Waterwalk Bathroom Renovation
We recently remodeled a bathroom at the Water Walk condos in downtown Wichita. Our client had an old tub they wanted to convert to a shower, but the problem was that this condo is located on the 4th floor, and we needed to move plumbing drains for the new shower. That meant we had to coordinate with the neighbor below them to work from the neighbor’s ceiling. It was a challenging job, but the project turned out beautifully.
We had a custom Onyx base made to fit exactly into the opening. We built a custom bench in the back of the shower. Our client selected a plumbing tower with water jets.
We waterproofed the shower using Schluter water proofing system. We installed a niche for shampoo and shower accessories using Schluter systems. Listen to Jake explain how these work!
We completed the shower with a heavy duty shower glass door that was custom made for the opening.
Using the same tile as the shower, we installed tile around the entire bathroom and water closet. This finished the room nicely by tying it all together. We installed an accent tile for the sink backsplash and surrounding walls.
This bathroom had an existing fiberglass shower that our clients did not need anymore because of the new shower we put in. We removed the shower and custom built a linen closet in its place. The new cabinet was built to match the vanities.
In addition to the master bath, our client needed some more light in their master bedroom so we custom built a lightbox to match the existing woodwork throughout the home. We installed new LED lighting.
All these updates gave our clients a larger, updated, beautiful master suite!
Bathroom Remodel in East Wichita
A new soaker tub was installed that features matching brushed nickel fixtures and is surrounded by 12 x 12 tiles and accent tile that coordinate with the shower and the vanity.
In this picture you see the soaker tub with the walk in shower next to it. We moved the window on the right over to the left approximately 16” to extend the shower and make room for the shower glass. The shower glass was installed with minimal hardware, but without compromising the strength of the unit.
A close up view of the bathroom vanity shows the warmth of the dark-stained oak with brushed nickel fixtures. The client was happy with their existing vanity as far as function but wanted to change the appearance. The vanity was stained with a golden oak stain with brass knobs. We sanded and stained the vanity with a dark stain to give it a more modern look. We also changed out the fixtures to brushed nickel to match the other bathroom fixtures.
This picture shows the soaker tub faucet. The client chose brushed nicked fixtures that matched in style, brand, and color.
This shower features beautiful gray, black and white color scheme and brushed nickel fixtures. Also a small shelf was recessed in the wall.
This master bath remodel included new floors, shower, tub, countertops, fixtures and lighting. The existing vanity was refinished and the hardware was updated.
This picture gives a good view of the built in cabinet on top of the vanity. The client wanted a deep cabinet for storage but did not want the cabinet to stick out too far on the countertop. We inset the cabinet into the wall about 4” to give a full 8” depth cabinet. The doors were made to match the doors of the vanity.
This picture is a close up view of the vanity fixture and backsplash. We used the same brand fixtures to make sure the overall look of the bathroom all tied together. Also, notice the backsplash is the same tile as the accent tile in the shower.
We created a shampoo shelf under the seat in the shower. The client did not want a large shelf in the middle of the shower wall where you customarily see a shelf installed. We solved the problem by tucking a large shelf in the seat.
This vanity remodel is part of the Clark’s master bath remodel. The vanity itself is actually the existing cabinet. It was stained light oak that did not fit with the design and look the Clarks were going for. We sanded the wood down and refinished with an espresso stain and lacquer finish. The Clarks wanted more cabinet space so we designed and built the custom cabinet above the countertop. This cabinet features soft close hinges and adjustable shelving. The cabinet is inserted into the wall about 4” to make a total of a 9” deep cabinet without taking up too much counter space. The countertop was custom cut to match the contour of the vanity. Under mount square sinks were installed to complete the design. All brushed nickel hardware and fixtures were coordinated throughout the project.
This picture shows another view of the shower shampoo shelf under the shower seat. Notice that the seat is tucked away from plain view.
Here is another view of the cabinet refinished and stained dark with new brushed nickel hardware.
The old laminate countertops were replaced with granite called Blue Flowers.
“Amazing and exceptional! Christian and Ben worked with us in every decision and design. They maintained communication so we knew what was going on daily. The subcontractors – plumber and electrician put a bump in the progress, however Christian and Ben made all necessary corrections immediately. In all, we are very impressed with the professionalism and personal attention we received. Our half-bath was not a large project but that did not hinder their attention and help. Thank you for making our home more livable and up to date.”
~ Michael and Sherri