Two Modern Bathroom Renovations: Featured on the 2016 Tour of Remodeled Homes!

In June we introduced you to these homeowners, a lovely couple, and their two bathroom renovations in Project in Progress: Modernizing Bathrooms in a 1980s Family Constructed Home. The Silent Rivers team is excited to present to you the finished results of this project!


A Calming Master Bathroom

Silent Rivers is known for high creativity and unique design solutions, and very often our clients desire a more calm and modern interior design. This master bathroom lacked space and functionality, so we solved these challenges first. Layered with a timeless color scheme and material selections, the result is a soft and comfortable feel that reflects a contemporary design trend.

A former 1980s bathroom remodeled to contemporary style by Silent Rivers Des Moines features linear tile and custom cabinet vanity

The functional enhancements in this master bath may seem small, but they are hugely significant. Adding a second sink, a large zero-entry shower, and a direct connection to the newly renovated closet are all key features in this new layout.


Tilted mirrors over a double vanity with contemporary bathroom lighting and custom cabinetry by Silent Rivers, Des Moines, Iowa

We used simple, elegant white fixtures, polished chrome faucets, and tilt mirrors in combination with an interesting granite countertop and linear ceramic floor tile. The Silent Rivers custom-built cabinetry was designed with an open lower shelf under the sink, a pull-out accessory cabinet and a tall medicine cabinet between the sinks. We added more storage over the toilet by incorporating light shelving in the matching color.


Contemporary bathroom remodeled by Silent Rivers features custom shelving over toilet, tilt mirrors, custom vanity, extra storage and a bold new look from its former 1980s bathroom style in this Des Moines, Iowa home

The tile pattern on the floor draws the eye forward, while the gentle travertine-look wall tile carries that momentum towards the walk-in shower.


Zero entry shower with linear floor drain and linear tile features built in shelving and bench in a 1980s bathroom remodel by Silent Rivers, Des Moines, Iowa

The finished result is comfortable and timeless. We added LED lights low on the wall for soft light. The gentle glass tile, the overhead rain shower, the tall niche at the shower wall and the linear floor drain are just a few accents that bring interest and sophistication to the design.



A Warm and Modern Hall Bathroom

Enhancements in the hall bathroom are mostly in the  aesthetics. We added a second sink, but kept the location of the other elements – toilet and tub. By using a soft palette and similar style custom cabinets as the master, we managed to establish a consistent connection between the two bathrooms, but kept their individuality. The large framed mirror visually enhances the space dimensions and provides a peek at the tiled tub walls. The dark paint color frames the mirror and provides a nice backdrop for the cabinetry and granite countertop. An interesting and unexpected connection was accomplished by pairing the waves on the faucets’ handles with an elegant twisted drawer pull.

Bathroom remodel by Silent Rivers brings contemporary style to a 1980s bathroom with double vanity, granite counter, modern lighting and beautiful tile to this Des Moines, Iowa home

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