Classic Design with Tropical Influences, A Whole House Remodel in Leawood – Primary Suite

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Last updated on May 21, 2021

Our clients had recently bought a home in Leawood and they loved the tree-backed lot and potential they saw. In fact, they wanted to update the entire main floor of the home, custom to their needs. They reached out to Schloegel and worked with Megan Bringman. In case you missed it, take a look at the kitchen, dining, hearth, utility, living, office, and powder bath rooms. This week we’re sharing the primary suite.

At their first meeting, our clients shared their design aesthetic, something not too trendy and somewhat classic. They hoped for something that mixed Casablanca, oasis, Panama Jack, Bahamian, collected and curated. Wait till you see how those elements were mixed to create a stunning home our homeowners will enjoy for years to come.

Primary Suite Bedroom

Perhaps the top complaint in this room was the lack of privacy between the bedroom and the bathroom. There was no door and the opening was quite large. Not only could you see straight into the bathtub upon entry into the bedroom but all noises could be heard in the bedroom. Not ideal if you have a spouse that rises and gets ready well before the other!







Our team reduced the size of the bathroom entry and installed a set of stained knotty alder pocket doors. New can lights were added to the ceiling for some much-needed light The Schloegel Paint Services team gave the walls a fresh coat of paint and new carpet was laid. A few small changes made a large impact. The brighter room feels much larger and cozier at the same time.

Primary Suite Bathroom

The primary bathroom was opulent albeit dated. The columns flanking the tub gave the entire room a grandiose feel, not quite the vibe our homeowners wanted for their bathroom. While overall the layout was functioning well for our clients, they did have one large pain point, the shower. It was an afterthought in the original design, a very small space shoved into the corner of the bathroom. He expressed his desire to have a larger shower and a steam shower. Other than that, they wanted to room to feel updated and fall into their collected and curated with tropical influence vibe.







Our team took out the two pillars and reworked the ceiling above the tub creating a beautiful arch. And speaking of the tub, wow! The new stand along soaking tub brings in clean lines and the tub filler is an art fixture of itself. Taking out the tub deck allowed us to move the vanity down and add extra square footage to the shower. The cocoa-stained dual vanities otherwise stayed in their existing locations. The dark stain is classic and timeless and again a bit tropical while also a nice balance to the marble style porcelain tile floors and light gray painted walls. The vanities are topped with beautiful and subtle Cambria Devon tops. A chandelier elevates the entire space and makes the bathroom a true retreat.


The new, larger steam shower appears to have been dropped straight out of a high-end spa. The marble-esque tile from the floor is carried through where unique tile details are added between the tiles. Soci tiles in the Ethan Blend Normandy Pattern grace the floors and bring in a bit of dimension and interest. The built-in bench allows our clients to sit and enjoy their long steam shower.

Thanks for following along with this beautiful classically designed with tropical influences, whole house remodel!


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