Northwest Zen Bathroom

Northwest Zen Bathroom

Dark stone, custom cherry cabinetry, misty forest wallpaper, and a luxurious soaker tub mix together to create this spectacular primary bathroom. These returning clients came to us with a vision to transform their builder-grade bathroom into a showpiece, inspired in part by the Japanese garden and forest surrounding their home. Our designer, Anna, incorporated several accessibility-friendly features into the bathroom design; a zero-clearance shower entrance, a tiled shower bench, stylish grab bars, and a wide ledge for transitioning into the soaking tub. Our master cabinet maker and finish carpenters collaborated to create the handmade tapered legs of the cherry cabinets, a custom mirror frame, and new wood trim. This bathroom also includes a few hidden surprises-both a radiant-heat floor and a concealed linear shower drain are embedded into the tile installation. We are so thrilled that our clients can enjoy their new space!

“Our 30-year-old bathroom was in dire need of a major makeover. We envisioned a spa-like retreat…a place for calm relaxation and recharging. We had a general idea of a direction but needed help with all the details. Designer Anna Clink, with her eye for exquisite detail, supplied the focus and kept me from going overboard. The workmen on the crew were all talented craftsmen who daily showed their enthusiasm for the project through their care and input. This was a true collaboration. The result speaks for itself. You know you are on a good team when the finished product exceeds everyone’s expectations. ”

Karen & Mike Crauder, Corvallis, OR

Project Details

Handmade Mirror Frame

This custom, Torii gate cherrywood mirror frame was a labor of love. Our master carpenter, Dennis, crafted several templates for this mirror--playing with the proportion and scale of each piece before bringing this to the homeowners for approval. Each piece was hand-shaped and joined to create a stunning focal point in this bathroom.

Furniture-Style Cabinetry

The base of this vanity features a slightly arched toe-kick valence and tapered cabinet legs, which transform this cabinet from "standard" to an elegant furniture piece. Although the cabinetry appears to be open beneath -- a hidden toekick panel sits behind the arched valence, keeping cleaning a breeze!

Concrete Trough Sink

This dark stone countertop and integrated sink are actually made from a slab of cast concrete. The entire surface is made of one piece, and is coated with a protective finish. The basin of the sink has a gentle curve, and room enough for two faucets side-by-side.

Storage Tower Cabinet

This storage tower includes an open cubby space for tucking away frequently used countertop items, and a generous amount of linen storage space behind the large door above. The legs of the tower mimic the vanity cabinet below.

Glass Tile Inlay

Our clients selected a soft green-blue glass tile, which is inlaid as a cascade down the back wall of the shower and into the recessed shampoo niche. The glass tile inlay connects with a coordinating porcelain tile inlay running through the shower and bathroom floors. Hidden below the tile floor is cozy, radiant floor heat controlled by a programmable thermostat.

Services Provided

- Bathroom Remodel - Custom cherry cabinetry - Accessibility-friendly features - Custom mirror frames - New wood trim - Radiant-heat floor - Concealed linear shower drain - Concrete Trough sink - Soft green-blue tile

What our Clients are Saying

“"A" - Excellent work”

Laura Foerst, Corvallis

“G. Christianson recently completed a major kitchen and bath remodel for us. We really enjoyed working with this excellent firm from the day we walked in the door until the final sign off. Anna, Jon and Elizabeth created a design that incorporated our ideas with theirs that is wonderful. It opened up our 1980's kitchen and made it much more functional and beautiful. The cabinets that Ron, Eric and Bill built and installed are perfect for our space and the quality, fit and finish are absolutely top drawer. The construction team, Tony, Maria, Gavin, Eric, Dennis, Bill, and Cesar were outstanding. Always, courteous, professional and clean. There was never a mess left at the end of the day. Their attention to detail and quality of work from the framing to the finish work was fantastic. Similarly, the sub-contractors were excellent. Jon, did an amazing job juggling the order of work to address illnesses and other unexpected interruptions to keep the schedule on track. This was a 5 month project and it finished within a couple of weeks of the original completion date. I've done some project management myself, and know how difficult this can be. We are delighted with the results and love showing off our beautiful new kitchen and bath. G. Christianson Construction is as advertised, a high quality, professional team that delivers what the promise. We highly recommend them. ”

Susan & Marc Baldwin, Corvallis

“Working on this home was truly a one of a kind experience; every room had its own unique personality and story with custom hand-crafted tile throughout. In one of my favorite rooms, "The Swamp," every person who was involved on the project picked out tiles that they felt would represented them and signed the back. I was able to install these tiles as a memento of all of the hard work and dedication poured into the project. This was a fun acknowledgment of the craftsmanship and artistry involved.”

Evan Whitlow, Mountain Top Tile and Stone LLC

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