Surrey Tidal Reflections
Inspired by the tides, this Surrey bathroom renovation project blends the whimsical feeling of a seaside luxury hotel with the functionality of a modern bathroom. The previous bathroom was quite dated and needed an upgrade from its “typical suburban 80’s” style.
The new design
In this new design, homeowners can enjoy a relaxing bath in the ‘boat-shaped’ freestanding soaker tub while admiring the peaceful view from the newly enlarged window. The chandelier above hints at sea buoys found along the beach.
The feature wall behind the tub is made up of two materials. The lower portion is sea-washed-esque porcelain wood-look planks, and the upper is a beautiful collage of glass mosaic tiles, resembling sea glass found on the beach. The wall is divided by a narrow, ‘live-edge’ shelf made from local maple, which conveniently holds bath products, and found items along the shore. The custom live-edge framed mirror over the vanity is a stunning element in the revamped space. The pattern in the quartz counter and backsplash has the look of tidal sand.
A popular trend in newer homes is blending different floor types into the same room. The floors of this Surrey bathroom renovation incorporate large porcelain tiles, with an inlay of smooth, river rock pebbles which flows like the tides, and add dimension to the space. It’s a much more sophisticated and understated design than the dated checkerboard black and white tiles the home previously had.
With so many textures used in this space, we purposely installed white cabinets, trims, and baseboards to help balance the space and provide a buffer between the different materials we used in this bathroom.
We carried this balance into the nearby walk-in closet by installing floor-to-ceiling white cabinets and drawers. It also provides a continuous clean line of sight between the rooms. The stone-look handles are in keeping with the natural look and feel of the bathroom.
Not to be forgotten in this bathroom renovation is the frosted bathroom door is reminiscent of frosted sea glass and the large mirror frame which reminds us of driftwood floating along with the tides.
This Surrey renovation also included a large stand-up shower with a built-in bench, which blends seamlessly into the quartz wall. The shower stall contains a traditional showerhead as well as body sprays, and a rain-head on the ceiling to provide the sensation of walking in the rain. The pebbles on the shower floor remind you of relaxing walks along the tidal shore.
Do you want your bathroom to remind you of your favourite vacation spot? If you want a bathroom renovation in your Surrey home (or anywhere in Metro Vancouver or the Gulf Islands), contact the My House Design team and we’ll help you feel like you’re on vacation every time you walk in your master ensuite.
Before and After
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Follow this project through its amazing transformation. Because of the large scale changes, our camera angles may shift from before to after.
2021 BC Georgies Awards
Best Residential Renovation Under $100,000 (Finalist)