Woodthrush Project

Transformation of the year… seriously!!

I was lucky enough to meet these clients on referal through Sullivan Finishing last summer. They were moving here for work and new to Buffalo! The home is in a beautiful area, but had been outfitted with standard builder finishes through out. I kind of joke that all homes in this area are coated top to bottom in the horrid yellow beige. That paint must have been on clearance all through the 90s. LOL!

We’ve worked out way through the majority of the home, refinished floors through out, new stair railing, master bath renovation, and completely refinished the basement. The master bathroom was the first completed room so I was anxious to get it photographed!

Here are some of the befores:

what is that ledge wall thing??!!!

what is that ledge wall thing??!!!

that tub is a dance floor

that tub is a dance floor

I don’t think it gets more textbook builder than this! I was so happy to see it all ripped out.

For our material selections we went modern. These clients have a history of living on the coast and (along with a huge collection of sail boat art and models which I LOVED!!!) they really liked clean lines and modern finishes.

In order to tone down the masculine feel, we used a tile that was handmade and had a lot of variance in the color, and specced large built in mirrors to reflect a lot of the light. We also used chrome fixtures which are timeless. The lights themselves have a coastal nod to them with the use of rope and metal on the fixture.

Here is the outcome!

a fun detail, the countertop goes over the half wall into the shower to create a ledge for the glass to sit on. This allowed one continuous piece of counter to run the whole way.

a fun detail, the countertop goes over the half wall into the shower to create a ledge for the glass to sit on. This allowed one continuous piece of counter to run the whole way.

lights with ropes

lights with ropes

We used a 24x24” tile on the back wall to mock a full size slab look. It turned out beautiful and much less expensive! These tiles are only around $6/ft2

We used a 24x24” tile on the back wall to mock a full size slab look. It turned out beautiful and much less expensive! These tiles are only around $6/ft2

buh-bye oak hello walnut

buh-bye oak hello walnut

Kohler Purist faucet against Fireclay tile, classic!

Kohler Purist faucet against Fireclay tile, classic!

The shower was really big so we had the fun opportunity to do a his and hers side. We broke up the shower floor with a herringbone marble inlay.

The shower was really big so we had the fun opportunity to do a his and hers side. We broke up the shower floor with a herringbone marble inlay.

We reconfigured the entrance to the bathroom . Prior there were about 4 doors in a 2 foot radius. We used barn doors on the outside entrance and eliminated all doors on the inside.

We reconfigured the entrance to the bathroom . Prior there were about 4 doors in a 2 foot radius. We used barn doors on the outside entrance and eliminated all doors on the inside.

There used to be a built in linen closet recessed into the wall that looked really dated. Joel built a custom piece thats large enough to fit everything.

There used to be a built in linen closet recessed into the wall that looked really dated. Joel built a custom piece thats large enough to fit everything.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of this home take shape and sharing updates!

xo

Raelyn