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Orchid Lane N (Maple Grove) - Part 3
In Part 1 & 2 I wrote about the basement bathroom we did with Landmark Remodeling in conjunction with this upper level full bathroom.
I thought the client was pretty brave to do both their bathrooms at one time, during Covid isolation, and with a brand new newborn.
If ever there was pressure about delivering on time and smoothly, this was it. I also wrote before about how this client was a long-time client’s son and that added to the want to deliver the best experience possible.
Best laid plans, right?
This was at about the EXACT same time as all the delays and price increases were really taking effect.
We experienced numerous items coming damaged, delays in permiting, and inspections. It was so frustrating because the client was losing patience and there was little to nothing we could do.
This bathroom was planned to be used by a future live-in Au Pair and their two kids. So, it needed to be easy to clean, gender AND age neutral.
This also happened to be the bathroom guests would more than likely use when visiting.
The clients wanted a modern/Scandinavian style with a neutral base, just like the basement. The two differences we proposed were very slight, a painted vanity versus a stained, and lights either above the mirrors or pendant lights hung from the ceiling.
The Final Plan:
We combined a few things from options 1 & 2 to get to our final design.
To save costs we were going to do an luxury vinyl tile, but the contractor felt strongly that we should do a real tile since it was a bathtub with kids using in regularly.
Another important issue we had to address was storage. They did not want any open storage, and needed a new solution for their current make shift built-in storage unit they had installed themselves as a tempo solution.
We reached out to Aric at Pro Design Custom Cabinetry to make a custom unit that matched pre-made furniture double vanity. In doing this we were able to keep costs down on the vanity and have it all look custom in the end.
We also stuck with the chevron accent tile to tie into the basement bathroom design, but put it on the shower head wall with a waterfall feature.
During (Covid Construction):
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR PART 4: After and Client Interview
Thank you for joining in and reading! I hope you got an insight into what we do, who we work with, the reality behind making old spaces new, and how awesome are clients are!