Safari Guest Suite Remodel

Project Objective: 

Armed with a deep desire for extended family to visit more often, this couple decided they would take on the challenge of renovating their tiny guest bathroom to make it more luxurious and inviting with a space for everything and more.  The goal was to make the space feel memorable, spacious, functional and to create a theme that would leave them wanting to come back again and again. The goal was to create a space that would leave the guests with a lasting impression. Yes, all of this in a tiny guest bathroom.  Our design inspiration came from the many artifacts and collectables the couple picked up during their many travels abroad and to Africa.


  1. Tiny footprint, without room to expand.
  2. Add more usable and easily accessible storage in a limited space for bigger vanity.
  3. Make the space feel spacious and luxurious.
  4. Add a unique style with character.


Without the ability to expand in any direction, our only tool was the proper use of colors and textures.

  1. Darker Porcelain hardwood floor tiles
  2. Lighter walls and trim as a perfect backdrop for a darker vanity with Statuario NUVO White Caesarstone quartz countertop.
  3. Plumbing fixtures – Kohler Single lever vanity faucet in ORB against the white countertop.
  4. Step in shower – with a glass enclosure: We omitted the cast iron tub/ tub tile shower to expand the floor space.
  5. Relocate Thermostatic valve and volume control valve to wall at entry of shower to avoid getting hit with cold water as you turn the shower on.
  6. Use Schluter Jolly to create darker outline and define the shower space.
  7. Custom build Vanity with much more usable and functional storage space.
  8. Framed mirror with 2 wall sconces adds the necessary touch of decorative luxury.


The husband and his two dogs decided to move in and use the space as their own hangout and retreat when mama is mad. Who cares about the guests, they can stay in a hotel down the street?

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