Column: Serenity of redesigned spaces


Commentary by Randy Sorrell and Bill Bernard

Transformation is defined as a complete change in the appearance or character of something or someone. I believe a well-designed space will change the appearance of a space and elicit a response from those who use the space. If you design a space to look serene, then it should encourage you to feel rested and relaxed. The palette of colors, materials, forms and textures you employ should serve to reinforce the sense of the space you strive to create.

The master bathroom transformation shown here started with a fairly typical bathroom for its day. There was an oversized (often un-used) tub adjacent to a relatively small shower stall. The lovely oak vanity cabinets are too low for comfortable use, and the room is lit with a fabulous strip of exposed light bulbs above the stylish mirror. 

The transformation process included swapping the locations of the shower and tub allowing for the creation of a much larger shower that incorporates a bench and a recessed niche. The frameless glass enclosure allows the incredible wall tile to remain fully visible. The new vanity is a comfortable height and includes a tower cabinet and framed mirrors. The decorative lights are installed on the mirrors. The material choices complement each other to create a relaxing retreat. 

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