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From Dated Southwestern to Serene Minimalism in a Cleveland Bathroom

When a Cleveland couple saw the house, their imaginations ran wild … nevertheless minimalist. Its original style has been Southwestern, not for their tastes that are modern , but it had bones. The renovation, designed by architect Ryan Duebber, included a toilet that inspires minutes of Zen (in actuality, a wall-mounted TV near the tub means that the homeowners may enjoy that section of The Daily Show whilst carrying a spoonful).

Natural materials, a simplified colour scheme with powerful textural contrasts, an elongated vaulted ceiling, additional storage and a new design add up to a minimalist retreat created for 2. Sneak a tiny break from whatever you’re working on and allow this toilet daydream take you away.

Bathroom at a Glance
Who lives here: A few and their blended family
Location: Cleveland
Size: About 192 square feet

Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

The present vaulted ceiling and large window make the room feel spacious, which Duebber enhanced using a minimalist approach along with a thoughtful design. By putting the bathtub in front of the 18, he made the the majority of the view.

The bathtub sits on a stage made from Brazilian massaranduba timber. “The stage elevates the tub so they may enjoy the view, and creates a moment of comparison between the stone and wood,” Duebber says. Massaranduba is used for decking and can resist water splashing on the sides.

Before Photo

BEFORE: A dated garden tub and surround clunked up the area. I’m relieved that the owners upgraded the TV choice, since this scenario looks like a setup for the first two moments of a Six Feet Under episode.

Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

AFTER: For all those of you worried about looky-loos, the bottom of the window will be at least 7 feet above the ground, and there are no nearby houses beyond.

Duebber found that the river stones at a landscaping yard for about $5. The tile ends where the stones start, leaving a 3/4-inch recess for placing them in place beneath black concrete board. In addition to the stones, Duebber used natural cut limestone tile onto the ground and at the shower to bring in a warm, natural texture. The stage has been stained to match the vanity, which you’ll see next.

Faucet: R10 Series 3FRTL, Rubinet; bathtub Barcelona, Victoria and Albert; floor tile: Arctic Gray limestone, Daltile

Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

The custom vanity that is floating is stained maple.

Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

The mirror includes his-and-her medicine cabinets on each end, with recesses built into the wall behind them for added depth.

Straightforward clear glass tube pendant lights continue the clean lines and play the crystal clear glass shower surround.

Pendant lights: Top-si Coax Pendant, clear, LBL

Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

The sink is incorporated into one piece of concrete and has faucets. The countertop with all the built-in spout included cost about $2,500.

The previous design had two sinks (see floor plan, next). Applying a long trough-like sink increases the area’s minimalist aesthetic. “The finish is amazing, and the colour blends really well with the limestone,” Duebber says.

Faucets: R10 Collection 1BRTL, Rubinet

You can observe the adjustments to the design on this program; Duebber made a tiny space in the walk-in closets for the whirlpool bath.

Before Photo

BEFORE: The bathroom had a separate toilet room, along with the vaulted ceiling finished at the wall that separated it in the rest of the room.

Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

AFTER: Duebber gained space by tearing down the individual bathroom room wall, and he extended the vaulted ceiling from end to end. The bathroom is tucked past the partial wall in the front end of the shower stall.

Intelligent lighting is also an important part of the plot; LED tape beneath the vanity and the bathtub platform illuminate the river stones.

Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

He also borrowed a tiny room from present walk-in closets to make a large shower stall for 2. One side includes a rain showerhead, while another has a one; there’s a shower seat between the two.

A 4-inch-wide ledge along the entire wall provides space for bath solutions. Clear glass produces an open texture.

Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

The clients saved money by edging the shower with 12- from 24-inch limestone floor tiles rather than a slab. Limestone tiles , 2 by 2 inches, were used on the shower floor.

Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC

A track door separates the analysis from the toilet and closet corridor; the door on the other side opens to the bedroom. Both rooms have doors to the family room, so this isn’t the only way the master along with the analysis connect.

Duebber reiterates what I’ve been hearing a great deal from architects recently: Many clients these days want track doors. He advocates Grainger and Stanley for track options that are inexpensive.

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