Bathroom Remodel | Elk River, MN by Erin Jackson

Finally, the LAST major project in our “Fixer Upper” is FINISHED! Our Bathroom Remodel | Elk River, MN is quite the transformation! Almost 7 years since we closed on the 1971 4-Level Split, we can proudly say EVERY part of this home has been remodeled, improved or replaced!

Plan: Update Master Bathroom

  • demo and gut the entire bathroom
  • improve the existing layout
  • expand showering space
  • add more lighting throughout the room
  • design 2 separate vanities: 1 for the girls 1 for the boys

Before and After 

Every project in this home has always been about maximizing our space, making the room functional for our growing family and showcasing my Husband and his Family’s amazing craftsmanship and carpentry skills.

October 2010 we closed on our house and the remodeling process began! I still think we were crazy to tackle this beast…

Posted by Erin Jackson on Friday, February 8, 2013

 

Demo day couldn’t come soon enough. We had several plumbing and lighting deficiencies as well as many aging and ventilation concerns.

 

I challenged my Husband to go above and beyond when designing our cabinetry and vanities. With each project, I wanted him to think of our house as a Franklin Builders Cabinetry Showroom. Most of our home has Oak Woodwork to stay true to the homes original build date. We didn’t want to go too far off track and wanted to stay within the oak family. Beautiful quarter sawn oak cabinetry was designed to perfection. Mikey created 2 vanity masterpieces.

We decided to downsize to one sink and create an upper cabinetry piece to enclose the lovely mosaic tile and hold can lighting in the soffit. Our painter finished the wood in a custom stain blend he described as “smoky and milky” which emulates both gray and warm tones from the mosaic tile

We accented the routed drawer edges with a metallic glaze to give dimension and make the edges pop. He finished by clear coating the wood for a soft matted look. We installed soft close drawers in a bumped out inset style.

  

Bright polished nickel pulls and knobs give a warm yet highly reflective finish. The Makeup vanity boasts 12 soft close drawers and sconce lighting sure to make the girl’s of the house feel glamorous and organized in our very own space! 

The sconces, chandelier, rustic vanity mirror and glass under mount sink were all purchased at https://www.houzz.com/  This amazing home design resource cut my shopping time in half when searching for arabesque style details to finish off this space.

All tile, knobs and pulls were purchased from our local Elk River Menards. The gorgeous glass and stone mosaic tile stopped me in my tracks and inspired me to build off of all of its glorious details. https://www.pinterest.com/franklinbuilder/bathroom-remodel-elk-river/ Our Marble countertops were chosen onsite at our local supplier Exquisite Stone  http://exquisitestone.com/ Plumbing fixtures are from Kohler’s Devonshire line in the Vibrant Polished Nickel finish. Maximizing tub and showering space was achieved by installing a curved tub and curved curtain rod.

The end results are better than I could have ever imagined. It’s pretty easy to design a space when your Husband says you can pick whatever you want as long as you love it-he will build it. The ONLY thing he said he wanted was shiplap on the ceiling. I admit, I fought him on this. I thought it would be too much in a small space. To be honest, it is my favorite part of the whole bathroom. Probably because it was an unexpected surprise from a very talented guy. Knotty pine shiplap was painted to match the white subway tile and Mikey finished it off by installing oak trim.  

Many labors of Love are shown in this space. We are incredibly grateful to work with so many talented people that made this project possible! 

We truly couldn’t do any of this without you all. Our dream of creating our Forever Home in Elk River, MN is definitely a dream that has come true. Every day I am so grateful we decided to tackle this beast of a house and turn it into our own. 

 

Downtown, Elk River

 

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR TALENTED AND SKILLED TRADESMEN! 

Al @ Ajn Tile and Stone

https://www.buildzoom.com/contractor/ajn-tile-stone-llc

Brian @ Multi-Tone Painting, Inc. 

https://www.bizapedia.com/mn/multi-tone-painting-inc.html

Larry @ Lundby Electrical

LLC https://www.bbb.org/minnesota/business-reviews/electricians-residential/lundby-electrical-llc-in-andover-mn-96562221/

Troy @ Brisbin Plumbing Inc

https://www.facebook.com/Brisbin-Plumbing-Inc-1382130822047609/

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

We worked along with the talented Waxwing Woodworking Inc. and Kathryn Olmstead, LLC for this St. Paul Home Restoration Custom Kitchen Bathroom Cabinetry!

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Several types of woodwork come together in a sensational design featuring both restored and original features in the home.

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We were honored to build and install our custom cabinetry in the kitchen and bathroom, rounding out the spectacular work and design of these local professionals!

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The bathroom vanity was built with shaker style doors and inset drawers.

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This clean and simple design looks amazing painted to match the floor tile.

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Our white painted upper cabinets feature shaker style doors. A choice that stays true to the homes age while being an update in a historic home.

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The butcher block and stainless steel island tie into the original flooring all while providing extra storage and prep space.

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White upper and oak base cabinets look amazing when paired with stainless steel, reflective tile backsplash and colorful window treatments.

Gorgeous quatersawn oak base cabinets in a flat panel design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper cabinetry was designed to include a microwave and ventilation fan for this custom kitchen

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The cabinetry surrounding the refrigerator was carefully designed to conceal plumbing and provide storage. 

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This unit includes shallow shelf storage and upper cabinets with built-in dividers for optimal organization. 

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White subway tile backsplash matching the cabinets and countertop blend beautifully creating subtle detail within a custom design.

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A farmhouse sink is the perfect addition to this kitchen design.

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Adding a designer side panel keeps the look consistent at all angles

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 This display and storage shelf also houses the same paneling found throughout the kitchen area.

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Pendant lighting in the same finish as the cabinet knobs and handles compliment the painted white and oak cabinetry.

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Doors to the exterior and and the framed-in opening area perfect match leading into the kitchen. 

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

Waxwing Woodworking opened up the wall between the dining room and kitchen. 

The same white framework and paneling found in the kitchen was installed in the bathroom as well.

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

This master bathroom vanity has plenty of storage and style!

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

The flat panel door and white shower tile are consistent with the kitchen design. 

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

This clean and simple design looks amazing painted to match the floor tile and marbled vanity countertop. 

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

The paneling was installed and a great height extending over the backsplash and meeting the window trim. 

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

A rounded curtain rod and matching treatments are a great features styled by Kathryn Olmstead, LLC.

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

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The vanity is a fantastic piece tying the whole room together. 

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

We framed the mirror to match existing woodwork.

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

A decorative shaker side panel mimics the door front for a consistent custom look

 St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

Pedestal base elevation is a subtle design feature for a more custom look.

St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

Open shelving is a must-have for organization in a small space!

This is a truly remarkable space and we are so happy to have been part of the process! 

 St. Paul Restoration and Remodel | Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

Wonderful job Waxwing Woodworking Inc. and Kathryn Olmstead, LLC, thank you for choosing Franklin Builders for your cabinetry needs. We hope to collaborate again soon! 

St. Paul Home Restoration Custom Kitchen Bathroom Cabinetry

Master Bathroom Renovation | Elk River, MN

This is one of our custom homes built in 2000 and the new Homeowners were ready for an update.

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Before and After Remodel

The Vanity Cabinetry was removed and repainted with a white finish.

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Before and After Remodel

Dark brown glaze detailing added to the flat panel doors creates dimension and character within the white cabinetry.

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What was once closed off, the open concept shower is now a visible piece of art.

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The layout for the shower was reversed by relocating the plumbing fixtures to the interior wall.

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Staggered tile and dark grout shows nice contrast and detail within the large pieces.

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The flooring layout is staggered as well, with light grout and dark tile which is also heated beneath.

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A freestanding soaker tub and floor mounted faucet is the focal point of relaxation in this spa like retreat.

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Our custom slim storage cabinet is practical and provides a natural divider for privacy within the space.

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Updated lighting fixtures and a granite top were the finishing touches to make this custom vanity like new again.

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New and Improved and well deserved.

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Congrats to the Homeowners on making this space their own. We appreciate being a part of this new chapter in the Home!