We love a good collaborative effort — which is how we typically think of our relationships with our clients. But we also enjoy working with other industry professionals. One such professional is Gina Wegner, a talented designer with Seed Interiors.
Our client had hired a specialists for the interior design of their bathroom update, which was carried out as part of a larger remodel effort, and we were pleased to be the partner that was entrusted with bringing Gina’s vision to life.
Our client had decided to convert a child’s room into the master bedroom, and in the process convert the existing bathroom into something befitting this transformation that required some structural changes to the floor, as well moving a lot of plumbing.
To fulfill the vision of the interior designer, our biggest challenge was structural. To create the frameless shower, we needed to slope the bathroom floor. This meant notching out a floor joist that went down about three inches. Fortunately, we had a partition wall with a full basement underneath that served as a load bearing wall for the space we created.
By sloping the bathroom floor to the shower we were able to keep the same tile as the rest of the bathroom. By taking out a wall and shortening an existing vanity, we were also able to add sufficient space to put in a huge walk-in closet, a double vanity with counter top, and a powder room. Additional designer touches included the use of hanging pendants that provided more precise lighting for the wider mirror we installed. We also added a window for additional natural light and airiness.
What started as a kid’s room and adjoining bathroom became a beautifully designed master bedroom and bath combination that flowed attractively together into a more private space for the parents. This was a great design that was fun to work on, despite the structural challenges that had to be overcome to pull it together. Of course, one of the hallmarks of a great remodel project is to make it appear effortless — no matter the reality.