See how Studio McGee transformed an outdated master bathroom to a modern naturally lit oasis with premium features.
Salt Lake City-based Studio McGee is owned by Shea and Syd McGee, a married couple who started the interior design studio in 2014. They now design projects across the country with their 30-person team.
Creating 2019 Oasis
With its focus on updating light fixtures, minimalism, and the use of white and grey tones, the master bathroom renovation aligns with trends found in the recent 2019 Houzz Master Bathroom Trends Report. Other on-trend features include a renovated shower, nickel-bordered mirrors, and two new vanities with a low-profile vessel sink. They also installed new streamlined white-oak cabinets.
The designers also chose to replace the corner bathtub with a freestanding, flat-bottom porcelain tub, another trend found in the report. For the floor, they chose to install grey tiles in a two-by-two pattern for a modern look.
To update the lighting in the room, Studio McGee choose soft linen automatically retracting Roman blinds to let in natural light. They also chose brass statement lights that match the brass on the vanity. For the lighting above the tub, the firm says that it used a flush-mount fixture to add a spa-like feel to the space.
Watch the video to see the transformation.
Today we are installing a brand-new master bathroom.
So this is a remodel before the cabinetry. It was all different sizes, different angles there was beige on beige on beige a step leading into the tub and it was just time for an updateOur client wanted something that felt crisp and modern and a fresh experience when he walked into their bathroom. [Music]
One of the biggest changes was the tub it's this beautiful spa tub now we got= rid of the steps all of the tile and the statement with the windows is really really nice so the ceiling slopes in the bathroom and above the tub it was too
low for us to do a really great focal point chandelier but we still wanted to do something more special than a can light so we did a really great flush mount fixture and I love that has this perforated detail one of the other changes that we made was taking out the wood blinds and replacing them with soft linen roman shades and I know there are people out there saying to themselves why did she get rid of the wood blinds because I know that they're costly but you can hate me if you want I think with lions I'm a little bit dated and they block a lot of light and so because they feel reminiscent of a mini blind.
I usually take them out now you can close the shade open it completely to get lots of natural light and the fabric makes things feel softer we love designing custom cabinetry I think it just takes every space up a notch and in here we did this rifts on white oak and at the bottom of the leg you'll see a really cool brass detail the lights are a statement they have this really interesting glass shape and their brass we have brass hardware on the vanity so we wanted to mix it up by doing at the brush satin nickel on the faucet and on the mirror and I love the low profile vessel sink that we did in here as well so we have a standard-sized tile we could have done a herringbone pattern but we wanted to do something a little bit different with it so we laid it in atwo by two and I think the effect is a
little bit more modern and I love the look.
moving to the shower we changed the scale to tile on the shower floor we usually we use a mosaic there because the tile installers need to kind of angle it so that water flows into the drain we have this great faux marble on the floor here and then the shade of the shower really stayed the same but you'll see we've changed the glass front to be all blasts and used clips so it has a more seamless look and then we added a bench whenever we can fit a bench in a shower I say do it we've styled the bathroom with really great Mikiko accessories and I love that we added a tree this bathroom gets a lot of natural light so it's a place that we can add some greenery and anytime we have a free-standing tub loved to add a little stool so that you can put brushes soap etc next to it and ad.ds a nice layer bathroom turned out so great it feels happy and fresh and so spa-like which is exactly how a master bathroom should feel I think hope you enjoyed the webisode make sure that you subscribe for more.