When our customers came to Owings Brothers Contracting they wanted to transform their existing Monkton, MD home’s bathroom into a spa like experience that they could relax in after a long day at work. The driving factor was to keep within the footprint of the existing house and bathroom space, while giving the illusion of greater space and a more updated bedroom suite.
Working as their own designers with some assistance from the Owings Brothers team the owners put a high degree of detail into their plan; specifying high end fixtures and finishes throughout.
The floors and walls were tiled from floor to ceiling using a mix of porcelain, glass, and metal utilizing multiple border styles to make the tile pop. They also chose to add under tile heating to make the spa bath more inviting on cold Baltimore County winter nights.
Desiring both privacy and an abundance of natural light the clients chose to use frosted glass windows, giving them the best of both worlds. The natural light is supplemented with designer lighting that turns on and off as the owners enter or leave the area.
The shower is a work of engineering with rotating body sprays, rain heads, and hand held fixtures. With each fixture having its own temperature control the shower offers ultimate control and relaxation.
For the tub the clients chose the high end BainUltra Essencia Tub. The tub is a free standing work of art that offers maximum comfort in 3 different positions: stretched out, seated, or relaxed. The tub features a heated backrest and forty one air jets for even more comfort.
The project wasn’t without its challenges. In addition to the high end fixtures and finishes significant structural work was required to meet the customers’ requirements while maintaining the original house footprint. Major plumbing changes were required and a window had to be relocated to achieve the desired placement. The result was well worth the effort.
This award winning project achieved its goal. The homeowner is enjoying a spa-like retreat in their new master suite. The transformation of this master bath is amazing, with the inclusion of state of the art fixtures. The homeowner couldn’t be happier!
Thank you for the great overall job that you have done to make my dream design come to life. You have gone far and beyond in your work and flexibility in dealing with the design and myself. All the individuals that came to my home were very respectful and always careful to clean up prior to leaving.John M.
Although the project wasn’t inexpensive it was very cost effective in respect to the homeowner’s Baltimore County neighborhood. The renovation significantly increased resale value in an area where homebuyers are increasingly expecting high end bathrooms like this one.
The project was recognized by the Maryland Building Industry Association during its 24th Remodeling Award of Excellence presentation; winning a silver merit award for bathrooms under $100,000.