Anyone who’s lived through a remodeling project in their home knows that things often don’t go exactly as planned, or finish in the time originally anticipated.
Our client Jennifer came to see us back when the weather was still nice and I just recently had the opportunity to visit her home and take a look at her newly completed master bathroom remodel. The expanded space incorporates our Mixed Brown-Grey Barn Siding throughout.
The reclaimed Barn Siding wraps all of the master bath’s walls as well as the box beams at the ceiling. The beams are hollow and incorporate lighting in them to illuminate the ceiling.
The home itself is an 1800s barn on a rolling, wooded lot so the barn siding was a perfect fit for the aesthetic of the space, but Jennifer also wanted to incorporate a contemporary feel which she accomplished by including bright white cabinetry with clean lines and the crisp, modern fixtures and tiles.
Reclaimed Barn Siding naturally has variations in thickness due to the irregular weathering of the boards on the barn. The contractors here carefully planed the back of each piece to lessen this effect and create a more uniform surface on the walls.
As with many remodeling projects, there were snags and delays along the way- demolition that took longer than anticipated and design changes on the fly. Jennifer and her construction team also took their time with the details. The Barn Siding for the walls was planed on site to totally eliminate any variation in thickness and Jennifer hand applied a very subtle finish to soften the naturally dramatic color variation in the Mixed Brown-Grey planks. Additionally the vanity was custom designed and built to fit the room and a large new master closet was created using space from the garage.
A narrow strip of the Barn Siding also finishes the front of the fully custom tile-topped vanity.
The Barn Siding is also used as the tub skirt, complementing the light tones of the wood-grain tiles. The homeowner has a strong DIY streak and made the area rug herself with leather scraps and a loom.
Ultimately, the results are worth the extra time spent. The carefully considered details make for a stunning, spa-like space that Jennifer can enjoy everyday. Her patience paid off in a big way!
The homeowner applied a subtle white wash style finish to each plank. This makes the variation in the Brown-Grey planks somewhat less dramatic and cools down the warmer brown boards.