Bungalow Bathroom

– Minneapolis, MN

PROJECT DETAILS

Remodel Type: Bathroom

Design Style: Craftsman Bungalow

Clients Favorite Part: Heated Floors

BEFORE CONDITIONS

  • No bathroom!
  • Odd angled walls inside dormer
  • Wasted space
  • Windows in future shower area
  • Master suite is cold in winter

DESIGN SOLUTIONS

  • Closed off dormer and built out walls to accommodate a shower, toilet & vanity
  • Tile selections that fit the bungalow aesthetic
  • Cabinetry that maximizes every square inch available
  • Custom glass block inserts in window openings
  • Programmable heated floors

THE DETAILS

  • Rain shower & hand held shower plus a bench in the shower provide flexibility for people of all ages and abilities
  • Favorite art tile installed in shower for everyday art appreciation
  • Green tile accent band on walls and in shower floor detail tie in the colors of the art tile and carry the eye around the room

PROJECT DETAILS

Remodel Type: Bathroom

Design Style: Craftsman Bungalow

Clients Favorite Part: Heated Floors

From The Client

I had the good fortune to meet and work with Colleen on several smaller projects prior to undertaking a “big project” in my 1924 home – creating a bathroom on the second floor of a 1 and ½ story bungalow. I had procrastinated on this project for decades. I wasn’t sure it was entirely possible or affordable in my home. As anyone knows who has done remodeling, there are no fewer than a million decisions to make. With respect to the concept, I had only a small idea. One of the best experiences was that Colleen escorted me to a tile and bathroom showroom. We reviewed tiles, colors, finishes and layout followed by fixtures. The choices seemed unlimited, but Colleen really helped me get right to the heart of it and we accomplished some major selections in a few hours. I was stunned as I think I would have been wandering around a long time on my own. This stage fueled my enthusiasm and kept me on track with timelines so that the project could proceed. It was really fun. Colleen worked well with my contractor and his staff, which made the process go really smoothly. I was most surprised by how well all the components of this remodel came together with people, design, materials, and accessories. I do not think I could have worked as quickly without Colleen’s help nor could I have made the design sensitive choices she guided me through. The end product is a lovely bathroom on the second floor, which created a master bedroom suite. Not only is it functional, but it is beautiful. It feels like a luxury to work with an interior designer, but I believe the value from Colleen is design and beauty as well as practical application appropriate to the context. She is well worth the investment.
– Char R., Minneapolis

About Colleen


I live in Minneapolis with my landscape architect/urban designer husband, my daughter who believes she’s my design assistant and sous chef, a cuddly black cat, a feisty Siamese kitten and a menagerie of turkeys and other wild animals that visit our backyard for the free food. When I'm not designing you'll often find me cooking up a Paleo feast, playing house with my daughter, or hiding in a corner with my nose in a book.

 

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