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Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Master Bathroom Remodel Named Houzz ‘Room of the Day’

If you haven’t seen our Manchester master bathroom remodel project yet, let us give you a little background. This Plano, TX bathroom started out dated, dark, and in dire need of an overhaul. This repeat client turned to us to get rid of their original 1980s bath filled with old carpet, an unused tub, a shower that would not dry out, and a furred down ceiling.

We worked with them to transform this bathroom the bright, elegant master suite of their dreams—and this master bathroom transformation was recently featured as the Room of the Day on Houzz!

Read more about how we took this bathroom from drab to fabulous. Or, if you’re looking to schedule your own master bathroom remodeling consultation, contact us online now!

Before Their Master Bathroom Remodel

You could say Greg and Cherrye Ellis paid their dues. They’d been using their dark and dated master bathroom since its construction along with the house in the 1980s. They were tired of the floral wallpaper and worn-out carpet. They never used the cultured-marble bathtub. And for decades they had put up with a shower that never really dried out, thanks to poor ventilation. Ready for an update, the couple tapped designer Amanda Jones to create a more elegant space with traditional style and modern convenience.


The mostly beige master bath with dated floral wallpaper and worn carpet had an imposing soffit that made the space feel dark. Because the couple was happy with the size and general layout of the bathroom, they didn’t want to reconfigure the space or do a costly addition. “We really wanted better function and an updated look,” Greg says.


The cultured-marble tub with its step up enjoyed a prime location under the bathroom window, taking up valuable floor space for something the couple rarely used. The his-and-her vanities that flanked each side of the tub included knee space that often ended up as an unsightly dump zone for bathroom supplies.


While the couple enjoyed having a separate toilet closet for privacy, a lack of proper ventilation in the old bathroom resulted in a shower that never fully dried out and felt damp all the time.

Given all of these factors, Greg and Cherrye were excited to see how Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders & Remodelers could make their master bathroom more functional and more aesthetically appealing, keeping in mind their lifestyle, taste, and budget.

After the Master Bathroom Remodel

The couple had been inspired by the bathroom in a vacation home they stayed in recently. They loved the look of the black and white basket-weave tile and tiled wainscoting. Detailed tile plans were drawn and executed to ensure the tile was impeccably installed throughout.


Jones removed the wallpaper, carpet and bulky soffit that had blocked natural light. “Removing it makes the room feel larger, and visually raises the ceiling,” she says.

But the new tile design is the star of the room. White and black ceramic tiles form a basket-weave pattern on the floor, with bright white grout and a border of black subway tiles. For the wainscoting on the walls, glossy white subway tiles join two rows of glossy black pencil tiles with a black chair rail at the top. “It just looks brighter and more classic, and that’s what we wanted,” Greg says.


By removing the tub, the couple now enjoy more spacious vanities, and Greg has one of his must-haves: a comfortable tufted bench ottoman where he can change his shoes. The medium charcoal gray wallpaper that now lines the bathroom walls has a subtle pattern that offers tone-on-tone texture. White painted wood shutters on a frosted glass window give the space an elegant and finished look.


The shower was updated and modernized with dual shower heads, a user-friendly pull-down folding teak seat with chrome brackets, new lights, a built-in niche for shampoo and body-care products with the same basket-weave tile design as the floor, and a frameless frosted-glass door with chrome handle. “It’s a more clean and updated look without the frame, and makes the shower feel even larger,” Jones says. “The frosted glass also allows for some privacy, but still lets light come inside.”

New lights and the same wallpaper used for the rest of the bathroom have spiffed up the toilet closet. “We didn’t take the tile in there, because it’s so small,” Jones says. “Having the same material as the rest of the bathroom makes it feel larger.”

A new fan installed in the ceiling outside of the shower and a ceiling fan (not pictured) improved the bathroom’s ventilation. The doors that flank the updated shower and toilet closet lead to his-and-her closets with new
painted doors.

See the Rest of This Master Bathroom Transformation on Houzz

Want to learn more about the vanities, mirrors, sinks, cabinets, closets, and more that we added to the Ellis family’s new master bathroom? To see the rest of the transformation (and to learn more about the specific items we used to make this remodel a reality), you can visit our Room of the Day page on Houzz now!

Schedule Your Own Master Bathroom Remodel in the Plano, TX Area Now!

If this master bathroom remodel got you thinking about how it’s time to update your own bathroom, Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders & Remodelers is here to help. Allow the bathroom designers at Hatfield (now Alair Homes- Plano) Builders & Remodelers to overhaul your dated bathroom and transform it into a luxurious, spa-like retreat. If you’re located in the Dallas, Plano, or Richardson area, schedule a bathroom remodel consultation today!

Posted on: October 24, 2016
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