Setting the tone for the beginning and end of your day starts with the sanctuary known as the master bathroom.
Story by Ann Butenas | Photos by Matt Kocourek
Located near 119th and Switzer in Overland Park, Kansas, this residence, built in the 1990s, was in desperate need of a master bathroom overhaul, and the experts at Schloegel Design Remodel knew precisely what to do to breath new life into this former bachelor pad that has easily transitioned to a place perfect for a young married couple with a new baby.
“We did not see a reason to change the footprint of the space, but we did make the shower a priority,” stressed designer Megan Bringman, AKBD. “The shower used to be where the tub is now and the former tub was sunken with a three-sided mirror in the back and a carpeted step in front. It was definitely a bit outdated.”
Bringman explained that the original shower was confined to such a tight space and had sliding doors that did not invite a feeling of comfort and relaxation.
“Our primary focus on this bathroom was on the new shower, with its European style glass and sky light above, which was from the original design,” said Bringman.
The European frameless 3/8” thick glass on the shower offers a sleek look that blends harmoniously with the flat pebble shower floor. The shower has been outfitted to include a rain head spray for the main control and a secondary showerhead that can be diverted and handheld, perfect for use while seated at the bench in the shower.
His and Hers master closets flank each side of the shower and two separate vanities adorn either side of the bathroom and are mirror images of each other standing at opposite ends of the bathroom. The white Cambria quartz countertops have a marble looking movement to them. Polished sleek chrome fixtures and decorative sconces lend themselves to the quiet sophistication of the space without overwhelming it, and frames around the mirrors add a welcoming touch.
The open design of the vanity from Shiloh Company adds a feeling of both warmth and elegance.
“The open sink base was brought forward for dimension, and there is additional storage on each side of the vanity,” noted Bringman. “The inset style of the flushed drawers and space frame are a unique method of construction.”
The overall warm grey and white colors within the bathroom complement the 12×24 tile on both the bathroom floor and within the shower. Hints of taupe within the tile add a subtle hint of dimension.
A simple top mounted deep soaker tub has taken the place of the former Jacuzzi tub, complete with a tiled front to match the shower and a soap and shampoo storage space to the rear.
“It was fun seeing this space go from its former builder-grade look to reflect the homeowners’ style,” said Bringman.
Schloegel Design Remodel
Countertops: Trendstone Fabricators Cambria quartz “torquey” | Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Enterprises | Porcelain plank tile, shower pebble floor tile & accent linear glass mosaic: CST Tile | Brushed nickel decorative mirrors: Art & Frame Warehouse | Cabinetry: Shiloh prefinished factory cabinetry