Remodeling the bathroom in an 1800’s farmhouse is no easy task. Often these old homes have undergone numerous renovations over the decades, as technology and style progress. Electrical, plumbing, framing, and insulation all need to be brought to code. It’s exactly the type of challenge we’re prepared for here at Bennett Contracting…
The first thing that will catch your eye is the bathroom floor tile. We went with an encaustic tile, providing a black and white contrasting pattern. Encaustic tiles are ceramic tiles in which the pattern or figure on the surface is not a product of the glaze but of different colors of clay. They are usually of two colors but a tile may be composed of as many as six. The pattern appears inlaid into the body of the tile, so that the design remains as the tile is worn down.
The same white backsplash subway tile from the kitchen carried over to the shower walls, accented by the same encaustic tile in the recessed niche. The custom tiled shower base received penny-round, really standing out against the dark charcoal grout.
The vanity top, shower curb and shower bench were all from the same granite as the kitchen countertops. Custom frameless shower door with chrome metal finish to match the fixtures offered a clean touch.
In terms of function, this couple decided they wanted a first-floor washer and dryer. We were able to get them out of the dirt-floor basement and install stackable units in this bathroom closet, along with custom-built shelves. Finally, the beadboard wainscot walls brighten the room and added a classic touch.
Great work by the entire team that worked on this project and thank you to our loyal homeowners!!!