1930’s Ottawa Bungalow Bathroom Remodel 

Often homeowners put off remodeling their bathroom until there is a needed repair or it becomes outdated. A bathroom remodel allows you to enhance the look and functionality of one of the most used rooms in your home and accommodate the next stage of your life. Still, other benefits include increased resale value, improved usability, and updated features that help you lower your water bill. 

Our clients wished to refresh the bathroom in their 1930s Ottawa bungalow. With an outdated shower that leaked and a cumbersome tub taking up too much space, they wanted to make this personal retreat more practical while preserving its original charm. Ken Spears Construction found creative solutions for added storage and improved its layout to suit their lifestyle better.

We crafted the perfect bathroom makeover that’s both stunning and practical! Imagine transforming your personal space into something extraordinary. Read on to hear all the details of this Ottawa, Il, bathroom remodel.

We look forward to discussing your remodeling project with you today

Project Overview

With a creative and thoughtful design plan, the professionals at Ken Spears Construction provided a spacious, functional, and beautiful bathroom that turned their bathroom into a dream retreat. Our clients wanted more space in their shower and to recover the space the large bathtub occupied. They also wanted more storage and a vanity space to get ready for the day. We accomplished all of this without compromising the style of this lovely bungalow.

Design Elements Incorporated Into the Bathroom Remodel:

  • Removal of the bathtub
  • Expansion of the shower with an added shower bench and subway tiles
  • Addition of a glass shower enclosure
  • Installation a Black Moen Weymouth bathroom fixtures, including an overhead shower faucet
  • Incorporation of a custom vanity cabinet and countertop with Carrera white quartz 
  • Replacement of the outdated toilet
  • Painting of the space to freshen the look

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Challenges for the Homeowner

  • Create a welcoming, more spacious retreat that offers functionality
  • An updated design while keeping with the home’s historical look and feel
  • Updated fixtures and vanity space
  • Gain a larger, usable shower and open feel in the space
  • Increase storage for their linens

How Was The Problem Solved?

Ken Spears Construction began by transforming the oversized bathtub into an inviting, expansive shower with practical amenities. Subway tiles with contrasting dark grout now line the walls, and we included a luxurious seating area that doubles as clever linen storage accessible from the bathroom area. We then improved the shower’s usability by adding a shower bench that not only offered seating in the shower but also allowed for linen storage accessed from the bathroom area. 

Subway tiles were used on the shower walls with dark grout. We incorporated an elegant glass enclosure and a black Moen Weymouth overhead showerhead that eliminated the need for a shower door. We installed a custom vanity cabinet topped with classic Carrera white quartz in the space where the shower once stood. We continued the update with a Kohler Memoirs toilet and completed the look by painting the walls in Benjamin Moore’s 2022 Color of the Year October Mist.

Ken Spears Construction renovated this client’s once cramped and dysfunctional bathroom into a luxurious escape. By removing the bulky bathtub and adding storage space and an elegant vanity area, their dreams for improved functionality and preserving the 1930s-era aesthetics became a reality. The result is an inviting room, perfect for relaxation.

We are proud to have served the DeKalb and Kane Counties for over four decades. If you’re ready for a bathroom remodel, we invite you to look through our gallery of work and contact us today to schedule your complimentary in-home consultation.

Greg Spears

Greg is the President as well as the production coordinator for Ken Spears Construction and loves helping others improve their lives and space with modern, beautiful spaces. Some of his favorite home construction memories include all of the different people he’s gotten to work with throughout the years.

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