Minneapolis rambler gets major bath renovation

A modern touch on a 67-year-old home

Lead Carpenter Mark Arntzen

Carpenter Chris Gilbertson, Tyler Dahlstrom

Painter Dave Christenson

Project Summary 

The remodel for this retired couple was not about square footage. It was, however, about aging-in-place accommodations and pure aesthetics. The homeowners wanted low-maintenance surfaces with high durability and a luxury they hadn’t ever had before—a master bath. In fact, we created a master bath where a bedroom used to be and updated an existing hall bathroom.

We also repurposed the existing sun porch into a main-floor laundry. The existing hardwood floors were refinished and blended with new hardwood throughout the kitchen.  You can see the full project details on the rest of the home renovation here.

Floor plan comparison: Existing Bedroom 2 was converted to a bathroom. The door was moved from the hallway to connect to the master bedroom to make this a master suite.


The existing hallway bathroom also needed substantial updates.


AFTER: Bedroom converted into master bath with low threshold shower, York Blanco porcelain floor tile
AFTER: Shower with glass door and Maiolica White Lux Ceramic Wall Tile and Kohler Archer Collection 60" Drop-in soaker tub
AFTER: Hallway bath updated with new custom vanity and Basketweave Matte White w/ Black Porcelain Mosaic flooring
AFTER: Hallway bath featuring Regent Bianco Ceramic subway wall tile - 3 x 8", installed w/90 - degree herringbone.

Featured Materials


  • Hall Vanity — shaker (inset panel), clear Maple, finish: Benjamin Moore "Sherwood Green" BM HC118
  • Master Bath Vanity  Clear Maple slab door; Benjamin Moore "Stampede" CC540


  • Master Bath  Caesarstone London Grey 5000H


  • Selection: Sherwin Williams "White Flour" SW7102
  • Master bath: Benjamin Moore "White Sand" BM OClO
  • Hall bath: Benjamin Moore "White Drift" BM OC138


  • Master Bath Tub  Kohler Archer Collection 60" Drop-in soaker tub w/ armrests, lumbar support, and reversible drain.
  • Kohler Caxton rectangle 20 ¼" undermount bathroom sink
  • Bathroom Faucets  Delta Kayra 1.2 GPM widespread
  • Toilet  American Standard Cadet 3, elongated 2-piece toilet w/concealed trapway, ever-clean surface, powerwash rim, right height bowl, slow close seat
  • Hall Tub  Kohler Archer Collection 60" three wall alcove soaker bathtub w/ armrests, lumbar support, and right drain.


  • Master Bath Floor  York Blanco Porcelain Wall & Floor Tile - 12 x 24"
  • Master Bath Backsplash/Tub Deck  Caesarstone London Grey 5000H
  • Master Bath Shower Wall  Maiolica White Lux Ceramic Wall Tile - 8 x 24"
  • Master Bath Shower Floor  Clay Grey Porcelain Wall & Floor Tile - 2'' squares
  • Hall Bath Shower Wall  Regent Bianco Ceramic Subway Wall Tile - 3 x 8", installed w/90 -degree herringbone.
  • Hall Bath Main Floor and Shower Accent Niche  Basketweave Matte White w/ Black Porcelain Mosaic

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