New master bath gives spa-like experience

ORIGINAL BATHROOM: This home, located in the Carolina Commons subdivision on the east side of Carmel, was built in 1985, and the current homeowners purchased the home in 2000. According to the owners, “The bathroom was a typical ’80s style, with a large garden tub, dark wood, bulkheads, low sinks and a small shower. We were thinking about moving out of the neighborhood, but we like the area and our lot, so we decided to invest in the house. We started with a kitchen remodel and then moved to the master bath.”

SPA-LIKE DESIGN: The owners worked with the design team to create the vision they wanted. “We travel to nice hotels and spas quite a bit, and brought ideas from those places into our bathroom design. We spend a lot of time in the master bath, and we wanted a spa feel in our home.”

MASTER BATH DETAILS: The project included a new walk-in shower with pebble mosaic tiled floor, natural Gobi slate tile walls, LED lighting and Brizo Virage plumbing fixtures in oil-rubbed bronze. A new Kohler Archer drop-in soaking tub includes a slate surround and matching cabinet panels on the front.  The cabinetry is antique-white custom maple cabinetry with a brown glaze and center tower cabinet.  The owner commented, “My favorite part of the new bathroom is the large shower, with multiple jets, the pebble floor, the soft LED lighting and the slate walls with built-in niches. At first I was a little worried about how the pebbles would feel, but they feel like a little massage on your feet. The heated floors are nice, too. We enjoy having plenty of room in the shower.”

A SPACE JUST FOR YOU: The homeowners noted, “When you spend time and money on a kitchen remodel, you are doing it for yourself and for others, like family and friends. When you do a master bath remodel, you are doing it for yourself only. It is nice to have a space that is all your own.”