bath remodeling shaker heights

Guest Bathroom with Room for Two

This guest bathroom was one of many remodeling projects that Karlovec & Company completed in this 1922 Shaker Heights, Ohio Tudor home.

The space was designed with thoughtful touches such as two medicine cabinets with mirrors, both of which were salvaged during demo of this bath and the accompanying master bath. They were then repaired, reinstalled, and repainted. The radiator cabinet was custom-built on site and includes a shelf extension that flows under one of the two salvaged medicine cabinets. This corner of the bathroom was designed into the project so that (for example) a wife may dry her hair or apply makeup while her husband is brushing his teeth or shaving at the pedestal lav.

The tub surround was designed to include two columns, both of which are tiled with decorative trim pieces offered by the tile maker. The tile trim pieces were selected specifically to coordinate with the trim on the original, 1922-built medicine cabinets. A “window” was designed into the tub/shower in order to make the bathroom feel bigger than it is.

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At A Glance

Location:West Park Boulevard
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Built:c. 1922
Challenges:Space constraints, darkness, designing so that 2 people could use simultaneously
Features:Shower “window,” salvaged and refinished medicine cabinets, Spanish tile, soap and shampoo niches in the tiled tub wall, makeup/hair drying station on opposite wall from sink, custom radiator cabinet
Comments:That “window” at the foot of the tub really makes the space feel a lot bigger than it is.

Client Feedback

“Karlovec & Company was a “gem” find for us when looking for someone to remodel several rooms in our 1922 home. From the start, Jim Karlovec listened to our needs and desires for our home, and created several beautiful living spaces we enjoy everyday. Our largest project was the remodel of a very small master bathroom, which now includes a two-person steam shower, and is beautiful beyond our wildest dreams. Many people dread the idea of having their homes in upheaval during a remodel, but we never felt that dread while working with the Karlovec team!”

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