BY NICOLE BELL
Looking for a contemporary, sophisticated and low-maintenance bathroom, these homeowners turned to Callen designer Heather Brannon, who incorporated modern fixtures, clean lines and elegant lighting to offer a timeless yet current aesthetic. For a high-end look without the high-end price tag, Brannon used seamless Kohler® Choreograph® marbled wall and tub panels, rather than natural marble, and durable luxury vinyl floor tiles rather than ceramic or
She also used a neutral palette, including whites, blues and grays -— a continued color trend that likely won’t go out of style anytime soon. For homeowners looking for a bright splash or color or bolder statement, Brannon suggests creating a standout feature wall with wallpaper or incorporating natural harvest colors like reds, oranges and yellows, which are currently trending.
As we head further into 2020, Brannan is excited about the digital enhancements trending into bathrooms. “Touchess plumbing fixtures, Bluetooth-enabled, touchscreen exhaust fans and dual purpose mirrors with touch screen technology are highly desirable and exciting for both homeowners and designers to incorporate,” she enthuses.
To create additional space for these Mequon homeowners’ dream bathroom while maintaining an elegant aesthetic, Design Tech Remodeling designer Cristy Harmon reworked the impractical layout and relocated the oversized and underutilized whirlpool tub and tub deck, the large double vanities and the small, neo-angled shower to make way for a water closet and large, walk-in shower. For extra luxury, Harmon added a hand-held shower and bench, a trend that Design Tech Remodeling owner and designer Nicole Raffensperger says isn’t falling out of style anytime soon.
“Although clients are often leaning towards removing tubs and replacing them with larger walk in showers, there are those who still want a soaking tub with a spa-like feel,” she says. “Also, the installation of invigorating body sprays and handheld showers is a trend that will most likely stand the test of time because people are looking for the relaxing spa experience at home.”
Harmon also included Caesarstone Dreamy Marfil quartz countertops, a crystal chandelier and hand-picked finishes for a sophisticated ambiance. MKE