An Alamo Heights Master Bathroom Gets A Transitional Makeovers

We had remodeled the kitchen in this house a year earlier, and the homeowners called us back to look at the master bathroom, which was in desperate need of an update. The house was built in the 90’s, and the shower door wouldn’t close. So often, homeowners wait until they need to sell their home to make repairs, but these homeowners wanted to enjoy their time in the home and plan on staying for a while. The clients dream was to have a free standing tub, and a shower big enough to fit two.

Our design called for moving the shower to a new location in order to keep the tub location under the window and allow us to create a bigger shower. Two shower heads were added in the new shower along with a bench and a handheld shower head which is great for rinsing off, cleaning the shower, or washing kids or pets. Two separate sink vanities were designed, each with it’s own hidden medicine cabinet for toiletries. The freestanding tub was placed under the window, which faced the neighbors fence. With the need for privacy, we knew we would have to have some sort of window covering, but we also wanted to obscure the view of the fence while still allowing the natural light to come in. A decorative grille was custom made to fit the window with a beautiful pattern which casts shadows across the space as the sun passes through it. A motorized sheer shade was placed behind the grille and can be operated by remote control to give privacy when needed.

Lighting played a big role in this space with recessed can lights for overhead lighting and sconces added at the vanities for task lighting. We also wanted to have the option of more romantic ambient lighting for those relaxing bubble baths, so a beautiful chandelier was added and all lighting was placed on dimmer switches.

Our clients recently told us they used to love going on trips where they would feel pampered in luxurious hotel bathrooms, but now they can’t wait to get home to their own.