Small Bathroom Remodel

Going trendy — and conventional — in dream renovation

Householders embarking on a renovation hope to create the room of their desires. This main bed room and bathtub rework went past that — it become a dream mission for the architect/remodeler.

“For us it was having the dream shopper that trusted your design and judgment,” mentioned architect and builder Michael Menn of Michael Menn Ltd. in Northbrook.

It began when the purchasers, who stay in Wheaton, wished to modernize their essential bed room suite whereas conserving a standard look within the bed room space.

After speaking with the purchasers, Menn found an outsized bathtub (60-by-48 inches) was a sore level as a result of it wasn’t used and the shopper was searching for extra of a spa expertise with the initially too-small bathe space.

“They wished a big walk-in bathe/steam bathe and a big bathroom compartment,” Menn mentioned. “We talked about juxtaposing a extra conventional main bedroom with a really trendy toilet. We took the problem and began to create one thing very particular and distinctive for this shopper.”

The supplies used made the mission stand out, he mentioned.

“The ultimate bed room design was extra formal and the lavatory is one in every of my favorites we’ve accomplished. The supplies and merchandise got here off spectacular and the tile firm has featured the tile of their product materials brochures,” he mentioned.



The tile got here from Oceanside Glass & Tile (, which focuses on {custom} glass tiles. “My commerce companions labored very onerous to finish the mission on-time and on-budget with out disrupting the owners’ every day routine.”

The standard bed room options {custom} millwork within the crown molding and a custom-designed fire encompass and mantel. The {custom} plaster medallion on the ceiling comes from Decorator Provide (

“The juxtaposition of a extra formal bed room to the very trendy toilet could be very uncommon, however comes off very properly. Possibly not most individuals’s style however the purchasers adore it,” Menn mentioned. “Having the ability to create a really uncommon house is each architect’s, designer’s and contractor’s dream and we have been capable of fulfill that dream on this residence.”


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