Bathroom Remodel in Chevy Chase, Washington, DC
While we were working on another project in the neighborhood, a gentleman walked past while our crew was taking a lunch break. He stopped to chat and wanted to know all about the project we were working on. He mentioned that he and his wife had a bathroom remodeling project planned, and wondered if we would be interested in taking a look. Of course we were, and before long we were in the design and planning phase.
Design and Layout
Both husband and wife were architects who lived in a large Craftsman Bungalow in Chevy Chase, DC. Over the years, they had remodeled the entire house with the exception of the full bath on the first floor. The first floor bathroom was small and, there was no option (or desire) for expansion into adjoining rooms. But the configuration was awkward, and the goal was to re-position the fixtures in a more efficient floor plan.
Style and Finishes
There was no debate as to what the style of the finished bathroom would be. It was to match the Arts and Crafts style throughout the rest of the house. The vanity, wall cabinet and trim were sourced from a cabinet maker in North Dakota, and built with quarter-sawn oak which was stained to match the mill work in the upstairs master bath. The fixtures were copper, and the subway tile wainscoting was capped with a granite border to match the vanity counter top.
Construction and Final Product
As with any thick-set bath, the demolition was the most taxing part of the project. The bathroom was on the first floor however, with a window that opened to a spacious deck. This made our job easy, as we could pass the demolition trash through the window, and walk it across the deck to a dumpster positioned in the driveway below. Additionally, the deck had a roll-out awning which enabled us to cut framing lumber and tile during several thunderstorms without getting wet. Construction went smoothly with no delays or unanticipated events, and the finished bathroom is gorgeous!