As too many remodeling projects are, this bathroom update was instigated by plumbing problems that led to a major leak behind the wall. Fortunately, the tile was the only thing that needed to be replaced after the cause of the leak was repaired. The plumbing fixtures, faucets, vanity cabinet and large mirror were all reused.

The client requested that tile selections be neutral and stylistically appropriate for an ensuite bathroom off the home’s second master bedroom.


The new color palette of creamy beiges and grays is inspired by decorative tile we found in a pattern that features marble-y, agate-type imagery.

The tile above the mosaic detail features a concrete texture in rich travertine shades. The sheen of the tile modernizes a classic stone look. Below the decorative border and on the floor? An elongated tile with a medium gray, cut marble look. The combination is really beautiful and serene.

At the vanity, the decorative tile border is repeated for the updated backsplash, and the creamy concrete tile is a great budget saving solution for this sophisticated teen’s bathroom.

If plumbing problems have created an opportunity for you to remodel your own bathroom, Room Fu designers can help you select just the right finishes to suit your style and budget. Three to five hours of design expertise can really make your renovation a worthy resale investment!

Photos by Claire Barrett Patrick.