renovated master bathroom of Gregg and Susan Achtenhagen
includes a heated floor and towel bar, multiple showerheads
and a computerized fan. "It’s nice just having all the
up-to-date features," Susan Achtenhagen says.
In the master
bedroom, closet and bath redo of Gregg and Susan Achtenhagen’s
Oconomowoc home, space wasn’t the issue, but the layouts were
cumbersome and not very efficient. Enter Jake Ruiz of Quality
Remodeling Specialists, who worked with the homeowners to improve the
layout and update the design of the rooms without changing the overall
footprint. In the master bathroom a curved glass block shower wall
offers privacy yet allows light in the new shower, which is nearly
twice the size of the previous shower. Floating cherry vanities are
topped with Colonial Cream Artisan granite. A travertine backsplash is
used in vertical application as a focal point over the raised center
unit. "We really like the simplicity of the design and the great
execution on the part of the builders," Susan Achtenhagen says.
The project received a 2011 Milwaukee/NARI award.
linen cabinet to the right of the steam shower houses the
shower’s steam generator in the bottom and offers storage
the rest of their 1920s Whitefish Bay home, David and Ann Pasterski
turned their attention to the outdated master bathroom. Working with
AB&K Bath and Kitchen designer Kelly Fine, the new design exudes
formal elegance and modern flair. A luxurious steam shower with bench
seat is tiled in timeless Carrera marble set vertically in a brick
pattern for a dramatic, modern look. Chrome plumbing fixtures and
accessories give the room a crisp, clean appeal. Fine reorganized the
room’s layout by borrowing space from a bedroom book case, closing
up a hallway entry, eliminating the bathtub and the radiator, which
was replaced with electric heated mats under the tile. The classic
palette also features a white pedestal sink and toilet and a blue-gray
paint color on the walls. The project received a 2011 Milwaukee/NARI
the existing layout intact, this Fox Point bath remodel
focuses on updating finishes that coordinate with the style of
In the bathroom
renovation of this 1930s Fox Point home, subtle changes make a big
impact in the overall design. Working with homeowner Polly Drew, Mike
Wade of Wade Design kept the existing layout generally intact. He
gained space for a larger bathtub by installing an undermount style
from Kohler and added privacy to the toilet area by borrowing space
from an adjoining closet and sliding the toilet back from view. A
chandelier Drew found online adds a formality to the room over the
double-sink vanity. Other finishes, such as a crackle-finish subway
tile with beveled edge and penny round mosaic floor tiles, are elegant
details that fit in with the home’s traditional design.
countertops of this master bath remodel are Silestone. A glass
tile backsplash corresponds with the glass inlay surrounding
Start to the Day
From the earth
tone, soothing shades to the high-tech Kohler shower, Deb and Daryl
Michlig start their mornings in the perfect spa-like experience.
"I love everything about my bathroom, it’s an escape,"
says Deb Michlig.
The Michligs are
general managers at Best Price Plumbing in Waukesha, so how does one
design a new bath when you have access to anything?
For starters, in
the center of the room sits a Kohler Devenshire Bubble Tub with 100
air jets and a Laminiar facet that fills the tub from the ceiling.
"The bathtub is like sitting in a glass of champagne," says
interior designer Cheri Ware of Ware Design, who was in charge of the
Next to the tub,
Ware designed some niches in the wall for plants and candles to give
the space some interest and depth. The picture window looks out over a
golf course. The sink area has Kohler undermount memoirs sinks with
waterfall faucets in polished nickel.
above the vanity are recessed medicine cabinets that are flush to the
wall, one of Michlig’s favorite features of the room.