Going modern — and traditional — in dream renovation

Homeowners embarking on a renovation hope to produce the home of their dreams. This major bed room and tub transform went over and above that — it turned into a dream challenge for the architect/remodeler.

“For us it was getting the dream customer that reliable your design and style and judgment,” claimed architect and builder Michael Menn of Michael Menn Ltd. in Northbrook.

It all begun when the clients, who stay in Wheaton, desired to modernize their principal bedroom suite though trying to keep a regular seem in the bedroom area.

After conversing with the purchasers, Menn uncovered an oversized bathtub (60-by-48 inches) was a sore stage since it wasn’t made use of and the customer was on the lookout for additional of a spa expertise with the initially much too-modest shower region.

“They wished a large stroll-in shower/steam shower and a large rest room compartment,” Menn reported. “We talked about juxtaposing a far more common learn bedroom with a really present day bathroom. We took the obstacle and started off to generate something very special and exceptional for this consumer.”

The supplies made use of designed the task stand out, he said.

“The closing bedroom style and design was more formal and the rest room is 1 of my favorites we have finished. The products and products came off magnificent and the tile enterprise has highlighted the tile in their products materials brochures,” he said.

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The tile came from Oceanside Glass & Tile (www.glasstile.com), which specializes in personalized glass tiles. “My trade partners labored pretty challenging to entire the task on-time and on-budget without the need of disrupting the homeowners’ every day schedule.”

The regular bedroom characteristics tailor made millwork in the crown molding and a personalized-made fire surround and mantel. The customized plaster medallion on the ceiling arrives from Decorator Supply (www.decoratorsupply.com).

“The juxtaposition of a far more official bedroom to the very fashionable bathroom is really unusual, but arrives off quite nicely. Possibly not most people’s taste but the clients love it,” Menn mentioned. “Becoming equipped to make a pretty strange place is just about every architect’s, designer’s and contractor’s desire and we had been in a position to satisfy that aspiration in this home.”