Diane Burcz Inside Design brings glossy serenity to a downtown tub.
Drab and dated to stylish and modern: That’s the transformation inside designer Diane Burcz aimed for when reimagining this small rest room in a Downtown Crossing rental, owned by a biotechnology government who splits his time between San Francisco and Boston.
Reconfiguring the 92-square-foot house was Burcz’s first problem. For the reason that L-shaped room sits inside a multi-unit constructing the place pipes and air flow couldn’t be moved, some structural adjustments the designer and her consumer initially hoped for (similar to eliminating undesirable soffits above the bathroom and vainness and totally recessing the drugs cupboard) have been no-goes. Plans went full steam forward, although, when it got here to the consumer’s need to swap out the built-in tub. Eradicating the fixture created house for a brand new 36-square-foot bathe outfitted with a luxe rainfall system. Then, to assist make the realm really feel extra open, the designer eliminated a half-wall that separated the outdated tub from the bathroom, changing it with a sheet of glass.
With the structural adjustments full, Burcz moved on to finishes, pairing trendy fixtures—similar to a mounted Toto rest room—with a wholesome dose of concrete.Contractors outfitted the subfloor with a Schluter heating system, topped with a concrete overlay that enhances the brand new cast-concrete windowsills. The ground additionally performs properly with the bathe, the place Burcz referred to as on Porcelanosa porcelain tiles that look like concrete however put on higher below a deluge of water. Lastly, to make sure that the modern house didn’t really feel stark, the designer tied the room along with inviting wooden accents, together with a red-birch vainness and, reverse the bathe, a cedar slat wall with a combined-steel towel bar crafted by Easthampton-based Oxbow Design Construct. “A whole lot of instances while you say ‘concrete,’ individuals suppose exhausting and chilly,” Burcz says. “However with the right combination of supplies, it actually does really feel heat.”
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