Sarah’s Style File – August 2014


Welcome to Sarah’s Style File, I’m Sarah, Foster Remodeling Solutions Senior Design Consultant and each month I’m bringing to you a feature project to experience the remodeling process with us! For this month’s highlighted project I have chosen a master bathroom in Burke. By removing the large rarely used tub we were able to create a much more luxurious retreat for the client with bright crisp finishes to modernize the space.














Before                                                                                            After

The main goals of this project were to pull the tub from the space, create a larger walk-in shower and add lots of storage with a make-up area for the client. You can see from the before and after photos how we were able to achieve just that. Many clients now days are opting for a shower-only master bath, especially for those that have another hall bath or guest bath with a tub. Unless the homeowner really enjoys relaxing in a bath, it is a very common preference now to utilize that square footage towards a larger shower. Here you can see by enlarging the shower we were also able to provide a built-in bench, another very popular option. For the shower itself, we installed a fixed shower head with a separate handheld faucet. These are great for people who want options as far as height variation and the handheld on a slidebar provides just that along with making cleaning of the shower itself much easier because of the flexible hose. Eliminating the tub also allowed for us to create more vanity and storage space. An already generous 78″ dual sink vanity got extended to 108″, providing an excellent seated area for makeup application as well as more counter space for each sink. Just beyond the vanities we installed a full height 27″ wide linen cabinet providing lots of storage for towels, toiletries, or any other items they don’t want on display! One of the last design features of the space is the lovely tray ceiling. The existing bathroom had an angled cathedral ceiling which the client wasn’t fond of, so as a way to utilize the area, we dropped the main ceiling to 8′-0″ and the popped up a tray with crown molding inside to add detail to the room and still show off the height of the room.

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After Photo

For the color scheme of the room the clients preferred lots of white with blue and gray accents; a transitional look with modern touches, but not industrial or cold. The selections we chose did just that and balanced the fine line between contemporary and classic. Bright white cabinets set the tone of the space and tied the white from the porcelain sinks and other china fixtures together nicely. The Silestone quartz countertop in Bianco River with its white background coordinates with the cabinets while the gray veining pulls a subtle accent color into the space. The tile on the floor and on the shower walls mimics the same white background with gray veining which harmonizes nicely with our brushed nickel plumbing fixtures and accessories from the Moen Eva line. The accent tile in the shower and behind the vanity sinks is a gorgeous mosaic tile with gray marble and different shades of blue and gray glass tiles providing the pop of color to the space and is where we pulled the wall paint color from, Benjamin Moore Feather Gray #2127-60. Keeping the main ceiling and trim all white draws the eye to the tray ceiling which was also painted in the Feather Gray.


Thanks for joining me this month for Sarah’s Style File and I look forward to seeing you again in September!! As always, if you you are thinking about remodeling, give me a call here at Foster Remodeling Solutions!

If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!

Written by: Sarah Wolf – Senior Design Consultant