after   (mouse over pictures for details)

Your view, from sitting on "the hidden throne"...



...From the same point of view, looking a bit to your right... Note the little TV...


...As you walk in your own "private spa"...


...You fill your "SOK" overflowing tub (Kohler), not from a leaking roof, but from your "laminar flow ceiling mount bath filler"...


...No wait - relaxing in this inviting custom shower with built-in bench and naturaly lite from a skylight and...


... 3 "body sprays" (2 of them shown at right), indulging yourself in your steam shower (controls shown at left)...


...or maybe just stand there & let go some steam underneath the overhead, oversized shower head...


A closer look at this built-in storage space


One of two undermounted bowls, traditional satin nickel faucets and  7' granite countertop over a  maple vanity & matching decorative framed mirrors


...Detail of our most extensive tile work ever...


...More tile details: this border is made of 5 - yes five - different tiles...


Before you leave your "little retreat", you may need to use again this nicely "tucked away" Kohler Revival toilet...


...While you catch the sport news, the traffic report or the weather forecast...


...A view fo the tubular skylights, the lights, the silent exaust fan & HVAC register...


...Oh, by the way, this would be your view as you walk-in... ...or from laying down on your king size bed...


Plans   Click on the tools to preview the MUST SEE  'before & after'  floor plans 


CLIENT:  Mr. & Mrs. Dennis
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  A well executed bathroom is like a fine painting.  From a distance, you get an impression that evokes an aesthetic response. It draws you in. As you move closer, the details begin to reveal themselves. Up close, there is texture, variation, and subtle skillful flourishes to keep your interest. This is what Absolute aspires to with every bathroom we design.

Complete master bedroom & master bathroom suite rebuilding -  Scope of work:  Complete demolition; All new, completed redesigned Master bedroom & bath plan; All new engineered wood floor & ceiling joists;  Removal of all cast iron radiators and replaced for whole house central heat & air conditioning;  Hydronic radiant heat floors in two bathrooms.  All new electrical, lighting, plumbing (incl. a large water heater); All new fixtures, one of them being the now very popular overflowing Kohler SOK tub (approx. SMRP: $6000.00), with a tub filler spout mounted on the sloped ceiling, a large custom steam shower w built-in bench, body sprays, hand held shower & an oversized, overhead shower head. It also includes a 7' vanity w double under-mounted bowls, granite countertop and our most extensive ever tumbled marble tile work.  Did we mentioned 4 tubular skylights, one of them right in the shower?  Not to overlook is the 11" LCD TV to catch up on the latest news, weather & traffic report.  Oh yeah, there's also the new Marvin windows and 2 sets of French doors to make the already inviting suite irresistible.  Call it the Absolute, ultimate master bathroom.  Period.


  • French doors with satin nickel hardware
  • Custom built linen closet with elegant solid pine eight panel door
  • Custom steam shower that features:
    • Expertly tiled with Italian tumbled travertine with accents in Durango limestone
    • Deep, five-foot wide bench seat in Jurparana Classico granite from Brazil
    • Rainfall oversized, overhead showerhead
    • Kohler thermostatic shower control (set your temperature and the control will maintain at a constant)
    • Three Kohler massaging body sprays and hand shower
    • Steamist steam shower with temperature and time controls
    • Solatube tubular skylight that floods the shower with natural light while maintaining complete privacy
    • Custom, sealed frameless shower door in 3/8" glass with satin nickel hardware
  • Kohler SOK Overflowing Bath - Submerge to chin-level as water overflows all four sides like your own personal infinity edge pool. The cascading water is then kept at a constant temperature by the built-in heater and recirculated back into the tub with a blast of gentle, champagne-like bubbles.
    • Graceful ceiling mounted Kohler Laminar bath filler in satin nickel
    • Kohler thermostatic & volume control assembly in satin nickel
  • Understated yet elegant Kohler Revival toilet tucked away neatly behind a half-wall for privacy
  • Custom Marvin casement windows
  • Seven foot vanity with double, undermount sinks. Kohler throughout
    • Countertop in Brazilian Juperana Classico granite
    • Maple cabinets in sandal wood stain with loads of storage space
    • Dual mirrors in matching sandal wood stained frame
  • Lighting includes
    • 4" Halo recessed ceiling lights
    • A pair of cylindrical vanity lights by Illuminating Experiences with dimmable xenon bulbs
    • Two additional Solatube tubular skylights that bathe the room in natural light
  • Attic-mounted FanTech remote exhaust fan that is literally whisper quiet
  • Resort-style towel rack and Kohler towel bars and towel rings
  • Hydronic radiant floor heat (the floor tiles stay toasty warm on winter's mornings)
  • Ceiling mounted Panasonic LCD television with integrated DVD player
  • Venetian plaster faux finish

PROJECT DESIGNER and/or ARCHITECT:  Sylvain Côté, Nancy Smith

STARTING DATE:  February 2002
AVERAGE PRICE RANGE ON SIMILAR PACKAGES*:  $45,000 - $60,000 - NOTE: You MUST SEE the floor plans to fully appreciate the scope of work...
CLIENT COMMENTS:  "Thank you to Sylvain and the Absolute Remodeling team for
designing and building our dream bath. Our master suite is an oasis that melts away the stress. It is truly like having a spa in our own home.
We are very happy with the results of our remodeling projects with you.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication.  We absolutely love our master suite as it truly feels like a European spa.  Our guests consistently give the guest bath rave reviews.  Our new kitchen is fabulous. Your design ideas have made our house more livable, enjoyable, and perfect for entertaining.
Everyone whose had a remodeling project is aware of the dust, debris and disruption involved.  We appreciate your efforts to keep our pain to a minimum even though most of our house went through significant construction.
The highest compliment that we can give you is to say that we would be pleased to work with you again."

- Mr. & Mrs. Dennis, Larchmont, NY.   10/02/2002

*Price based on similar existing conditions, building supplies, square footage and other various factors and therefore subject to change.




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