Oxford Square: Master Bath Custom Tile

As things wrap up at Oxford Square, there are a few more elements of the project to be shared here. Completion of the patio and back yard is still pending, and it could still be several weeks before we have the whole place professionally photographed. Meanwhile, there is still a lot to be excited about here at The Blog! These are still just my non-professional snapshots, so please forgive the amateur awkwardness of some of the images.

The guest bath tile got a little bit of a preview here. Prior to renovation, the guest bath was the one and only bath in the house.This week I want to look at the master bath, which was a completely new bath that we added to the house.

The master bath has a simple horizontal vanity, anchored by a taller storage cupboard on the right, and a tiled bench running the length of the room on the left. In the photo below, there will be a large mirror mounted in the blank space between the medicine cabinet and tall wooden storage cabinet.

Parson Architecture Oxford Square Master Bath Tile Detail

The tile is by Arto Brick, who also made the kitchen backsplash tile. The cabinet wood species is rotary cut red birch provided by GL Veneer. The cabinet maker did a great job at cutting adjacent panels from the same piece wherever possible, allowing the big swirly grain patterns of the wood to continue very noticeably from one panel to the next across the whole face of the cabinet.

Parson Architecture Oxford Square Master Bath Tile Detail

The cantilevering tile bench passes right through the glass and into the shower. The client really pushed for this intricate detail and we were more than happy to oblige. The bench is held up by steel supports that extend into the wall framing.

Parson Architecture Oxford Square Master Bath Tile Detail

The tile layouts were all carefully mapped out in advance. Antonio, the tile installer, deserves extra kudos for the effort he put into making sure the shower niches worked out perfectly with the tile grid.

Parson Architecture Oxford Square Master Bath Tile Detail

It’s often the case that the simplest-looking things require the greatest effort, and this was definitely the case with the master bath tile. From working with the clients in the design stages, to working with the general and sub contractors in the implementation, this one relatively small room had a lot of effort put into it, and I’m extremely please with how it turned out.

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