features and the Powder Room has a smart toilet that surprises everyone!
Master Bath Before – ugh!
Choosing the tile for bathrooms of the Next Home Project House was one of my favorite things to do during the remodel! I wanted a high end, contemporary look to update the house. First stop was at our local tile store, Canyon Tile & Stone
I love tile! All kinds! I can spend hours just wandering around, looking at EVERYTHING!
TIP – Tile stores will let you take home samples (you must bring them back) – do it! It will help you make good decisions.
I choose an interesting, green striped marble to coordinate with the contemporary, thick glass slab Kohler sink in the powder room. To add interest and height, we mounted the marble vertically and took it all the way to the ceiling.
TIP – when working with any natural stone, open all boxes and layout stone pattern before starting the installation as tile can have different color variations from box to box.
The master bath really needed help! I needed to open up and lighten the space to make it appear bigger. After enlarging the space, by taking out a closet, we added a jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. I choose beautiful, white marble cut into 12″ x 24″ sized tile – the size and design blends both classic and contemporary for a clean, spa like feel. I also choose a complimentary marble mosaic, made up of 1″ squares, for the shower floor and cutouts. For both the powder and master baths, I spent several hours laying out marble patterns on the floor before installation!
The Jack-n-Jill bathroom needed to do double duty – it needed to be both kid and guest friendly. I choose a glass and marble mosaic for the back wall and 12″ x 24″ porcelain tiles for the walls of the tub and the flooring. The glass in the mosaic adds color and perfectly compliments the two glass sinks in the vanity.
I searched for stylish, low flow (efficient) bathroom fixtures at many stores and on many websites. I wanted the look and feel to be high quality. I finally choose chrome Kohler fixtures and used different, but similar, fixtures in all 3 bathrooms.
Kohler pics here
Numi a very water efficient, smart toilet! It’s got undeniable style too! It functions as a bidet (not sure what that is? best to Google it), an air dryer, heated seat (which feels like someone was just there… until you get used to it), deodorizer, foot warmer (yes, it can blow hot air on your feet in the winter!), lighting and music… yes, music! And we added a Blue Bolt surge protector from Panamax to protect that motherboard!
ENVIORNMENTALLY FRIENDLY CARPET:
We like to work with local companies. So we went looking for carpet for the Next Home Project House, we came across Flooring 101 in Thousand Oaks, CA. They are family run and have lots of flooring options.
TIP – Again, take home samples! The lighting and wall color in your home can dramatically affect the look/color of different floor samples.
To go with the updated color scheme of the house we choose carpet for all 3 bedrooms in various tones of gray.
Belle is so helpful! So many choices…