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Showroom Ensuite

Showroom Ensuite

This powder room off the master bedroom needed a shower to function as a proper ensuite so we added a walk-in shower and a splash of glass.


What this bathroom originally lacked in fixtures was made up with in storage, which wasn't needed. Some simple math led us to the conclusion that we could easily add a shower if we stole some space from the back-entry closet, moved the rough-in for the toilet and made the existing vanity smaller. Challenge accepted! 

A shelf along the back wall of the shower provides plenty of space for our toiletries and gave us a great starting point for the fantastic black glass tile feature. Solid surface counter top was used for the shelf and seat as it is easy-to-clean and antibacterial. 

We tiled the entire shower, ceiling, floor and the bottom half of the walls around the room and used a coordinating bullnose tile to create a classic framed look. The vessel sink and tall faucet leads the eye up to the beautiful framed mirror and chandelier. The chandelier ties all the sparkly finishes together: glass tile, mirror, large glass shower partition and the crystal knobs on the vanity. Sticking with timeless, neutral materials will allow us to change the look of the room with a quick coat of paint. We chose a bold purple tone for the wall paint because, why not?! Even though this bathroom is feminine it is still my husband’s favourite, purple and all.