Our clients knew when they purchased their Concord condominium (built circa 1985) that they would be calling on our design/build team to renovate the kitchen and master bath. Having worked with them in their previous home in Arlington, we had a head start understanding their taste and budget.
Keeping within the same footprint of the existing kitchen, Feinmann updated and enhanced the floor plan with new lighting, flooring, cabinetry, tile and appliances. Moving the door to the garage further towards the back of the kitchen allowed the wall to be extended to provide space for a new, ample center island. Built-in bookcases and a new window seat flank the rear window. The first floor was given a more expansive feel with shared natural light by expanding the opening between the dining room and kitchen.
The center island and perimeter countertops are Taj Mahal, a natural Quartzite. The backsplash tile is French Gray from Heath Ceramics. The cabinetry is from Greenfield with frameless doors in “Gardenia” and “Coastal” on the island. The hardware is satin nickel from the Hudson Collection at Water Street Brass. Appliances are by Thermador and a Sharp microwave drawer.
In the master bath, the couple had their hearts set on a soaking tub as well as a roomy tiled shower enclosure which the existing bathroom could not accommodate. By taking just a foot of space from the existing master bedroom walk-in closet and removing a large built-in cabinet that masked a plumbing wall, we were able to reconfigure the layout of the space to fit the desired soaking tub and tiled shower enclosure. The tub is the featured element of the bathroom being on axis with the entry. The curved wall behind the tub and the curve of the ceiling soffit follow the contour of the soaking tub, give interest to the design and house some of the plumbing that was behind the original cabinets. A new set of built-in cabinets and shelves were created on the wall opposite the sink vanity.
The tile on the shower walls is the same as the wall behind the tub: a marble mini brick mosaic in Ming Green (polished). The shelf above the tub is the same as the vanity – Calacatta green marble. The frameless glass enclosure and door make the shower feel spacious and connected to the rest of the master bathroom. Clever curves solve this design challenge.
The vanity is designed to look like a piece of furniture from Showplace cabinetry, with white Arlington doors, and an under mount sink. The Thasos bathtub by Aquabrass features a hand held sprayer. Shower fixtures and sink faucet are by Toto, the Silas collection in polished chrome. The bathroom floor is Porcelanosa tile – Urbatek in Studio (Natural finish). The white Nexus Toto toilet is comfort height. The walls are painted Cool Vapor by Valspar (VR1-10E).