Tucked away among the trees, on a quiet country road in Casanova, Virginia sits the gracious home of Greg and Betty Huddleston. These two longtime schoolteachers have found plenty to keep them busy after their recent retirement (he’s an editor for The Piedmont Virginian, and she volunteers with many community organizations). The pair had kept so busy in fact, that they had not had much time to ponder the thought of their Northern Virginia bathroom renovations.
Always wary of dull moments, the thought of a satisfying summer project was too compelling to resist. It was only a matter of time before the NOX team, experts at Northern Virginia bathroom remodeling, was called upon.
Tasked with creating a second floor bath appropriate to the style and architecture of the home, NOX proposed an elegantly simple Arabescato marble mosaic floor tile, with a 6X12 marble border around the floor’s perimeter. The team also affixed solid wooden panels to the walls (to chair rail height) which were then painted a bright white to maximize lighting.
Second to the need for appropriate styling, was the ever present quest for storage. The solution was to install long, white cabinets in an L shape along two walls. Topped with shiny Carrera marble, they provided even more light reflection from the room’s only window.
The walls and ceiling were painted a soft green, which provided a calm and restful palette. A custom designed mirror, and classic chrome lighting added further interest and detailing to the room. In addition, a frameless shower surround was also specified for the project.
The finished space provided a restful place in which to rejuvenate both body and soul. However, soon after the completion of the first bath, the couple again called upon the bath remodeling Northern Virginia team at NOX.
This time, certain structural adaptations were introduced to solve nagging issues in their lower level bathroom. Additional lighting and electrical outlets were installed, and the toilet was moved to an inconspicuous area, left of the vanity.
The shower relocated to take center stage. The plan included introduction of a window overlooking the gardens, inside the actual shower footprint. The shower was also outfitted with a single glass panel installed floor to ceiling on the left side. Handsome chrome faucetry was complemented by the use of more of the same Arabescato marble tiles that had been used in the upper level bath.
Working with the homeowners, the NOX team sought to provide a repetitive rhythm which would provide continuity for the home. Although extensively remodeled, the baths maintain a sense of history through the use of traditionally styled materials.
For both Greg and Betty, their newly remodeled spaces have provided a much needed respite from their busy lives. We can’t think of anyone more deserving.