Cronin Bath Remodel
East Valley Phoenix, Arizona
This small, 45 sf, bathroom received a redesign in the Phoenix valley-metro area. Simplifying the existing bathroom to become something attractive and zen-like takes a special talent. You can see from the first red ink sketch that the initial concept was strong.
In the computer rendering the concept sketch was refined.
Completed photos show the beauty of the full bathroom remodel. Porcelain floor-to-ceiling wall tiles create an ambience that is detailed and orderly. The darker green-grey tiles have a satin type finish that really sings with white grout—especially, with stacked joints. Stacked joints are a clean, simple and elegant tile shower pattern.
The vanity, shelves and towel rack are custom made by Trevor Pan. Plyboo® Bamboo "Chocolate" plywood was chosed to complement the tile. The vanity was designed to fit the Ronbow® self rimming ceramic sinktop (Larisa 24"). Because the vanity and mirror pop-out are tall the Aplos single lever faucet was chosen by Kraus®.
Both the tile subcontractor and general contractor were quite experienced. They both underestimated the design. Mrs. Cronin noted of the general contractor, "Norm was totally blown away as he had not been around until yesterday."
"The bathroom has such an emotional quality to it," Mrs. Cronin's neighbor said. She stopped by to visit and didn't come out of the bathroom for a half hour!
Budget for demolition and construction: $14,800