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Project feature: Bathroom remodel features new materials in original layout

There are many reasons for a bathroom remodel. Perhaps the layout no longer works, or maybe the fixtures or surfaces are dilapidated and falling apart. Perhaps you simply don’t like your bathroom any longer because of dated styles.

Some Bellingham homeowners came to Hudson recently for similar reasons. Though the general layout of their master suite was good, the surfaces were in desperate need of an update. Plus, the homeowners wanted a heated floor, which necessitated the complete removal of the existing flooring.


The new bathroom uses the same footprint and layout, but it’s a brand-new room, from top to bottom.

Here’s how Hudson’s home remodeling crew turned this Whatcom County master bathroom into a work of art:

First, we completely dismantled the space. Out the door went the jetted tub, Fiberglas shower unit, double vanity cabinet and toilet. Hudson’s crews also chipped out the 3×3 ceramic tile floor and ripped up the carpet to prepare for the new heating mats. The work also involved removing three partition walls — one hiding a linen closet behind bifold doors and the other two separating the shower and toilet areas.


With the demolition complete, Hudson’s carpenters were able to begin building the modern bathroom of the homeowner’s dreams.

The original bathroom’s full walls (complete with pocket door) near the shower and toilet enclosed a space that felt closed off and dark. To brighten the room, Hudson’s crews replaced those walls with frosted, tempered glass panels, crafting a light, airy space that feels dramatically larger and brighter. Also, instead of the linen closet at the other end, Hudson added a tall cabinet with a wood finish that matches the new double vanity, effectively extending the bathroom even further.

Hudson replaced the dated jetted tub with a sleeker, simpler version, and we upgraded the worn tile to a modern gray that lends additional elegance to the room. That same large tile covers the new in-floor nVent Nuheat heating system, which is controlled by a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat.

The beauty of the floor tile is enhanced by under-cabinet lighting — mounted in the toe-kick area — that also helps light the way on dark mornings. Smaller square tiles, in a similar color scheme, were used for the floor of the new walk-in shower, which also includes walls of gorgeous white, wavy tiles.

Finishing off the space is a new stone countertop supporting modern, square sinks that are quite an update from the original hexagonal sinks set into pink tile.

These Bellingham homeowners came to Hudson Remodeling with a vision for a modern bathroom that didn’t break their budget or require major home renovations, and we were happy to give them what they wanted.

For more bathroom remodeling ideas, browse our project page.