Written by Stacy Geier, Co-founder of Artisan Renovation Consultants in Pinellas County, Florida. They specialize in assisting people through the overwhelming task of home remodel and renovation.
Our home, with all of its faults, did at least come with a screened in lanai and pool. Immediately upon moving in we realized the closest bathroom to the pool required people to come dripping through the house and risk slipping. We knew right away we would need a dedicated pool bath. When we planned the addition we prioritized the pool bath and designed the other rooms around the placement of that bathroom.
Like many people, natural light is very important to me. We put a beautiful craftsman door on the front entry that has a window with a design to match the style. We added a frosted glass film to the window so there would still be privacy, but no light is lost.
As the design was coming together we found the vanity for a very reasonable cost. It has a rustic look, but I loved it. Don’t be afraid to use elements you love. They don’t necessarily need to be the same style to work. The mirror I found at a craft store and was able to use a coupon to save 40% off the cost. Taking the time to shop around can bring some great design elements at an affordable cost.
When choosing tile for the shower, we were originally looking at a glass subway tile. After purchasing the vanity we realized that the glass tile was simply not going to work with the overall design. At the tile store we found a white porcelain tile that had a wave pattern in it. It was not anything I would’ve normally given a second look at however the light color and wave pattern really fit well with the pool theme and overall look we were going for. Due to the large size of the shower it has dual heads and lots of wall space. The larger format tile is a much better fit for big shower walls. The larger tile also meant less grout lines and much easier cleaning and maintenance. We selected a stone tile for the shower floor which helped to tie all the elements together. The seat and curb are made of Summerhill Quartz by Cambria.
In this bathroom we used classic base elements like stone, tile, and wood that will stand the test of time. A few colorful beach style wall hangings, soft rugs, and some bright towels make it stylish and fun. A future update is as simple as new paint, rugs and wall art. The permanent fixtures are timeless in appeal and have been used in homes for centuries.
A pool bath is almost a must if you intend to entertain with your pool. If the thought of remodeling or creating a new bathroom seems daunting to you, Call or Text @ 727-469-3070 or contact us at the link below: