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Natural light bounces off the handmade ceramic tiles in this remodeled bathroom, creating a lively, inviting space that's like a breath of fresh air

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Twice as much attention was paid to this remodeled bathroom, largely because it is the only one in the house and it doubles as a powder room.

The new bathroom, designed by architect Cindy Black of Hello Kitchen and built by Royce Flournoy of Texas Construction, replaces a very dark, enclosed room with no windows.

Flournoy says in addition to introducing windows, the team replaced the existing solid shower wall with a glass partition so that the natural light could flood the entire room.

"The entire space was gutted, and the layout changed. We tucked the toilet around behind the vanity cabinetry so it less obtrusive – before it was right beside the entry to the room, with a half wall."

The design reflects close attention to detail. The walls are lined with handmade ceramic tiles in three shades. These are contrasted by a soft gray marble mosaic tile on the floor and in the niche in the shower area.

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To keep the look light and modern, the vanity tops and a long bench seat feature square-edged Crema Delicata marble. Accessories include contemporary Alno stainless steel hooks.

First published date: 31 March 2014

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Architect Cindy Black, Hello Kitchen (Austin, TX)
Builder Texas Construction
Vanity cabinet Painted in Benjamin Moore Tuscany Green gloss
Vanity top Crema Delicato marble
Sink Kohler Verticyl
Faucets and shower fittings Hansgrohe
Wall tiles Fireclay Debris Series in Craftsman Green, Emerald Green and Demitasse
Floor tiles Galaxy porcelain tiles by Interceramic Glow
Shower floor and niche Calacatta Gold honed marble mosaics
Shower drain Kohler
Toilet Caroma Bondi
Cabinet hardware Mockett
Hooks Alno
Towel bar Atlas
Window Andersen A-series