Contemporary Fun

Maple Grove, MN

2012 Kitchen and Bath Design News

Sept 2012 Kitchen and Bath Design News “Designer–Turned-Owner Refocuses her firm” featuring Martin kitchen, Grover bathroom

Objectives and Challenges:
Existing bathroom consisted of two small spaces. The client wished to create one open, airy space within the same foot print. Client desired a contemporary style bath with a touch of the East Coast Shore. Needed functional lighting and additional storage.

Design Solution:
Removal of wall between the vanity and the shower/toilet room with the repositioning of the toilet allowed the bathroom to become one open space. Contemporary style is achieved through the clean lines of the cabinetry and the large format floor tiles in combination with the glass tile. Additional storage was achieved through counter wall cabinets on each side of the sink, as well as, the connecting wall cabinet above the toilet.

Design Features:
Interesting form is seen in the clean lines of the thick counter top with the integral trough sink. The repetition of alternating strip glass tile in combination with the large rectangular floor tile repeats itself in the shower walls. Frosted glass is repeated in the Sliding door to the bathroom and the shower wall partition Medium tones of the cabinetry and floor tile contrast against the sea blue color of the hardware, glass tiles and paint color. The vanity has become the emphasis of the bathroom. A custom designed vanity with floating drawer cabinets, Flyover shelf with puck lights that matches the arched shape of the counter top.

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