Bathroom Beauty

Pierce Design was asked to completely update the interior of this dated bath. The home owner's were tired of the gold plated fixture details and were looking for something modern and contemporary, at the same time, reflecting their practical, no-frills sensibilities. Upon visiting the home for the first time, the limited amount of natural light from north facing windows and silvery green light that filtered in from the giant Douglas fir trees stood out as one of the bigger challenges. In order to keep construction costs down, a plan that utilized much of the original walls and plumbing locations was drawn up with a "must-have" soaking tub, a generous shower and a new skylight, allowing light to flood in from above.

"I am so thrilled with the results of your vision and work.  I sing your praises whenever I talk about the project!"
- Homeowner, and satisfied client
Warm, rich materials and natural light abound in this remodeled master bath due in part to a new skylight and an existing window that provided light through the etched glass pocket door.
Cedar Panel at soffit between Bedroom and Bath.
We added a floor-to-ceiling tiled "Wet Room," Shower and Soak Tub.
In order to provide a windowsill at the soaking tub, the vanity countertop material was added to a new padded-out wall, creating a ledge on two walls. Also noteworthy, the shower was designed to house shampoo bottles. A strong horizontal line tied the two rooms together.
We loved the contrast that the dark-stained rift and quartered wide plank oak floors, the teak vanity and the milled-finish cedar plank had against the soft neutrals of the porcelain tile and white walls.
Although the original design plans called for no shower door, the depth of the shower wasn't deep enough to guarantee a dry floor. To remedy this, we made an additional (and beautiful) installation.
Floor Plan
General Contractor: Dovetail
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Size:  380 Square Feet