Addressing The Essentials
Builders and designers: Glen Lumia and Sarah Roy, Creative Design Construction & Remodeling, Northvale photographs courtesy of John Martinelli Photography
Passionate about delivering on homeowner expectations, Glen Lumia of Creative Design Construction seized on the opportunity to wow his Old Tappan clients with a bathroom that addressed all their essentials, including a modern-profile freestanding tub and custom oversized doorless shower with a thermostatic valve and rain-head fixture.
“The unique challenge of the space was utilizing current colors, textures and styles in the overall design,” explains Lumia, who opted for matte finishes to achieve a cohesive, modern look. He framed Kohler’s strikingly contemporary Abrazo 66-inch deep-soaking tub in cast acrylic with textured travertine mosaic tiles in shades of cream and soft taupe, paired with silver wood Classico travertine stone, both by Porcelanosa.
“This created a unique focal point surrounding the tub,” he adds. Kohler’s Margaux Collection faucet was the perfect finishing touch, with a brushed nickel finish that allowed the fixture to blend seamlessly into the design.
The deep espresso finish on the double maple vanity, by Crystal Cabinets, wraps around the mirror and recessed lighting, complementing the room’s overall earth tones. “I carried the finish across the room to the tub surround to tie the space together,” Lumia notes.