Before: Bygone Style
The 1980s bath had an awkward L-shape corner vanity, large mirrors, and a huge whirlpool tub accessed via steps. Priorities included expanding the shower and updating surfaces. The goal was a more functional space with a modern classic look.
The old layout felt crowded and lacked a focal point, and the shower was isolated in a dark corner. The remodeled bath was designed by Christina Ralston, a Lowe’s Project Specialist, Interiors (PSI). PSIs offer full-service design right in the store. She consolidated the two vanities onto one wall, angled the tub, and removed a closet to expand the shower -- without sacrificing storage. The shower’s new walk-in design makes it both bigger and brighter.
Designer Christina Ralston chose new vanity cabinetry (Special Order) from components that can be mixed and matched for a custom look. The marble countertop (Special Order) includes sinks.
Relaxed Traditional Looks
To get this designer look, mix and match vanity modules in the Villa bath collection to fit your size, style, and storage needs. Save money and get a high-end look by paneling lower walls instead of tiling them, and paint the panels black (Carbonized, #HGSW1481). Add a rustic element with an aged-look mirror (ATG, #11981817S). Sink faucets (#614839) combine charming traditional styling -- such as sculpted ridges and graceful curves -- with modern WaterSense® efficiency.
The oval freestanding soaking tub (#669570) is a sleek, modern take on an old-fashioned claw-foot tub. Acrylic construction makes the fixture lightweight. Water pours from a deck-mount faucet (#614791). Dark grout accents the pattern in basketweave mosaic tile (#328716) on the wall. Bath-durable floor tile (#683051) captures the rustic look of weathered wood planks.
Replacing the former closet, a tall, armoire-style unit provides plenty of storage. Add to that stylish open storage with shelves (#307258) and corbels (#583153) painted to match the surroundings (Carbonized, #HGSW1481). In the shower, a 42-inch wall contains splashes, and porcelain tiles (#397631) offer the marble look for less. Switch to white grout on the shower floor for a different look from the same mosaic tile as on the wall.
To get this designer look, mix sophisticated marble countertops and paneled wainscoting with mirror frames and flooring that look like weathered wood. Choose fixtures, faucets, lighting, and hardware that incorporate sleek tweaks into traditional lines and shapes. Include “roomy” elements, such as furniture-style cabinetry, paneled walls, artwork, seating, rugs, shelves, and freestanding storage pieces.