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Bathroom Remodeling Arlington, VA

If anyone reading this is from Arlington you will obviously know that even a house that sells for $800,000 + is usually, dated, small, and has a weird division of rooms. These homeowners had to use two different bathrooms each morning due to space constrictions, the husband had the old master bathroom & the Mrs. Would get ready in the level 1 full bathroom. The Mr. & Mrs. Decided to join forces to contract a design & build team, allowing enough space for them to utilize their master bathroom.

The old space was limited to a one sink vanity next to an unused closet and a dated 30”x60” old cast iron tub. During the design stage the homeowner even mentioned that he wondered why sometimes while showering soap suds would come up from the tub drain, come to find out the previous homeowners did not meet code when they contracted someone to move their washer & dryer upstairs to the second level of the home, in turn the previous contractor connected the washer drain to the existing bath tub drain. What a mess, unfortunately most companies hire amateurs to do their work resulting in sub-par projects. In order to transform their current 5’ long tub area to a 8’+ shower work of art we needed to take space from the rest of level 2. Both homeowners agreed that another project that they have always wanted to do was create another bedroom on level 2. So not only did we have to worry about the bathroom space, but never the less concentrate on the future level 2 expansion with drawings etc. to make sure this project would be in line with future plans with Elegant Services. We decided to create an angled box out where the master bathroom entry door is located giving more space by the new double sink vanity, we kept the wall to the left of the entry door if walking in to the bathroom from the master bedroom to have some division from the new extra long monstrous shower that created a cove on one side of the new shower experience, to get the extra needed space for the shower we moved the level 2 washer & dryer downstairs to bump out for the 8’+ shower. In the end, precision design analysis & building expertise worked to help these homeowners enjoy a much neglected space in their home.


Removed the existing bathroom closet to allow for a dual sink vanity. Removed back wall of existing tub area that was behind old washer & dryer location to allow for 8’+ shower bump out. Removed existing door and framing with adjoining wall to allow for bathroom bump out for elongated shower keeping the existing left wall if standing in master bedroom facing the bathroom. All other bathroom components were removed.


Framed in for new shower back wall, new doorway, and for angled glass block obscured wall. Screwed down sub floor to floor joists. Installed ½” cement boards on bathroom floor, shower ceiling & shower walls. Built shower base. Installed recessed niches in shower for storage. Prepared all existing walls & ceiling for painting (mudded & sanded protrusion points), replaced drywall/mudded/sanded all areas that were demolished and rebuilt.


Installed new shower valve cast brass to control dual kohler shower heads (one on either side of the shower so both homeowners can get ready at the same time in the morning, and Installed chrome gooseneck faucets. Installed shower floor membrane and mud shower base which was sloped for drainage and shower floor tile installation.


Installed 6” recessed 90 watt 38 par flood lights throughout bathroom and shower with a dimmer switch, and ran venting for new decorative fan light on a dual switch


Installed 12”x12” white carrara marble tile at a 1/16” grout line on bathroom floor & shower walls with broken joint/brick lay at a 1/16” grout line. Installed mosaic marble on shower floor & ceiling, Installed mosaic glass tiles in niches, white carrara marble base, and cut down marble 12”x12” marble tiles to fit around custom cut vanity mirrors. Ad-mix used with grout to ensure color continuity by treating grout throughout to be anti stain/ anti mold resistant, and commercial grade natural stone sealer.


Installed espresso slab door style. All plywood grade vanity.


Installed statuary white marble exotic countertop with flat polish contemporary edge detail, and (2) under mount European rectangular porcelain sinks


Installed (2) chrome gooseneck faucets, installed chrome drain, installed (2) chrome water tile shower heads on opposite walls, installed chrome toilet paper holder, chrome robe hooks, chrome hand towel ring, custom cut ¼” tiled mirror surrounds, European elongated polish stainless cabinetry pulls, and installed frameless 3/8” glass shower door with c-pull satin nickel handles.