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Bill LaFevor

Bill LaFevor

Best Before & After: Bathroom Award Winner $2,500 Before

expansive feel, while also utilizing the locations of existing windows. One set of pocket doors replaced two smaller entrances. A niche was incorporated behind his closet, to house linens and hampers. Suitcase storage, which was a specific client request, was added by lowering the ceilings in the shower to allow for storage space above that can be accessed through her closet. The open shelf shoe storage doubles as a built-in ladder to retrieve stored suitcases. The shower and toilet were reversed in their location to accommodate the desired larger shower. Vanities and sinks were configured so as to make space for the seated make-up station. Natural tile in shades of honey and bands of brown as accent were selected to compliment the clean lines and espresso finish on the wood. Repetition of honey and espresso create a linear appeal to the overall design. Illuminated tray ceilings add a comfortably grand dimension and paired with glass block windows as a focal point over the tub, the result is one of timeless appeal. Open partitions with glass shelves separate the vanities from the bathing area, and house tambours for storage at the counter. They also convey a pillared effect and help to define the overall space of the room. 38


A wide framed oval mirror and the distinct and massive circular lighting fixture soften the otherwise rectilinear space. Subtle touches of smoky swirling countertops, honey yellow hues, the use of glass block and the sculptural feel of the design have introduced a deco feel that contribute to a fresh new beginning, to what was once an awkward space. This newly-designed master bath is a well-crafted and timeless beauty, and rather than leaving its inhabitants feeling isolated as it once did, the room embraces and unifies. It has endured a grand transformation at the hands of a skilled team of artisans.

NKBA Magazine Spring 2011  

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