Plymouth Dual Bath Remodel

It was going to be a simple bath remodel, and then life happened. We can't always know where our journeys will take us, especially when it comes to the world of remodeling. However, the important thing is that they end up where we most want to go.

master and lower-level bath remodel in Plymouth

Project Summary 

That was the case in this bathroom remodel project that ended up in a new destination. In this case, the homeowner started off with a desire to “finish off” a lower-level bathroom that had barely been roughed in. There was more to it of course than just hooking up a sink and a shower.  By the time we got through the initial design phase and narrowed down both the focus and the costs, it became very clear to all of us that what would make our clients truly happy, what would really improve their lives at home, was to invest their budget in a master bath on the main level and spend a bit less on the lower-level bathroom.

Reordering priorities and understanding the true value of tradeoffs in material selections were key turning points during the design process.  Having clarity about what is best for you and your goals is so very critical in a successful remodel.

AFTER: Free-standing tub and glass corner shower with low threshold entry, shower niche.


The Built-in tub was difficult for the homeowner to get in and out of, as was the phone-booth-styled shower closet.
Another pet peeve was the ugly countertops and the matching vessel sink with funky operating fixtures, one of which had gotten reversed on installation, cold for hot.  It is the kind of thing you put with until it breaks you.
The Lower level bath was roughed in with plumbing and that saved a considerable amount on the budget.


The free-standing tub next to the glass shower with a low-threshold entry was the perfect solution for these homeowners who expect to stay in this home for many years to come.

Phase 1 of design concept plans.
AFTER: Vanity, mirrors, floating shelving and free-standing tub.
AFTER: Guest bath on lower-level.
AFTER: Shower and flooring detail.

Featured Materials


  • Fleetwood Slab, Maple melamine interior
  • Floating shelves stained to match the vanity 


  • Cambria Gladstone, 3cm, 4" backsplash, ridgeline edge 


  • Kohler Caxton Rectangle 20 1/4" undermount bathroom sink with overflow 
  • Delta Trinsic Single Hole bath faucet
  • Delta Trinsic 24in Wall Mounted Towel Bar
  • Delta TempAssure 17T Series Thermostatic Shower System 
  • Hibiscus 59" acrylic soaking tub with integrated drain, overflow and tap deck


  • Ruvati Krona 17" Rectangular Porcelain undermount bathroom sink with overflow
  • Delta Trinsic Single Hole bath faucet
  • Onyx Shower— Alaska subway tile wall panels
  • Alaska Gloss Smooth Liberty Corner Soap/Foot shelf
  • Delta Arva Pressure Balanced Shower System with shower head, hand shower, shower arm, hose and valve trim


  • Aria Burlap Silver Wall and Floor tile 12x24
  • Shower floor tile — Hampton Carrara tumbled 2" hex  


  • Bulevar White ceramic wall tile 4x12
  • Niche & Edging— Hampton Carrara tumbled 2" hex


  • West Elm Streamline Rounded Edge Wall Vanity Mirrors 24x36
  • Door — 3/8" clear frameless glass semi-frameless celesta slider
  • Hardware — brushed nickel hardware with towel bar


  • Cabinets — Walnut natural stain
  • Floating shelves — Walnut natural stain
  • Walls – SW-7029 Agreeable Gray
  • Millwork — SW-7004 Snowbound

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