Kitchen + Bath: Drawing Board

Home Spa

A home with builder-grade finishes included a master bath that was spacious but poorly designed and mundane in appearance. The owner tapped Davida Rodriguez of Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles to give her a spa bath with an organic, Zen-like vibe.


Then Now
A drywall linen closet and enclosed W.C. took up space without offering efficient room for storage. The W.C. was eliminated and the toilet partially concealed by a floating wall clad in flat pebbles. The linen closet was replaced by a built-in cabinet with hamper and drawers.
The owner wished for more surface space than the double vanity allowed. A single-sink vanity provides surface area; cherry cabinetry matches the nearby cabinet.
The standard acrylic shower pan and tub and nondescript flooring made the room boring. Flat pebble flooring conveys an organic look; the non-skid surface eliminates the need for bathmats.
Dull, white tiles imparted no personality or style. Wood-like porcelain tiles add warmth and interest to the room.


BATH DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: Davida Rodriguez, CKD, Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles, Gaithersburg, Maryland. PHOTOGRAPHY: Bob Narod.