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Sonoma Bathroom Renovation | Centsational style

Sonoma Bathroom Renovation | Centsational style

Another bathroom remodel complete! This is the master bathroom in a 1,200 square foot two bedroom home in Sonoma Valley that we are remodeling for future sale. I am so happy with this newly renovated space!

I had a few goals when I came up with the plan to remodel this bathroom. I wanted to use a modern floating vanity and add an eye catching floor tile to contrast with the dark wood plank floors in the rest of this one story home. I also wanted the shower to feel more spacious and open. I replaced the old light fixture and mirror and kept the finishes neutral to appeal to a wider range of buyers.

Before the renovation, it had linoleum flooring, construction quality closet, old shower door, wallpaper border, etc.

This is the refreshed bathroom nine months later. (It should have been completed earlier, but there have been delays in work and materials due to the pandemic.)

The plumbing was offset, so I kept it that way and designed the new floating cabinet around it as if it was intended to be offset in the first place. The floating panel front cabinets are Thomasville in a pale wood color called Wool (see sources below). The trains are made of marble.

I like the placement of the asymmetrical sink, it adds interest and also allows more space for countertop storage on the left.

Side note, this is not quartz countertop, it is cultured marble. Can you believe it? I wouldn’t have believed it or even used it myself, but in the middle of this bathroom remodel I did a little research and compared the price of a quartz slab made to match my floating vanity and the price of a cultured marble slab and the latter was much cheaper.

I was very I was skeptical about using it because I can spy a 1990’s cultured marble countertop a mile away, so I questioned the owner of my local store to see if he could pour it for me exactly Specifications look like quartz. He said he could and he did.

How do you make a sophisticated marble bathroom countertop look like more expensive quartz? Three steps. For now, stick with plain white. The cast patterns from cultured marble are not as good as quartz slabs. So if you stick with a matte white instead of a faux marble pattern, you’ll be fine. Second, make sure there are clean lines on the leading edges and no attached curved backsplash. Have your subcontractor make an entirely separate piece for the splash guard like you would with quartz. Finally, don’t include *a* sink in the cast. Plan a cutout for a separate undermount sink and have your countertop installer install it just like you would a quartz countertop. Voila! It’s a crystal counter knockoff!

The walk-in shower features large format stacked porcelain marble tiles with brass trim, a new alcove for storage and a frameless glass shower screen featured in this post. The glass panel (instead of a bulkier door) makes the shower feel much more open and spacious.

I designed the shower with the handy feature of a dial on the right side so the showerer doesn’t get wet when checking the water temperature.

The mosaic tile floor is my favorite finish in this room. Instead of adding patterns to the walls, I opted for the floor instead. The tile is a mixture of sand and pieces of gray marble mixed with white.

I like mixing metal surfaces in the bathroom. To avoid excessive use of gold, both the toilet paper and towel rails are clean white. I hung the individual towel rails asymmetrically to keep it interesting.

The gold and white shelves balance the offset mirror and provide additional storage for toiletries.

The kitchen in this Sonoma Valley home will be revealed soon!

Bad springs:

Faulkner vanity / undermount sink / water tap / marble pulls / 36 inch mirror

towel stand / floating shelves / glass shower screen

toilet paper holder / white bath towel rails / soap dish blush

3-light wall light / shower fitting / floor mosaic tile