At Connecticut Stone, designing bathrooms is one of our many passions. We truly love being able to create peaceful retreats for our clients to repose and escape the stresses of their everyday lives. We also believe that bathrooms should function as bright and energizing spaces that make starting the day a little easier.
With this in mind, we're always focusing on quality, selection, and price when it comes to the brands and materials that we offer for bathroom renovations and new construction. We carefully select today's most trusted brands of porcelain, natural stone, ceramic tile, glass, and more; some of the many name brands you'll see when you visit our showroom include:
Whether you're looking to have a bathroom designed for a new build or are simply wanting to renovate an existing bathroom, our experienced team is here to help. Before we begin working on your bathroom, we will want to gather important information about who will primarily be using the space, the type of energy you wish to feel when you enter the room, and what type of budget you have.
Based on the information you provide, we can pull together materials to consider and begin the design process!
Not sure where to begin when it comes to deciding on a bathroom design? Here are a few examples of popular ways in which our clients are choosing to finish their bathrooms. We hope these concepts will provide you with some inspiration as you brainstorm your own dream bathroom design.
If you're looking to create a bathroom with some truly unique character, a hybrid design can be an excellent approach. Specifically, hybrid bathroom designs combine different materials, such as porcelain and natural stone or even mosaic and porcelain, to achieve a one-of-a-kind look. Hybrid bathroom designs are also a great way to keep costs on-budget, as this type of design makes it easier to incorporate more cost-effective materials in specific areas.
Because natural stone is available in a wide range of colors, finishes, and patterns, it's a stunning option from a bathroom design perspective.
Depending on the specific look you're going for, you may choose to stick with one specific type of stone or take more of a "mix-and-match" approach. For example, you might consider using a mosaic on the floor and combine it with a more complementary natural stone on the walls. The design options here are truly only limited by your imagination.
Mosaic tiles can be a great option for adding visual interest to your bathroom space. Specifically, these smaller tiles are most often used on shower floors and accent strips (when incorporated with other tiles). However, there are some other possibilities to consider with mosaic, including bathroom eye-catching feature walls. Some clients use strategically placed mosaic tiles on flooring to create unique designs. In addition, mosaics provide an added benefit when used in small pieces on a bathroom floor because they can provide traction and natural slip-resistance when the floor gets wet.
Glass tile has become increasingly popular in bathroom design. Not only is it relatively easy to work with, but it can create some stunning designs in showers, along bathroom walls, and beyond. Glass tile is also easy to clean and maintain while remaining a budget-friendly option for many buyers.
Those going for a more modern look might consider using glass tile in a shower or even creating a gorgeous bathroom feature wall behind the vanity. When combined with other materials, such as natural stone vanity countertops and mosaic flooring, glass tiles can achieve just about any look you may desire.
Glass tile is also extremely durable and versatile, so it can hold up to long-term exposure from things like moisture and humidity.
Ceramic tile is another practical option for many bathroom designs. This material offers incredible durability and is easy to keep clean. Meanwhile, it is versatile enough to be used in a wide range of bathroom design applications that include shower walls, backsplashes, and more. Because ceramic tiles are available in every color imaginable, ceramic is a popular option among those looking to achieve a "dark and moody" or "light and airy" bathroom. However, it can be incorporated with other colors to achieve a contemporary or bold look as well.
Porcelain tile is another material option to consider for any bathroom space. Specifically, porcelain is often used for bathroom flooring and shower or tub tiling because of how strong and durable it is. It's a great way to get a luxurious look at a more affordable cost.
Porcelain is available in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns. For example, porcelain options can range from natural slate tile to natural marble tile, wood flooring, cement, and more. And if you're looking for a bright white color, charcoal, black, or gray, porcelain comes in almost every color imaginable. With porcelain, you're guaranteed to find the right fit for your bathroom, no matter the aesthetic or mood you're going for.
Those looking to make a bold statement with their bathroom design may want to consider natural stone slabs. These large slabs are the most luxurious way to style a bathroom and can be used for everything from vanity countertop materials to flooring, shower walls, and just about anything in between. Natural stone slabs are a great option if you're looking for a one-of-a-kind design and are willing to spend a little extra money to get there. The great part about natural stone slabs is that each stone is unique, yet you can layout each slab and line up the veining for a truly cohesive-looking design.
We work with major brands such as Neolith, Xtone, Max Fine, and Crossville to create beautiful porcelain or sintered stone slabs for your next bathroom design. In the past, clients have used these stone slabs for bathroom flooring, walls, countertops, and tub surrounds to achieve an elegant look. Slabs can also be combined with other materials, such as mosaic tile, for greater versatility and creativity with your design.
Whether you're building new or renovating an existing bathroom, you may be wondering what to expect from the process. While each project is unique and handled as such, there are some basic steps to understand before we begin.
If we're assisting with designing a bathroom for a new build, we will first recommend that you share any architectural plans with us. This will help us get a better feel for the space, dimensions, and other important technical details that may influence your design. If you've made any selections for the room with your builder (such as choices regarding millwork or plumbing), we also ask that you share these with us. The more information we have up front, the better!
Meanwhile, if you're inspired by an existing bathroom design (or a series of bathroom designs you've seen on sites like Pinterest or Houzz), please feel free to share inspiration photos and any other details with our design team. This recommendation applies whether you'll be renovating or taking on a new build.
If Connecticut Stone assists you with a bathroom renovation, we will also ask you to provide as many photos of your existing space as possible. This includes photos from various angles, which will help us get a better feel for the room. If possible, we would also like for you to share any existing floor plans and rough room dimensions with us.
Next, we will recommend meeting with one of our experienced and talented designers to discuss your goals, budget, and other details of your project. For your convenience, these consultations are available both via Zoom and in-person, so you can select the option that you're most comfortable with.
After your design consultation, we'll be able to provide you with an estimate for the materials that will be needed for your bathroom renovation or new build. We will not proceed with ordering materials or taking further steps with your project until we receive confirmation from you that you would like to move forward - and our team is always here to answer questions or address any concerns you may have along the way.
Upon your confirmation, we will order your materials. Once everything has arrived, we can arrange freight directly to your job site; we ship materials, including tile, all over the United States and even abroad, so you can rest assured that yours will be in good hands. In fact, many of our clients enjoy this process so much that we often do multiple residences and frequently ship to areas like the Caribbean, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and even Hawaii!
Once all your materials are in, you will likely have several professionals with which you need to schedule installation appointments before we can come in and finish up with your countertops, tub decks, and other components.
Typically, tile installation is the first step that needs to be tackled. However, even after most of your bathroom tiling is installed, there may be miscellaneous pieces that need to be custom cut to fit around spaces like door thresholds, shelves, shower/tub jambs, and other areas. Your installer will prepare a list of sizes/dimensions for these pieces; please be sure to also provide them to us, as these measurements will be needed for fabrication.
From there, millwork/cabinetry is usually the next step. Once this is done, we will come to your home and make a template for your bathroom vanity countertop or tub deck. A few weeks later, our team will return to install these items. Once your plumber hooks up your bathroom sinks and tub/shower, all that will be left for you to do is to enjoy your beautiful new bathroom!
When you turn to Connecticut Stone for your bathroom design needs, you can always rest assured that you'll have a fantastic selection of quality brands and help from our talented, experienced team every step of the way. Ultimately, our goal is to help you turn the bathroom of your dreams into a functional reality and make the process of getting there as enjoyable as possible.
Some other major competitive advantages of working with the Connecticut Stone team for your bathroom design project include:
We have various quality remnants for you to choose from, which are ideal for small vanities and other miscellaneous spaces. These remnants present a great opportunity to find a beautiful piece of stone without investing in a full-sized slab.
We're your convenient stop for all your tile and stone needs. Because we are a stone fabricator and manufacturer, we're even able to produce the miscellaneous pieces you need to complete bathroom shower jambs, saddles, niche shelving, and more. This saves you the hassle of finding a separate provider or contractor.
Unlike many other providers, we're able to handle everything from templating and fabrication to delivery and installation for bathroom vanities and tub decks.
We take a lot of pride in only carrying the most trusted brands in the industry. Because of the strong partnerships we've developed with these brands, we're able to offer a variety of tile options for your consideration. Whether you're looking for modern materials, traditional materials, or anything in between, we have what you need to achieve the bathroom of your dreams.
Our showroom is open to the public, so you can stop by and browse our large selection at your convenience during our regular business hours. However, whenever possible, we do encourage you to call ahead and schedule your appointment in advance. This allows us to find out a little about your project and match you with one of our knowledgeable and helpful team members.
Looking to schedule an appointment or find out more about our bathroom design services? Feel free to reach out to Connecticut Stone today at (203) 882-1000. We look forward to booking your free virtual or in-person appointment and answering any questions you may have!
Of course! Depending on your project's specific needs, we're happy to loan or even order samples for you.
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