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Spa-like Guest Bath

During this remodeling project, the project team was charged with creating a spa-like atmosphere in the homeowners’ guest bathroom, all while maintaining cohesion with the home’s traditional and rustic characteristics.

The project’s main challenge was maximizing the bathroom’s space for a three-person infrared sauna and meeting the clients’ desire for a built-in look. To address this, the team researched and selected a state-of-the-art, full-spectrum sauna with upgraded features. They also expanded the bathroom by utilizing space from the guest bedroom and adjoining closets, enclosing only the sides of the sauna. The interior walls and ceiling of the enclosure were lined with the same wood species as the sauna, creating the illusion of an open and airy space. A narrow walk-in shower with digital controls was then chosen for efficient use of space, with a shower niche to minimize visual clutter.

The designer incorporated themes and colors from the adjoining bedroom, including a navy-blue vanity with a white quartz countertop, classic marble walls and floor and an organic marble mosaic for texture. The existing wood-door finish and sauna tied in themes from the rest of the home. The project’s final result: a relaxing spa-like atmosphere—just like their clients envisioned.


Damon Rau Construction


Amy Krause Design


Tyler Brough


Countertops: Silestone  Electronics: Clearlight Sauna  Fabrication Company: CKF  Hardware:  Classic Shower Door  Plumbing Fixtures: Kohler Signature Store by First Supply

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