One year ago, a new client called me on a referral from a cabinet company. She wanted to update her master bath and so we started the process. We interviewed contractors, started getting quotes on demo, new cabinets, new tile, shower, tub, the works. One problem: The quotes were huge -- they were breaking the budget and were way more that the client wanted to spend. This can be a frustrating process. Ripping out the existing vanity and putting in a new configuration of cabinets, suddenly meant all new floor tile because the tile didn't continue under the cabinets. All new floor tile, lead to all new shower tile and before you know it, the budget is blown.
My goal is to make my clients happy. My second goal (and it is often one in the same) is to stay within their budget. I felt absolutely horrible coming back with quotes that were sometimes double, even triple the cost they wanted to spend. What's a girl to do? Well, I'm a big believer in the saying: When there's a will, there's a way. I decided to call in my own subs for backup. It is a huge transformation. Have a look...
We added Moen faucets in polished nickel.
Soundside Carpentry took the old cabinet doors off and made new fronts in a Shaker style. We wanted to keep it simple. We had them painted on site and put back on the original cabinet base.
We added a wood panel to the face of the tub (and my "we", I mean Soundside Carpentry). Removing the dated tile from such a focal spot in the room, really made a difference. We added a chandelier over the tub for a little bling.
Lots of pretty bath accessories add a finishing touch.
It's hard to say which change made the biggest impact. Sometimes making a lot of small changes add up to make a huge impact.