RemodelWest recently completed this two bathroom remodeling project up in the hills between Saratoga
and Los Gatos.With a beautiful view, winding rode up to the driveway and a recently updated outdoor entertainment area, these homeowners were in desperate need of a facelift for their two bathrooms.
The hall bathroom was primarily used for guests and also had access to the outdoor pool area. The layout didn’t need much of a change; the materials would be the major adjustment in this bathroom. The original design consisted of tiled walls closing in the shower area. Designer Sarah Spiroff planned for a glass shower enclosure to really open up the space and a bench seat for added comfort. Project Manager, Jim Welch, installed custom cabinetry for the vanity provided by Crystal. For the countertop a textured quartz material was used and a tumbled natural stone tile for the floors laid in a Versailles pattern.
The goals for the master bathroom were to update materials, increase storage and create a more functional his and hers for these busy homeowners. Using similar materials as in the hall bath, the design team created a spacious and functional bathroom with a clean, traditional feel. Integrated into this bathroom that was different than the hall bath was the use of a
decorative tile. This “mushroom” colored glass tile was used to border the wall tile, tile the pony wall in the shower and was also used to decorate the recessed niche. With a complimentary paint color on the walls and accent towels, the addition of the glass tile completes this design.
Floating wall: This wall was built to hide the trim for the shower valves within the shower. Custom glass panels were designed around the wall and the glass tile was used to tile each side.
Storage: A full height custom storage cabinet was installed just as you walk in to the bathroom. The vanity consists of three different cabinets built together with roll out shelves for easy access under the sink.
Founder and Owner of Remodel West, a residential design and construction firm, originally established as Cupertino Kitchen Design in 1992. I have created a very progressive company with a high level of quality standards. Over the years, the company has built revenues to 8.5 Million and scaled operations as we rolled with the times. By re-branding the business in 2007 to Remodel West, we aimed to better align our name with the scope of work performed.
I am a Certified Graduate Remodeler through NAHB and Certified Green Building Professional through Build It Green and most recently Certified Renovator through the EPA which is now a federal requirement.
My primary goals are to design and build more eco-friendly projects, to do projects for those clients seeking high quality. My professional background stems from twenty-six years of hands on experience beginning in 1985 in cabinetry design and sales, and progressed to my involvement with a startup company from 1987-1991. In 1992, at age 26, I started Cupertino Kitchen Design/RemodelWest. My strengths are creating a vision for our company, planning, and empowering our employees to accomplish our goals. Sue and I have been married 26 years with three wonderful children, Jessica, Michael and Adam and of course our dog Ellbee. We live in Los Gatos and enjoy visiting our home in Lake Almanor, fishing, brewing beer, reading and relaxing.