Spring is synonymous with the new, fresh and re-born and we are sure that this feeling isn’t restricted only to your wardrobe but extends to many other areas of your life. If you are looking to get rid of the old and welcome the new this season, especially when it comes to your home, then carry on reading. We talked tips and trends of bathroom remodeling with the talented Corine Maggio of CM Natural Designs. She shares one of her recent projects with us, where Corine and her proficient team transform an old and lackluster bathroom into a beautiful, elegant space, that too on a budget!
“This downtown San Diego bathroom remodel was for a relatively young couple who were tired of their outdated and low-functioning master bathroom. Style-wise they gravitated towards the classic black and white looks with the now trending brass accents. Careful thought was put into making sure design elements such as contrast, texture, tone and proportion were in balance. When not done properly, black and white bathroom can easily become blocky.
Working on a budget, we were able to keep costs down by purchasing a prefabricated vanity and giving it a customized feel by switching out the faucets and hardware. We also kept the tile cost down by using an economical elongated subway tile for most of the shower and a gorgeous, but more costly, bianco Carrara marble for the floor where the square footage was small. To make the water closet more appealing we added a black high gloss wainscot and a subtle textured wallpaper, along with a light fixture that would cast an interesting shadow and a glass knob to offer a bit of delight and surprise. We found an arched railhead shower in order to add this client request without having to remove the skylight.
It is difficult to pin down the exact style of this bathroom. It’s been called modern, Hollywood regent, Gatsby-like and traditional. This variety of perspectives is likely brought on throughout the blend of both novel and familiar elements. It gives us confidence that we were able to strike a balance to provide a bold yet timeless design.” Corine Maggio