Rivercliff, Sandy Springs
Rivercliff, Sandy SpringsRemodel
This two-part project began as a master bath remodel in 2015. The owners so loved the work that Craftbuilt returned in 2016 to renovate the kitchen. Both spaces were challenged by inefficient layouts. To avoid the cost of an addition, the design team looked to current Japanese bathroom trends to find space and add harmony in the bathroom. The kitchen renovation focused on modern flow and relaxed, functional space.
- Build: 1960 Brick Ranch
- Bathroom Timeline: 2 months
- Kitchen Timeline: 1 month
- Challenges: The old master bathroom was narrow with existing, unmovable utility chases. The existing kitchen floor had to remain and blend in with areas exposed after reconfiguring the layout.
Our design team added a commode closet to add privacy and partitioned the long, narrow space to fit in a tub, shower, and His & Hers vanity. We also added a Panasonic Whisper Ceiling exhaust fan that circulates 290 cfm of air to virtually eliminates dampness and fogging.
12×24 Italian Ceramic tile with a marble-look finish was flowed throughout the bathroom’s main floor space.
Japanese-Inspired Wet Room Arrangement
Taking cues from the space-enhancing layouts common in Japan, we merged the full-length soaker tub and standing shower into one large “wet room” arrangement. Adding a tiled bench and toiletries niche further enhanced the functionality and without sacrificing the serene ambiance.
To ensure beauty as well as durability, our design team chose marble-look Quartz slabs and Italian Ceramic tile. The main floor is 12×24 Italian Ceramic tile; the vanity top, shower bench and tub surround are marble-look Quartz; and the wet room floor is laser-cut, 1-inch Italian ceramic tiles. The wet room widow was trimmed with tile to prevent any moisture issues.
Thanks to the streamlined layout, our team made room for a standard depth vanity with His & Hers sink tops, and medicine cabinet mirrors.
Using a galley-inspired arrangement with aligned appliances and built-in prep sink, our design team then added a custom-depth pantry beside the refrigerator to mimic the built-in look and hide an existing HVAC duct. We chose sound-deadening Elkay Perfect Drain stainless steel sinks for both the wash and prep sinks which include built-in magnetic strips for accessories and 100% seamless flanges.
Measuring in at a full 11 feet long, this room-defining bar-top island is packed with functional Wellborn cabinetry and plenty of clever built-ins including a pull-out trash bin, wine rack and everyday carry shelf. Capping the opposite end is a built-in bookshelf.
Pulled from the Wellborn line, all kitchen cabinetry is custom configuration. Running along the chef’s line are 2-bay uppers with two lighted glass-door uppers to display barware and heirloom pieces. A baking sheet bay and pull-out spice rack flank the range to maximize storage and functionality.
An under-cabinet LED package delivers hidden task lighting while all can lights are on a two-way digital dimmer.
Our design team chose Taj Mahal Quartzite with natural veining and patterning for an easy-to-maintain, visually unique alternative to marble.
To blend the living space with the new kitchen, we overhauled the fireplace with a new mantel and hearth, a new Travertine tile face, and new woodwork. By tapping into the existing 1960 brick fireplace flue we were able to give it a brand new look while minimizing the invasive demolition.