Amy Klosterman & Michelle Jefferson
AB Design Elements, Scottsdale, AZ
Located within a desert canyon in a small Scottsdale, AZ community, this 160-sq.-ft. master bath remodel was part of a whole home remodel. In the original bathroom, a corner window didn’t have a desirable view and the corner tub and tub deck looked dated. The homeowners wanted an improved view of the canyon, and to visually expand the room so it would feel more like a spa master bath. They also wanted a visual connection between the master bath and bedroom, and also to the desert views through the bathroom.
To give the space a soothing spa feel, designer Amy Klosterman and co-designer Michelle Jefferson installed a custom-color, freestanding Victoria + Albert ios tub and incorporated desert colors and textures in the design. Porcelanosa Ice Minnesota Ash tile lines the shower walls and Lunada Bay Tile’s glass mosaic tile covers the shower floor. A custom wood-look melamine cabinet is topped with a Caesarstone countertop in Cosmopolitan White, Kallista sink and Emtek hardware. Graff’s Incanto faucets and shower systems are also featured, along with a Toto toilet.
Klosterman says the biggest challenge was to preserve a view while incorporating mirrors with integral lighting in a custom-sized steel frame that has accessible wiring for future maintenance. The work paid off, however, and the homeowners now enjoy seeing the desert wildlife and canyon hills from their window every morning.