Spa Inspired Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Reveal: Inspired by the Spa

This bathroom started out as a poor excuse for a master bathroom. It was small and ill-configured to the point that only one person could be in it at a time. We pushed the wall out 15″ into the front yard, added a pocket door to save space, and reconfigured the entire room.


Creating a bathroom that makes you feel like you’re at a day spa is as easy as paying attention to the little things. Here are some little things that make a big difference:

  1. Pocket door with opaque glass panels. With a small bedroom and a small bathroom, swing space for a standard door was hard to come by. So, we installed a pocket door with flair. The opaque panels ensure privacy, but elevate the look of the entire space.
  2. The color palette. This couple really wanted a clean and simple color palette, but the bathroom isn’t boring because we used a lot of rich texture from the shower surround to the tiles on the floor.
  3. Custom glass doors with minimalist attachments. Curtains and sliders each pose their own challenges, but most of all they’re a design challenge. Installing custom glass doors with minimalist hinges and attachments does 2 things: keeps the design clean, and actually stays clean. Because there are no tracks or seals for moisture to get trapped in, this bathroom is sure to remain low-maintenance.
  4. Speaker fan. You need to have a fan no matter what, may as well make it sing. The fan selected for this bathroom has a bluetooth signal so you can wind down to classical tunes or get jazzed up for a night out.
  5. Backlit mirror. For a little more than a standard mirror, you can upgrade to one with backlighting, much like you see in department store dressing rooms or nice hotels.
  6. Custom sandblasted window framing. While we could have framed the window just like the door or any other window in their house, we chose to make it a feature. This custom sandblasted Douglas fir adds an element of rustic refinement. Complemented with feminine decor and you have a winning combo.