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Structural issues made remodeling an imperative in this lower-level guest bathroom. “The toilet corner was sinking,” said the homeowner. “And it was just an awful bathroom.”

The newly redesigned bathroom by Magee Construction Inc., is a breath of fresh air. Strong, organic-looking materials fulfill the homeowners’ desire to bring the outdoors in. An outward bump of two more feet gave great flexibility in placing fixtures, including a new shower and spa tub. The addition of a window floods the space with light.

Porcelain tile in an earthy stone finish was a practical choice for heated floors. Narrow tiles were laid horizontally on tub walls with some protrusions for a rough-hewn appearance. The look and style draws from a fireplace surround elsewhere in the lower level.

Kohler’s “Tea for Two” under-mounted tub offers luxurious, effervescent air bubbles and massaging jets while chromatherapy floods the spa in soothing lights. The tub deck is walnut, and paneling is stained birch.

The vanity was crafted from a solid piece of walnut with its natural edge left intact. Cabinetry beneath is maple, and hardware carries through the linear feel that streams through the bathroom.

Four shower heads and a bench add to the shower’s comfort level. The slim-lined, contemporary toilet is low-flow with a power flush.

Grasscloth is a natural element but has a surprising, chenille-like texture for softness.

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