Before & After: Master Bathroom

AS I’ve said before, I love the Before & After articles I read in magazines, because it’s so much fun to see the transformations! This Porter Ranch master bathroom was still living in the 80s. Check out the:

  • Super-ugly tile that covered the floors AND — lucky for them — the walls too.
  • A shower stall with brass trim
  • Plain Jane cabinets
  • Dated lighting
  • No place to hang towels



Today, the bath is soothing and serene with a light, neutral palette. The glass mosaic tile was the starting point for my design. I like how it contrasts with the matte subway tile and adds some sparkle to the room.Corry_LaughtonWy_May23_1416847


Because glass tile often lacks trim pieces, we framed the shower niche with the same quartz we used on the shower/tub surround and countertops. This way, the jagged edges of the glass mosaic can “die into” the quartz. It’s a clean and elegant solution.



The room wasn’t quite large enough to do a stand-alone tub, so we built in a luxurious soaking tub and added a frameless shower stall to keep the room as open and airy as possible. I found these gorgeous vanities at Modern Bathroom and fell in love with their rounded fronts and chrome legs.



Kohler fixtures and medicine cabinets from Restoration Hardware finish the look.