Initial Consultation with Vevano Home Designer Martha
Lauren was paired with Vevano Home designer Martha for this bathroom remodel. Martha has extensive expertise in home remodels, including bathrooms, and knew exactly how to help Lauren achieve a modern farmhouse bathroom. In their initial consultation, Lauren and Martha brainstormed the fixtures and upgrades that would meet the modern farmhouse style.
Lauren’s top priority was to fill the space with bright and airy elements rather than keeping the darker elements in the original layout. Lauren also wanted less storage, suggesting that they remove the floor-to-ceiling cabinets, allowing room for a tiled look along the back wall behind the new vanity. She still wanted double sinks in the vanity, but she wanted a simpler design with modern lighting and minimalist mirrors.
Next on Lauren’s wish list was to make significant upgrades to the shower and bathtub—which meant creating space for a bathtub that didn’t even exist yet! Since she only has one other bathtub in her home, she hoped they could find space for a freestanding bathtub by removing the tall cabinets and moving the vanity over. Lauren was already happy with her walk-in shower, so all she wanted to do was paint the existing tile white to match the other bright elements she hoped to add.
After hearing Lauren’s ideas, Martha asked clarifying questions to help complete her notes before starting on the concept board. Though Lauren tends to choose white cabinets and other pieces throughout her home, Martha explained how a darker-colored vanity could complement the light interior of the bathroom. They also talked through tub ideas and how they could work with the current layout.
“At first, I was worried about the layout, what our options were, and what would look best where,” Lauren says. “Talking through those worries initially with Martha was very helpful!”