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“Renee, Renee, Renee. This is fabulous!”
Friends are in awe when they walk into Renee’s new master bathroom, one of many rooms she is remodeling in her newly purchased Indian Hill home, just northeast of Cincinnati, OH.
This room used a perfect balance of both textured and smooth surfaces. Line patterns within the porcelain tile are the perfect upscale-spa backdrop for the sleek lines of the bathtub, shower enclosure and plumbing fixtures.
“I spent a lot of time on the tile selection,” Renee says. “It is a master bathroom, which my husband also uses, so it needed to be sleek and attractive, but not feminine.”
Porcelain tile – this one from a company that has achieved Green Squared certification for indoor-air-quality and sustainability – is often the material of choice.
It is available in many looks, including hardwood patterns, and it is far easier to maintain and care for than natural stone.”
Four other bathrooms in Renee’s home also were updated. And consideration was given to keeping existing materials. In one bathroom, the shower wall tile was still in good condition, so new tile that blended with it was selected to extend along the wall adjacent to the shower. Porcelain tile again was used on the floor.
In the powder room, the existing white oak floor – along with existing hardwood throughout the entire home – was refinished.
Floating vinyl flooring went into the basement bathroom, but porcelain was the resounding choice for the remaining two.
As you can see from the photos, attention- getting accents including glass mosaic tiles and sleek dimensional wall tiles, are strong design tools: