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Remodeling Modern Baths: Let it "Sink" In

Most of us wake up wondering where the night went — unable to pause time we yawn and wander blindly into the master bath to awaken and refresh. This my friends, is why I work so hard to create the functional modern baths of my clients’ dreams.

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Simple cabinetry in a warm wood looks crisp against white quartz counters from Silestone and a vessel sink. Since my degree is in architecture, I often think about cabinetry in building terms, with various levels and heights to create architectural interest.

Over the years, his and her sinks have become very popular, but they are not always necessary. Some homeowners choose to utilize that space for storage or larger windows to increase natural light, which helps our bodies prepare for the day ahead.

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The ultimate goal is to relax and release, what better way to do that, than by being surrounded by beautiful things. This concrete trough sink is the work of furniture and lighting designer, James de Wulf. The 2,000 lb. sink is anchored with steel behind the drywall to give the illusion of floating in front of a sliding door that stacks away; talk about indoor-outdoor living!

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I have found that a small powder bath brightens with a mostly white palette. A vessel sink in my favorite color adds just enough color, while a yellow wall behind the commode reflects brightly in the mirror.

In my Canadian Lake Okanagan project, a wall of concrete with stripes of cedar strikes a modern contrast to the classic wood ceiling. A square contemporary tub and large walk-in shower finish this modern space with ease.

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There are plenty of gorgeous details happening in this bath by Bradco Kitchens + Baths. Naturally, my eyes are drawn to the pop of teal against the stone and chocolate tile –it’s magical. My point, the master bath is our first destination upon waking up –Who said the dream has to end? I say, let it “sink” in, wake up and Live. Beautifully.

Photo credits: Christopher Kennedy Design unless marked otherwise (*).