Rustic Retreat – Guest suite remodel
Custom walk-in shower, handmade woodwork,
tile, custom cabinetry
About the project
What do you do with a guest bathroom that is outdated? Remodel it! What do you do when that guest bathroom is on the river’s edge, in the country, surrounded by nature? Add a touch of Rustic to it. That’s just what we did.
This bathroom before was simply a half bath, only a toilet and sink. Not much in the way of a guest ensuite. After gathering dimensions and laying out some preliminary designs, we settled on a layout that was both functional and stylish.
The first thing we did was tie the bathroom back into the guest bedroom for a true ensuite feel. Originally, the door entered the hallway. We closed that off and moved the door into the bedroom for privacy and layout. We moved the sink to the opposite wall and added a custom walk-in shower.
The vanity was designed for guests to use with ease. More drawers than doors for usability and temporary storage while traveling. A taller vanity (36 inches) allowed for more storage and more comfortable use. The wood and color of the vanity tied in nicely with the wood floors throughout the guest suite. The darker tones in the cabinets and shelves are offset by the warm brown tones throughout the tile with the countertop and curbs accenting with golds and greens.
The custom shower was built large enough to allow for a linear drain system and also be open to the bathroom without the need for a door to contain the water. With a custom built bench for assistance while showering, it creates a spa-like feel while visiting family. The linen style tiles on the walls of the shower and bathroom floor provide a luxurious feel and traction when exiting the shower. Full glass panels on the back and side walls allow for light to abound and create a larger feeling space.
The custom built, hand scraped floating shelves create a unique design element and connect the bathroom with the guest room, both in the floor and the fireplace. The rustic look of the shelves and mantle tie the two spaces together.
With unique design elements and creative implementation, this guest room is one that’s easy to stay in and hard to leave.