Remodeling a “Spa-Inspired” Bathroom in Sudbury

When Deb and Vic Beck were ready to update their primary bathroom, they didn’t have to give much thought to who they should call. Custom Contracting had already remodeled their kitchen in 2015. “That experience was wonderful, so we didn’t hesitate to call them back when it was time for the bathroom project,” says Deb. Plus, although there is also a shared family bathroom on the same floor, this bathroom was accessible from the main hallway rather than only from the primary bedroom – sometimes Mom and Dad need their own space!

The homeowners wanted to achieve several things in their remodel: remove the doorway to the hallway so that the bathroom was only accessible from their bedroom, create a large shower to replace the dark, narrow existing shower, and remove the built-in jetted tub that hadn’t worked since they moved in.

Relocating the hallway closet and removing a wall between the water closet and main bath meant that there was plenty of space for what the homeowners wanted to achieve when they first discussed it with CCI President Bill Farsworth. “Bill really listened to what we wanted and needed. Then he made it happen. He had the vision to see all the possibilities.”

“Tranquil” may be the perfect word to describe the bathroom today. If someone said “I want a bathroom that feels like a spa” – THIS is the bathroom they would imagine. The color palette of green and white reflects the light coming in the skylights and the new windows.

The once dark, narrow shower is now bright and spacious. The stone bench, marble threshold and bright white shower niche are the prefect accents. The high gloss green tile of the shower wall is one of the most striking elements of the design. It has a bit of texture that reflects the light beautifully and sets off the green apple shade and white grout.

Note to be outdone, the 60” Kohler soaking tub is graceful and elegant – especially compared to the previous built-in tub. A chrome tub filler sits in the middle and has a detachable shower handle – this makes clearing the tub…or washing the dog, much easier.

One of the best features of the new bathroom is one that is FELT rather than seen. Underneath the floor are electric heat cables that warm the tile. This is one of those “little luxuries” that homeowners end up appreciating every day.

Even with a much larger shower and the 60” tub, there was still plenty of room for a double “his and hers” vanity. The Bertch cabinetry includes plenty of storage and is topped with a new stone counter. Next to the vanity is a new Toto toilet that has multiple functions and is operated by a remote control.

Overall, the new bathroom has plenty of bells and whistles…but these bells and whistles actually work together to create a relaxing retreat.

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