This bathroom once boasted carpet, dated light fixtures and gold. Lots and lots of gold. See how we rescued this bathroom from the 1980’s and gave it a fresh, timeless, transitional design:

A few weeks ago I shared Before and After pics of one of my recently completed kitchen remodels. This kitchen is just the beginning of this home’s design story!

Before and After Kitchen Remodel Kansas City Interior Designer Arlene Ladegaard Design Connection Inc

While other areas in this home, like this kitchen, was being transformed and our design vision was beginning to come to life, my clients requested that I add their outdated master bathroom to our Must-Do list. I was THRILLED! The original bathroom boasted carpet, dated light fixtures, steps which lead to a rarely-used sunken bathtub and gold. Lots and lots of gold.

Before Bathroom Remodel Kansas City Interior Designer

The counter height was abnormally low and the original cabinets were not designed for optimal storage. Even though the existing skylight was a great source of natural light, this bathroom needed a brighter, cleaner look. The tiled countertops and dated gold-toned fixtures had to go!

During Bathroom Remodel

Like the rest of the rooms in this home, this master bathroom was rescued from the 1980’s and given a fresh, timeless, transitional design. London Gray Caesar Stone countertops were installed and adorned with sleek, modern fixtures. The dark wood was replaced and the counter height was raised with clear Alder cabinets designed specifically with our clients’ storage needs in mind.

Bathroom Remodel Arlene Ladegaard Overland Park

New lighting paired with the subtle silver wallpaper adds both luminosity and visual interest to this newly updated bathroom. The old carpet was removed and radiant heated flooring was installed throughout with gorgeous 12”x24” horizontal tile.

Before and After Bath Remodel DCI

The old built-in tub was replaced with an elegant freestanding bathtub. The antique gray polished marble-tiled wall surrounding the bathtub adds dimension while blending perfectly with the pencil-tiled backsplash and the Africa Silver Rhino tile floor.


Because the master shower and commode areas are separated from the rest of the bathroom with a door, I wanted to give each space a different feel, but at the same time unify these spaces.

Before and During Shower Remodel DCI

This design was accomplished by getting creative with the same materials used in the open area of the bathroom. The shower features a bench seat made with the same Caesar Stone as the vanity, the niche is fashioned with the eye-catching Castle Rock mosaic found on the vanity backsplash, and the shower floor tiles are a smaller version of the antique gray polished marble bathtub surround.

Transitional Shower Remodel Kansas City Overland Park

The new subway tile was extended up to the ceiling and installed in a vertical pattern, giving this space an open, airy feel. The Euro glass shower enclosure not only adds to the luxury of this master bathroom, the zero clearance entry provides easy access with a seamless style.

Keep reading our weekly blog; we’ll be sharing more rooms from his whole-home remodel like this wet bar transformation!

Wet Bar Before and After Remodel Arlene Ladegaard

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