How many bathrooms do you have and what size are they?
Here is a checklist to determine the use and character of each type 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 Santa Fe’s eastside, or your classic Old Town home in Albuquerque that is quite the Spanish Hacienda? There are so many materials in those styles, so the real trick is narrowing them down to make choices that will endure. If your goal is rich color and warmth, but contemporary style, that’s great. Our vast tile and fixture selections 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. Is your dream bath a light and white spa that makes you feel pampered and spotlessly clean? Such a popular mode! There is beauty to select from here, 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, you want to break with style and have a very contemporary bath. This can work, or not. It takes finishes, fixtures and lights that bridge the divide between traditional Northern New Mexico style, and still feels contemporary. New, clean and pristine goes a long way to updating any style. This approach works with traditional homes from other eras and locations. Craftsman, Prairie, California Ranch, New England colonial, Log home — we can update bathrooms that reference their authenticity, but look quite modern, or as classic as ever.
After narrowing down the style you desire, we then shop for a.) fixtures and features in line with the vision, and b.) surfaces and lighting. Again, the choices are never ending. My job is to narrow the field, and help you make the right choices. We love to do that!
Add luxurious toweling and step into your private retreat.