15 Great Ideas For Your Master Bath Remodel

15 Great Ideas for your master bath remodel

As homeowners, we all strive for the same thing – home customization. We want our home to be unique to our personality, so we often go for exterior paint and siding options, doors and windows, and landscaping plans differently from our neighbors. The interior of our home needs the same attention as the exterior, and those personal decisions begin with each homeowner.

15 great ideas to help customize your master bath and turn it into a true work of art.

  1. Showers have really taken a turn toward luxury in recent years. Give your shower serious consideration before the build begins. Consider options like curbless, multiple shower heads, multiple heating options, multiple massaging jets, lighting, and steam in order to customize your master bath.
  2. A standalone tub is a lovely, classic addition to the average bathroom. Most homeowners are steering away from the all-in-one shower-tub unit and opting for a luxury shower and separate soaking tub.
  3. Do you want the shower to be fully enclosed with a shower door or curtain? Do you want a separate enclosure or room for the toilet to maximize privacy? These are serious considerations.
  4. Partial walls offer the ability to conform any bathroom into separate spaces while leaving a very open feeling.
  5. The furnishings you choose will determine the overall visual appeal and efficiency of the bathroom. Choose wisely.
  6. Storage is extremely important in the bathroom. Choose storage options that work for your specific needs.
  7. Lighting is also extremely important, especially when most of us prepare for life in our bathroom. We need the right ambient lighting, task lighting, and mood lighting depending on the time of day and use for the bathroom.
  8. Add transom windows or decorative windows to help bring in natural light. Stained glass, smoky glass or glass blocks help protect your privacy while adding natural light to the room.
  9. Choose faucets that reflect your personal sense of style.
  10. The bathroom, like the kitchen, is one of the most used rooms in the home, so it must be functional. Strongly consider functionality over style, that doesn’t mean you won’t have a stylish bathroom.
  11. The flooring must flow with the overall design and decor of the room. Choose heated flooring for an extra-nice touch to customize your master bath.
  12. Paint the walls and ceiling to complement other decor and furniture options. Choose a paint finish that will be able to withstand the rigors of bathroom heat, steam, and cleaning.
  13. Tile is a beautiful way to fully customize your bathroom. Look to local tile showrooms with a vast array of options, you can also purchase the custom tile from local crafters or people who sell their wares online. Prices vary widely, so be aware of your budget before you fall for “the one”.
  14. The decor you use in your bathroom should reflect your personal sense of style and your lifestyle. Choose your decor carefully and consider changing it from season to season for a dramatic effect.
  15. Ease of Cleaning is a consideration! This is something that many of us don’t take into consideration when designing our custom bathroom. It’s no big deal if you enjoy cleaning the bathroom – but seriously, who enjoys cleaning that much? Okay, yes, there are a few! But for the rest of us, we’d rather build out a bathroom that’s easy to clean.

Home Remodeling in the Greater Phoenix Area

Call Tri-Lite Builders at (480) 895-3442 for a free 60-minute consultation to begin your remodel! Our designers and craftsmen would love the opportunity to show you how we can customize your home to make it uniquely yours. Peruse our featured projects to see some of our award-winning remodels.

Spotlight on our Lead Designer, Sheila Lanier

Our Lead Designer, Sheila Lanier, was featured on the Women at WIRC (Women in Residential Construction) podcast!  On the podcast, she shares the benefits of a business coach and how to revamp your hiring process.  Sheila also lays out a good strategy for professional women in the remodeling business. You can hear the podcast here!  Since being featured on the podcast, doors have opened for Sheila to speak at the annual Women In Residential Construction conference.  The conference will be held in San Diego, California during September 23-25, 2020.  We are so excited for her!

 

BIO:  Sheila Lanier, CKBR, UDCP Lead Designer at Homework Remodels and Tri-Lite Builders has been designing award-winning remodels since 2006.  A graduate of the NKBA Certified Design program at Johnson County Community College, in Overland Park within Johnson County, Kansas,  she learned the ropes in Kansas City’s impressive historic neighborhoods. Moving to Phoenix in 2011 she reached out to another NARI Certified award-winning Remodeler to get some perspective on the market.  One year later she was asked to join the team.  Seven years and multiple accomplishments later, she is in a succession plan to lead the company building a culture with humility and serve those who work alongside her to help homeowners love their home again.  

 

Recently, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named Homework Remodels in Phoenix, Arizona, 2020 South Central Regional CotY Winner in the Entire House $250,000 – $500,000 category in its’ annual awards competition. Sheila was Lead Designer on the award-winning project.

 

The CotY Awards celebrate NARI members who are committed to design, best practices, integrity, high standards, and professionalism. NARI will honor all Regional Winners and announce the National Winners at NARI’s Evening of Excellence on April 24, 2020, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL.

Homework Remodels Named the NARI 2020 Regional CotY Winner!

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named Homework Remodels, our sister company, in Phoenix, Arizona, 2020 South Central Regional CotY Winner in the Entire House $250,000 – $500,000 category in its’ annual awards competition.

The Project

The award-winning project, aptly named Biltmore Beauty has a million-dollar view of the mountains and space for effortless entertaining. Through the worn finishes and underutilized spaces, the owners could see the potential to personalize the house. Dedicated to their goal for luxury living during their empty nest years meant getting all the projects out of the way to fully enjoy this resort-style setting.  See the project photos here.

“We are honored to have received the NARI South Central CotY Award in the Entire House $250,000-$500,00 category. Every area of this remodeling project received the necessary TLC to provide modern finish elements with functional space adjustments and current lifestyle enhancements. This special project will provide for these part-time Arizona residents a serene space to Winter in.  Remodeling is such a satisfying process for us, we truly enjoy helping our clients love their home,” said Sheila Lanier, Lead Designer, Homework Remodels.

Each year, NARI presents CotY awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. The CotY Awards are the highest form of recognition by industry leaders and peers. NARI received nearly 500 entries from across the United States representing over $138 million in remodeling projects.

“This year’s submissions were outstanding, making the job of our esteemed judges very difficult,” said Tracy Wright, Senior Director of Membership and Chapter Services at NARI.

The judging panel representing industry experts selected winners based on problem-solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, and degree of difficulty.

The CotY Awards allow us to celebrate our members who are committed to design, best practices, integrity, high standards, and professionalism. NARI will honor all Regional Winners and announce the National Winners at NARI’s Evening of Excellence on April 24, 2020, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL.

About NARI

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry, or NARI, is the medium for business development, a platform for advocacy and the principal source for industry intelligence. NARI is an organization of high-quality remodeling professionals. Its members are committed to integrity, high standards, professional education, ethics, and market recognition. NARI connects homeowners with its professional members so consumers have a positive remodeling experience with a professional, qualified remodeler.

Greater Phoenix Area Remodelers

Call Tri-Lite Builders at (480) 895-3442 for a free 60-minute consultation to begin your remodel!  Peruse our featured projects to see some of our award-winning kitchens remodels.

It’s That Time of Year!

Whole Home Remodel in Biltmore, Arizona

NARI CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD PROJECT

*This is from our sister company, Homework Remodels. 

It’s that time of year! The NARI Contractor of the Year Award Project submission!  Our project is being submitted in the Entire House category, $250,000 – $500,000.   This entire house project is reviewed by an impartial panel of industry experts who select winners based on each entrant’s submission, which includes “before and after” photography and project descriptions. Judging focuses on problem-solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty, and entry presentation.

OUR PROJECT’S BACKGROUND

We are excited to give you a little bit more background on this amazing whole house renovation in Biltmore for our clients.  Our clients wanted to turn their rental property into their part-time residence. With this lifestyle shift looming it was time to put their personal stamp on this investment property and check off all the must-haves on their list. They had lofty goals that would alter both the inside and outside spaces, but they needed assistance fine-tuning it all. That’s where we came in! Continue to read how this house became our NARI Contractor of the Year Award Project.

DESIGN AND PLANNING PHASE

During our Design and Planning phase, we prioritized their list and allocated a budget to each action item. For this home, virtually every surface would be modified.  The owners purchased this house for its million-dollar view of the mountains, thus giving them space to enjoy its view was monumental. Their outdoor living space was as important to renovate as was their interior.

THE KITCHEN

The Kitchen needed a floor to ceiling update. We modified built-in closets and an awkward shelf unit to improve efficiency and increase storage capacity. New cabinets, counters, appliances, backsplash, and lighting were installed. With very little room to rework the floor plan, we made sure that the space functions well. Thus, we curated a well-organized space with ample cabinets, tall wall cabinets, and interior cabinet storage solutions.

THE LIVING ROOM

The Living Room retained its existing layout but needed a fireplace façade update. The launching point for the silver Travertine used around the home, we installed the new stacked stone facade and coordinated the fireplace hearth with the silver Travertine coping stones.  Then, we added a custom reclaimed wood mantel. By replacing an unnecessary sliding glass door with a window, we created new space for furniture placement.  Then, in a corner near the kitchen, we added a dry bar with cabinets to complement the kitchen.  Glass front cabinets, a wine fridge, and a custom decorative backlit glass countertop make this space unique.

THE MASTER SUITE

In the Master Suite, we focused on comfort, color and then creating a bathroom to accommodate aging in place. The bedroom’s high ceiling left the space extra warm in the summer and cool in the winter. To assist with the comfort level, we installed a new Pella sliding glass door with shades between the glass and a mini-split heating and air conditioning unit. In the Master Bathroom, to achieve a more open feel, we removed a doorway and built walls to create a private water closet and pony walls for a zero-clearance shower. This new walkway would provide access to an additional clothes closet that had previously been part of a guest bedroom.

In need of a home office, a large guest bedroom was divided to create a home office while keeping a guest bedroom with a closet and access to the attic. The whole home would receive an update for paint colors, flooring, millwork and lighting.

OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

This homeowner’s renovation included a total remake of their outdoor living space. The landscaper refreshed with new plantings, then the boldest change was the new fireplace they built near the updated spa for additional privacy. The new stacked stone fireplace adds ambiance and warmth for enjoying crisp winter evenings. The new Travertine patio and wall caps replaced the worn terra cotta. Lastly, they added a built-in barbeque with a bar area to complete their new outdoor living space. This amazing space is perfect for serving and hosting!

FRONT OF HOME

This area begged for design details.  Thus, we added new garage doors with windows, adding natural light in the garage.  The silver Travertine patio extends around the palm tree giving them a spot for a bistro table where they enjoy morning coffee. Then, we painted the band around the top of the home and the columns along with the fascia to complement and outline the roof. New coach lights are the finishing touch for the front of the home.

THE END RESULTS

Our clients are thrilled with their ‘new’ home and we are excited to share it with you! With any project this of this magnitude, there are always challenges that create change orders to our best laid out plans.  Good communication throughout this entire project kept everyone on the same page.  This project truly enhanced the home, through functional living space, well-planned design elements and added convenience for the homeowners.  Their future is bright as they look to age in place within their home.  We believe it is a perfect submission for the NARI Contractor of the Year Award Project.  See more of Homework Remodels’ featured projects here as well as our own here.

We turn your home remodeling ideas into a reality.
Call us today to book a complimentary 60-minute consultation (480)895-3442.

Gainey Ranch Bathroom Remodel Scottsdale AZ

This showstopper master bathroom in Scottsdale’s Gainey Ranch community has gone from drab and boring to bright and beautiful.  Adorned with high-end finishes this Gainey Ranch Bathroom Remodel Scottsdale AZ is dripping in details.  The custom cabinetry is designed with a two-tone cherry Bordeaux and satin white with chocolate stain color palette.  Custom details include: intricate stacked crown molding, furniture style carved legs, clear glass accent doors, decorative furniture end panels and a raised panel door style to emphasize the glazing and texture.Gainey Ranch Bathroom Remodel Scottsdale AZ (3)

Gainey Ranch Bathroom Remodel in Scottsdale Az Before BThe tile was a labor of love to design and install.  Emperador Dark and Crema Marfil marble tiles compliment the two tone cabinets, marble countertops and tub deck.  The shower floor is a marble mix mosaic with Emperador Dark, Emperador Light and Crema Marfil.  The custom floor medallion adds layers of color with the Indian Premium Black granite border and the accent of Rojo Alicante Marble within the design. The basketweave mosaic tile focal point is framed in Emperador Dark ogee trim tiles.

 

 

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A feature lighting fixture brings drama and embellishment to this stunning space.  Crystals dangle from the large scale chandelier.  The bronze iron scroll work emphasizes the details of the marble medallion below.  Delicate sconces provide soft light at eye level while peering through the gold embellished arabesques shaped mirrors.  Along the toe kick, ambient LED tape lights provide a glow to WOW the most discerning of visitors.

 

To make this Gainey Ranch Bathroom Remodel Scottsdale AZ even more elegant, a one-of-a-kind Venetian Plaster faux finish was applied to the backsplash and commode room.  This masterful technique gives depth and texture in a way that no singular paint color can.  Like the frosting on the cupcake, this wall finish ties all of the design elements together bringing harmony to this amazing Master Bathroom.  Another stunning bathroom remodel complete.Gainey Ranch Bathroom Remodel Scottsdale AZ

 

Unique Backsplashes for the Upscale Kitchen Remodel

A backsplash can be defined as a panel behind a sink or stove that protects the wall from splashes. Although simply defined, here at Tri-Lite Builders backsplashes are far from plain and simple. A creatively designed backsplash can transform your kitchen – leaving all of your dinner guests in amazement. Take a look at some of our all time favorites!

Warm and Bold

Gainey Ranch Warm BacksplashHandmade Mosaic of Emperador Dark, Crema Marfil, and Rojo Alicante Marble come together to create this marvelous view. The warm colors of the backsplash, granite countertops, and Cherry Chocolate cabinets make a bold statement sure to leave guests in awe.

 

A Pop of Color Transitional Unique Kitchen Backsplash

This Multi-color glass mosaic backsplash made of 1×2 subway tile complements the deep espresso color of the cabinets and the orange highlights of the Quartz counters.

Mid-Century Modern 

Mid-Century Modern Glass Linear Mosaic BacksplashPure Wool Mix Glass Mosaic accents the look of this Mid-Century Modern Kitchen. The linear shape and long lines give this kitchen a bright, clean look.

A Touch of Sparkle 

Silver Travertine with Amethyst and Silver Glass JewelsSilver Travertine with Amethyst and Silver glass jewels add just the right amount of sparkle to this Elegant Gray Transitional Kitchen.

Wow Worthy Quartzite

Quartzite Backsplash The vein was our inspiration. Two book matched slabs of Mardi Gras Quartzite create this breathtaking backsplash. We could stare at it for days!

Warm Gray Never Looked so Cool!

Arabesque Glass BacksplashThe Fleur-Gray Arabesque glass tile immediately draws attention to the stove top, inviting you to appreciate all of the details. Mixed-Stone and Glass Linear Mosaic backsplash along with a Quartz countertop made to resemble marble add brightness against the Cherry Bordeaux cabinets.

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A backsplash adds color and personality to your kitchen. You can choose to use anything from traditional tile to rustic wood – the options are endless! Are you ready to take the next step in creating your dream kitchen? Our NARI Certified Designers want to help!

Choosing Flooring for Your Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Wood Flooring

Effective kitchen decorating requires the consideration of many elements, including the material you choose for the flooring. The cabinets, countertops, lighting, and flooring must all work well together to create the appearance you desire. You may have a good idea of the type of flooring you would like to see, but you haven’t quite nailed down the details yet. That’s what we’re going to try to help you with today – the details.

  1. Popularity: Trends shouldn’t always be chased because so many things change throughout the years. That being said, the overall appearance or style of the flooring you choose will likely fall within some type of trend; just try to keep it from being too trendy. If you choose tile, for example, don’t choose the most popular simply because it’s popular. Choose something that works best with your individual kitchen.
  2. Material: Hardwood, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, laminate flooring, cement… the list goes on. How do you choose? Hardwood is a lovely choice, but it dents when you drop heavy items like pots, pans, or cans. On the other hand, tile can break if you drop something heavy. So choose the material you feel would hold up the best with your family and lifestyle.
  3. Design: Every material can be installed using the standard installation methods or in a decorative manner. Choose tile in the standard 12″ squares installed in rows or tile in a variety of sizes and shapes to create a completely unique appearance. Consider using smaller tile around the base of cabinets or around the island to create a nice visual distraction.
  4. Color: The color of your flooring should complement other elements of the kitchen as well as help tie adjoining rooms to improve flow.
  5. Use and Abuse: The kitchen floor often takes a beating from things being dropped. Cans get dropped on their tops and often leave gouges, dents, or chips. Keep this in mind when choosing your flooring material because you don’t want your 3 year old floor to look like a 30 year old floor.
  6. Pets: Pets cause wear and tear on the kitchen floor as well as any other flooring material throughout the home. A five pound Chihuahua won’t necessarily cause a lot of damage to a wood floor, but a 110 pound German Shepherd can cause unintentional scratches simply by running through the house.
  7. Location: The location of your kitchen should always be considered when you’re choosing the material and color for the flooring. A stark white or very shiny floor, for example, may nearly blind you if the door leading to the deck allows early morning sun or late evening sun to enter.

Trilite builders is a premier kitchen and bathroom design specialist in the greater Phoenix area. We provide kitchen design services to homeowners throughout the Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Glendale, and Mesa, Arizona area. Give us a call at 480-895-3442 to discuss your ideas for your new kitchen remodeling project or if you would like help choosing the best materials for your upcoming remodel.

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