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The Leader In Cutting Edge Designs ~ S&W Kitchens, and Bathrooms

During this COVID-impacted era, the time and money that homeowners had been spending on entertainment and travel suddenly got redirected to the place where they have now been spending most of their days: their home. More than ever, it’s important that the home become a sanctuary infused with comfort, convenience and beauty. This is the reason that these Winter Park homeowners reached out to S&W Kitchens. They were well-familiar with their reputation for having top-quality fixtures, excellent workmanship and for producing cutting-edge designs.

By Ilyne Hayes
During this COVID-impacted era, the time and money that homeowners had been spending on entertainment and travel suddenly got redirected to the place where they have now been spending most of their days: their home. More than ever, it’s important that the home become a sanctuary infused with comfort, convenience and beauty. This is the reason that these Winter Park homeowners reached out to S&W Kitchens. They were well-familiar with their reputation for having top-quality fixtures, excellent workmanship and for producing cutting-edge designs.
Krista Agapito, designer and director of sales for S&W Kitchens, knew that this remodel would have its challenges. “The clients loved the first layout and concept, where I incorporated their ideas and mine,” she stated. “We then refined selections and added details until we got everything just right.”
Because the original master bathroom previously had a partial remodel, there were a lot of elements to consider, including electrical. They needed to upgrade the electrical system to allow for the homeowner’s new smart toilet, and for the back lit floor-to-ceiling mirrors. The plan had included a chandelier centered over the vanities, which had to change due to the positioning of the new skylights. Also, the original remodel had intended to keep the existing travertine shower as it was and build in a tub deck for the bathtub.
“After seeing the design layout we presented, the client began to rethink the idea of keeping the existing tub. I found a custom tub by Barclay, with a matte black exterior which got the clients really excited about the change,” Krista explained. “They loved the idea of gaining the additional visual space that the freestanding tub would provide. Once the design was complete, they decided to update the shower as well!”
Krista understood that the clients wanted the space to be elegant and more modern than the existing Mediterranean styling. To meld the Mediterranean style of the home with the more modern tastes of the homeowners, Krista chose to use more classic fixtures that played against the simple lines of the white lacquered floating vanities. She presented the plumbing fixtures from Brizo, finished in their new Brilliance Polished Gold, to create glamorous elegance. Playing up the classic details, Krista selected rich Calcutta Gold marble for the countertops and backsplash. Instead of the notoriously high maintenance real marble on these surfaces, she chose a new product—patterned porcelain slabs—to provide the same drama but be easy to maintain. To bring in more of the modern, the shower walls and bathroom floor were tiled in an oversized chevron pattern by Crossville in Ice White. For contrast (and maybe a bit of whimsy), Krista chose black and white penny round tiles that were laid in a throwback diamond pattern for the shower floor.
The chandelier that would have hung over the vanities found an even better home above the undulating shape of the black and white tub. Again, Krista contrasted the more classic idea of a freestanding bathtub with an extremely modern Kuzco LED chandelier.
This collaboration between designer and clients, mixing classic and modern styles, gave the clients a master bath that is up to date and totally functional, remarkably beautiful, and featuring the cutting-edge products and designs for which S&W Kitchens (www.SandWKitchens.com) is so well known.