How many bathrooms do you have and what size are they?
Here is a checklist to determine the use and character of the bath.
Large spa-like Master Bath
Master Bath, but not so large
Smaller Guest Bath
Guest Bath that doubles as powder room
Powder room, limited family use
Family bathroom, which may may be the only bath one in the home
Styling Your Bath
Are you a traditionalist who wants to create a style in line with your classic John Gaw Meem home on the east side of Santa Fe, or your classic Old Town home in Albuquerque that is quite the Spanish Hacienda? There are so many materials today that work in those styles, that the real trick is narrowing them all down to make choices that will endure. If your goal is rich color and warmth, but in a contemporary mode, that’s great too: the vast tile selections of today will support any color direction you might want to take.
Or maybe you are looking for dark and sexy—drama with lots of special features? There are tubs and showers with lights and aromas, and wall coverings and surfaces that are dark and moody, that I love. Is your dream bath a light and white spa that makes you feel ultra healthy and spotlessly clean? Such a popular mode! There is much beauty to select from here, countless dream pictures in magazine editorials and advertising for tubs and lavatories, faucets and tub fillers.
In remodeling, a home may be older, and rather than continue in an old adobe style or Territorial style manner, clients want to break with style and have a very contemporary bath. This can work, or not. It takes the right finishes that bridge the divide between traditional Santa Fe or Northern New Mexico style, and still feels contemporary. New, clean and pristine goes a long way to updating any style.
This same approach works with traditional homes from other eras and locations. Craftsman, Prairie, California Ranch, New England colonial, Log home — for all, we can update bathrooms that reference their authenticity, but look quite modern at the same time.
After narrowing down your style, we then shop for a.) fixtures and features and b.) surfaces and lighting. Again, the choices are never ending. My job is to pre-narrow the field, and help you make the right choices. We love to do that!
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