A Bathroom Renovation That's Simply Perfect

To be beautiful, a space does not have to be over the top or the least bit ornate. In fact, some of the most stunning homes we have seen embrace the beauty of simplicity.  In addition to creating a clean, crisp vibe, fine details can also create a space that is as functional as it is durable, without missing a beat. Does it get much better than that—enduring style, form and function? We don’t think so. The homeowner’s goals were to update the space and to maximize square footage, without ever taking style or function for granted.  This Madisonville bathroom is one of our most favorite examples of just the type of bespoke details that make any home renovation quite simply, just perfect.


This bathroom does start off simply enough, yet the compilation of small details really make a big impact. The white acrylic bath tub and shower make you feel clean just by looking at it, thanks to the Soho White subway tile with white grout lines. Brushed nickel shower system fixtures are from the SH Pagosa Collection and were a natural choice for this space—durable and clean. No need for a shower curtain here. That would have subtracted from this crisp aesthetic. Our partners at Glasswerkes provided the frameless glass surround, giving the entire space a squeaky-clean vibe.  


Remember the wood accessories in the recessed shower shelves? The homeowners added those special touches to coordinate with wood tones of the 48-inch Signature Hardware Becker natural teak vanity, a durable wood choice for a space that’s going to face a ton of moisture and water throughout its life. Who says that style and durability can’t live together happily ever after.


With a room comprised of almost all white and wood tones, the Signature Hardware Cassiopeia lava stone vessel sink really makes a statement. We love the look of this dark, natural stone juxtaposed with the teak of the vanity. Elegant, yet hardworking, these two natural details are a match made in heaven. There’s no need for artwork in this renovated bathroom when the selections are all just so precise and, well, perfect.

There are some small details that really make this space work, once again proving the innate beauty of functionality. The brushed nickel shelves about the toilet and the wall mounted bowl brush, from Signature Hardware’s Asbury bathroom collection, make the space as practical as it is beautiful. We love how they so nicely compliment the sink and shower faucets and exposed bulb lighting.

This bathroom renovation was completed with Marie Kondo in mind. Small in scale but mighty in its attention to detail, this space does not sacrifice storage for style—it has it all! By removing the closet door, this room’s storage also shows off great design. We love how the open shelving ties in the natural and airy vibe to this space, with the teak wood shelves and rope baskets, another special touch from the homeowner. 


The Wooow fibre effect tile in Silver from Mirage adds some warmth to this pristine space. The wood look of this tile is just as enduring as it is homey. The addition of this additional neutral detail once again adds to the natural and clean look of this bathroom.


The Clear Glass Vial Pendant Lights from Shade of Lights are a stunning addition and make quite a statement with Edison bulbs. We love the use of a hanging pendant in this bathroom versus some more traditional lighting. Here, the fixtures are one part practical and one-part art.

Has your bathroom taken a beating? Are you looking for an update that will maximize square footage and function? Have you been inspired by this bathroom remodel that is the perfect marriage of style and durability? Contact us for some ideas on how to spruce up your space in a way that will best accommodate your home and all those inside it. From a quick refresh to a major home renovation, The English Contractor is ready to help.

Jennifer Buchholz