Spoiler Alert: Ultimate Spa Bathroom Ahead
Two dated baths become one relaxing escape
Project: Combine two cramped bathrooms into a luxe retreat
Before: Leslie lived in her Central Park West apartment for over a decade before she decided to renovate. Her husband had purchased the home in the 1980s and it became a great investment over the years. The bathrooms, however, needed work. Both the master and the neighboring powder room were stuck in the aforementioned decade thanks to the dark green, white-veined and mirrored tiles, and a peeling, dilapidated vanity. In their place, Leslie wanted a spa-like, serene bathroom she could escape to at the end of a long workday.
After: Leslie posted her project to Sweeten and was matched with a general contractor who gutted (and combined) both baths for a clean slate. On one side, minimalist wall-mounted faucets and a floating vanity set a modern tone. A medicine cabinet with the same lacquer finish as the vanity offers floor-to-ceiling storage.
In both spaces, recessed and ambient lighting around the edges of the dropped ceiling creates a calming effect. The wet-room, with a large shower and inset tub, features large-format beige tile and brushed nickel finishes. The glass-enclosed wet-space can serve as a steam room, too. “I wanted the space to feel like a spa, and it does,” Leslie shared.
Bonus: The wet room had space for two showerheads, two sets of body sprays, and two overhead rain shower heads, so now “my husband and I don’t have to negotiate who showers when every morning,” Leslie said.
Style finds: Tub, sinks, cabinetry, and mirrors: Duravit. Hardware: Grohe. Toilet: Kohler. Tile: Nemo Tile.
Love this bathroom? Take a look at this wet-room style retreat.
Sweeten handpicks the best general contractors to match each project’s location, budget, scope, and style. Follow the blog, Sweeten Stories, for renovation ideas and inspiration and when you’re ready to renovate, start your renovation on Sweeten.