Bathroom Remodel

South Loop Bathroom

The longer you spend in the South Loop, the more things start looking the same. White tile and modern lines is the norm now, as “modern” becomes standard. So it’s always a treat when we get a project like this.

Going to the Prairie Place complex, you might expect either the usual modern stylings or something that hasn’t been touched since it was built in the 90s. This particular bathroom, with its rustic charm and masculine edge, might surprise visitors at first. But the luxurious shower and rough tile details give a handcrafted quality and express an earnest feeling of home.

Custom alcove vanities, Rustic slate tile
South Loop, Chicago

What We Did

  • Demo of entire bathroom
  • Removed built-in tub and installed a free standing soaker tub
  • Tiled accent wall with slate mosaic
    • Reframe window
    • Niche shelves by the tub
  • New 12×12 slate floor tiles
  • Custom alcove vanities
    • Added storage
    • Smaller mirrors (for easier cleaning)
    • Tropical brown granite countertops with white vessel sinks
  • Shower
    • Expanded the basic shower
    • Slate tile on the walls, floor, and niche, new bench with porcelain planks
      • Wall tiles are stack bonded, floor and niche are subway tile, gray acrylic grout
      • All of the shower tiles (except the bench) are the same as the copper rust floor tiles, but in different cuts
    • Custom swinging glass door
    • Rainfall shower head and handheld option
    • Extra tall niche with the same tiles as the shower floor
  • New recessed can lights
  • Painted Benjamin Moore Kona