The owner of this Brooklyn luxury bathroom renovation felt it was overdue for a facelift. For years, the trusty little room had served its purpose, as had the laundry room right next to it. But time passes, tastes change, and a poorly-lit, un-exciting spot you use every single day is going to feel stale after a while – Gallery Kitchen and Bath to the rescue.
Sometimes, owners can’t exactly pinpoint the source of their discontent, and that’s where skillful designers come in. Not only do Gallery’s designers design, and not only do we build, but we also help lead discussions with clients, who may or may not know where to start. That’s what happened in the consultation for this Carroll Gardens bathroom renovation.
It wasn’t a very small bathroom. The physical size of the bathroom layout was fine, and, in fact, Gallery’s bathroom design and build team didn’t change it at all during this home remodeling journey. So why did its owner feel kinda cramped in there?
Answer: It was the light. Or, more accurately, the lack of light. And it was the lack of design contrast, too. Every element had vaguely the same color tone and value, and instead of feeling cohesive, or stylishly monochromatic, the sameness felt stifling.
When you know, you know. It’s true of soul mates, and it’s true of bathroom floors.
The owner of this space wasn’t exactly sure what patterns she wanted. That was just fine for our design and build team. In our years of remodeling kitchens and baths, we’ve learned to read between conversational lines and zoom in on exactly what a client wants. Even if she doesn’t know it yet.
To kick off the bathroom remodel process, Gallery designer, Peter, showed our client an assortment of bathroom floor tiles. He showed her a variety of shower wall patterns. And he showed her a collection of bathroom tiles and finishes for the main walls, too. Each time, she made her decision quickly, instantly pointing to the patterns that felt perfect.
She chose a gray-on-white chevron pattern for the shower wall, which showcases its entire expanse through the new clear glass show panel. The floor’s dark gray hexagons were easy to pick, as were the wall’s glossy white subway tiles.
The new assortment of whites, the shiny glass shower wall, and the minimalist sink made the bathroom feel brighter and airier. But what came next brought those qualities to the next level.
It was light. Lots of it. Coming from brighter, whiter, more artfully installed bulbs than what had been deployed before. Instead of a couple yellow-tinted light bulbs screwed into old-fashioned fixtures, the current bathroom boasts multiple white lights, all beaming down from modern fixtures with subtle silhouettes. Together, the assortment completely revolutionizes the room’s mood, helping it feel clean, upbeat, and easy-to-use.
Next, the team tore out the existing sink. In its place, the builders installed a floating vanity, which completely hides the previously exposed plumbing, adds storage, and helps make the room feel more expansive. The floating effect comes from its installation in the wall, which trades industrial-looking legs for a bit of empty space and shadow. The flat panel façade itself has a Modern, almost Scandinavian feel, and the warm wood contrasts against a new white color palette.
Though it technically happened outside the bathroom, one of the coolest bathroom renovations in this project was the repositioning of the nearby laundry room. By shifting its placement relative to the bathroom, Gallery designers were able to increase the functionality of both spaces. As a result of this build, the flow is more intuitive and natural, which instantly makes it easier for the homeowners to take care of essentials and get right back to life.
Ready for a little lifestyle transformation of your own? Go on and contact Gallery Kitchen & Bath. We’ll get in touch with you for a consultation, and help bring your bathroom ideas to life.
From the start, we wanted a crew that could do full service (design and build). After looking at some other designs, we really liked what Gallery offered in way of aesthetics.
Then, during the entire process, the team was all over it! Issues always come up, but it’s how these guys handled them that make me here writing a positive review. Can’t recommend them highly enough
I hired Gallery Kitchen & Bath after interviewing 3 or 4 other top rated companies. It was my first time dealing with contractors for a job this size so I was anxious, and my main criteria in gauging the companies was their ability to listen, communicate, and of course if they’re trustworthy…in retrospect, signing with with was the right decision and we are very happy with the results.
Forget about any horror story you have heard about contractors. Stop right here. This is the design-build contractor you want to HIRE.
It was a breeze working with Aaron and Jonathan on our apartment combination project. We looked at quiet a few design-build companies and chose Gallery because of the great communication and the fact that they were able to manage material purchasing and product selection for us….They were honest, took responsibility and pride in their work.”
I enthusiastically recommend Gallery and especially our project manager Eli, who did a superb job renovating our once decrepit 2-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights. The project involved a full kitchen and bathroom renovation, as well as new electrical, refinished floors, new doors, new baseboards, and some rearranged bedroom closets. What is more, when I have them the wrong paint color for my daughter’s bedroom, and the team started to paint that color, they got the paint I wanted and corrected the “mistake” (which has actually been my mistake) and didn’t charge me for that either.
I’d choose them again 100 times over and definitely recommend them to anyone considering a similar project.
We interviewed about 8 different companies before hiring a contractor for our apartment renovations. We immediately clicked with Peter, our project manager, and although Gallery was not the cheapest option, we chose them based on their upfront billing format, high client reviews, and depth of knowledge after speaking with Peter and Aaron. We loved how it was a “one stop shop” and were paying one bill, up front. …Everything was very transparent and we could not be happier with the results! Our apartment looks exactly how we imagined. Thank you!!
After my wife and I purchased our West Village condo, we knew a renovation was first on our list of priorities. After a thorough search and meeting numerous firms, we found Gallery Kitchen and Bath and at Gallery we met Eli who from beginning was prepared to go above and beyond other contractors we met to make sure our vision came to fruition.
From start to finish, Eli and team were hands on through the decision making process, carefully stepping us through our decisions and their implications.