Whether you have a loft in downtown Chicago or a home in suburban Barrington or Orland Park that has a bathroom in need of an overhaul, here’s an idea you can borrow from architect Cara DiPierro. She remodeled her bathroom with wall-to-ceiling-to-floor glass tile and the result is dramatic and practical, too.
When DiPierro walked into her loft, right away she knew it was finally the look and space she had been dreaming about. The former department store turned living units had an industrial, modern element with exposed brick walls and duct work, hardwood floors and 14-foot ceilings. It had one drawback: an outdated and cramped bathroom.
She decided to make over the bathroom with wall-to-ceiling-to-floor Hakatai glass mosaic tile that, when completed, transformed the ordinary bath into a “wet room” with an open, doorless entry. The shower’s floor is the bathroom’s floor. There is a bench in the shower, tub surround, and everything — including all three walls — are surfaced in Hakatai’s standard Light Blue/Ice Green Blend from its top-selling Classic series. Working in concert with custom cabinets, concrete countertops, fixtures and sinks fabricated specifically for the project, the refreshing aqua-themed tiles helped make DiPierro’s bath remodel a beautiful success.
The finished bath has garnered rave reviews. The condo unit was featured in more than one home design magazine, as well as on HGTV’s “What You Get for the Money” program. DiPierro has continued to specify Hakatai glass mosaic tiles and suggests the product line whenever appropriate.
“I had been dreaming about a living space like this since before I can remember,” said DiPierro. “A very cool space. It really needed help and as an architect it was a great opportunity to ‘do’ something. The Hakatai mosaics were a big part of the improvements. I used the Hakatai Light Blue/Ice Green Blend for the entire shower and their pricing made it very affordable. I purchased the blend in two orders and both times the delivery was right on time, if not early. There were no issues and no tiles were broken in transport either time. To date I’ve made other transactions with Hakatai and always experienced the same wonderful service. I plan to use Hakatai glass tiles in the future when and where I can.”
Hakatai tile can be ordered directly from its website and it is carried by many Chicago-area tile distributors.
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