Low maintenance luxury
Convenience meets elegance in this beautiful New Berlin master bathroom remodel. Callen Construction Inc. of Muskego and lead designer Paulette Sodemann took a dated acrylic-tiled bathroom and opened it up to warm and stylish luxury.
“We tried to create a timeless, classic feel by using more neutrals and materials we knew would still feel fresh 10 years from now,” Sodemann said.
While the owners wanted luxury, they also wanted low maintenance. Extra steps were taken to ensure the tiles would not need resealing and the shower door was equipped with clear shower guard glass that allows the water to bead off of it.
The room’s cathedral ceilings made for an already open environment, but Callen’s team reduced the size of the corner tub, removed the dark and dated wallpaper and replaced the tiles with a thermostat controlled, heated man-made stone.
The dark wood cabinetry exudes elegance in contrast to the neutral tone of the walls and tile, while the chandelier and extremely modern fixtures brighten up the space as well.
Callen outfitted this master bath with granite countertops, semi-custom Starmark cabinetry, Kohler Purist faucets and shower fixtures, and a six-foot bubble massage bathtub – perfect for relaxation at the end of a busy day.
From drab to dream
Even small spaces can look and feel like a dream, and Muskego-based Callen Construction proved that with an upscale remodel of this Oconomowoc home’s 100-square-foot space.
Lead designer Marie Owens took an outdated 1970s master bath and rearranged it to showcase a walk-in, digitally controlled glass shower.
Designed using a glass enclosure and smaller cuts of the same tile used throughout the bathroom, the shower is truly the focal point of this room.
It features a subway tile design that flows right into the rest of the bathroom, and also contains an intricate tile border meant to break up the neutral colored space.
The shower can be turned on using a high-tech digital preset temperature valve outside the main shower, crucial for Wisconsin’s cold winter mornings, Owens said.
“Walk-in showers can be difficult because there’s so much loss of heat without a real door, but we solved that problem in this location by including a heavy-duty exhaust fan near the opening,” she said.
The end result is one of pure elegance, complimented by the custom-built deluxe vanity that includes double sinks, countertop shelves and tall, elaborate cabinets.
The project took approximately six weeks to complete.