Loyal Heights Bathroom Remodel Featured on Houzz

Houzz once again hand-picked one of our projects as a feature in their online editorial.

See part of the article below, with the write-up on our project:

"6 Bathrooms That Rock a Shower-Tub Combo"
 By Mitchell Parker

"Shower-tub combos sometimes get a bad rap. They are too often viewed as dated, and many homeowners prefer to ditch their tub to increase the size of their shower. But in a relatively small bathroom in which you want the dual function provided by a bath and a shower — especially if you have young kids or want to consider future buyers of your home who might have young kids and prefer a bathtub — the shower-tub combo is a near-perfect design concept. Besides, designers know how to jazz up the look of one with statement tile and other features. Here are six bathrooms that might have you rethinking the potential of a shower-tub combo.


"2. Classic Black and White

Designer: Lisa Price of Jackson Design Build
Location: Seattle
Size: 58 square feet (5.4 square meters); 5½ by 10½ feet

Homeowners’ request. “To respect the budget, the bath needed to stay within the existing footprint,” designer Lisa Price says. “The fixtures were relocated to create enough space for two people to be in the bath at the same time and to hide the toilet from view. As this is the only bath in the house currently, and with a baby on the way, they were clear they wanted to keep the shower-tub combo. Having a shower-tub combo is also very much in keeping with the era of the home, which was built in the 1920s.”

Main feature. “With the clear aesthetic of respecting the vintage of the home, a black-and-white tile scheme is a natural fit,” Price says. “The wood vanity adds the much-needed warmth to keep the space from feeling too clinical.”

Other special features. Cast iron tub. White subway tile with black subway tile band. Penny round floor tile with rosette detail. “Initially, the design for the floor tile layout had a solid black band running the perimeter of the room,” Price says. “During demolition we discovered the original floor layout buried below various flooring layers, and we decided to include that heritage rosette layout. Finding just the right tub took time. We went back and forth on whether we could lose inches of space to allow enough room for a two-person tub. However, once it was settled that a two-person tub would take up too much space, the hunt was on for a cast iron low tub. Although the cast iron tub is more expensive than acrylic, we find that our clients are happier with the quality in the long run.”

Designer tip. Price needed only a small amount of countertop material for the vanity, and was able to find a remnant piece of quartz to fit — much less expensive than a custom-cut piece.

“Uh-oh” moment. “Making the multitude of decisions can sometimes be overwhelming throughout the design process,” Price says. “We gave the clients the opportunity of pushing back the production start date by four months or pushing into fifth gear. As we are a design-build company, we have a production schedule to meet. Everybody loves a deadline, and we pushed through.”

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New This Week: 6 Bathrooms That Rock a Shower-Tub Combo

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