Beautiful Beverly Basement Bathroom by FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING!

We worked with this Beverly Hills, Chicago client to install a beautiful, luxurious bathroom in her finished basement. The client requested a walk-in shower with bench and a wide entrance for a custom double, glass, shower door.

The homeowner selected a variety of tiles that worked well in each area. Small format marble for the floor of the shower, large format porcelain for the walls of the shower and custom designed and cut solid Carrara marble for the bench and thresh hold.  The medium size square slate looks beautiful on the bathroom floor.  The mixture of tiles complimented each other perfectly to create a stylish, warm and dramatic mix of historic and contemporary style.  The ebony stained vanity with solid surface top and ebony mirror look beautiful.  Finally, the square brushed nickel faucets on the sink and in the shower, including the unique square drain bring the entire look together.
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FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING can work with you to update your outdated kitchen!

See the BEFORE and AFTER photos of this historic Beverly, Chicago home. These homeowners updated their eat in kitchen without replacing the existing cabinets or changing the configuration. The end result is a beautiful classic/contemporary kitchen for less than half the cost of a new kitchen.

Yes, the top 3 photos are the “BEFORE”. The kitchen was not a disaster by any means, but it was dated, and not in the style, that the homeowners preferred. The homeowners wanted a contemporary look with traditional elements and that is exactly what they achieved!




Moved the cabinets up the wall a few inches to the ceiling, added crown molding.
Had a custom “L” shaped storage bench installed around the eat in dining area.
Painted all of the cabinets, cabinet boxes and trim a bright white.
Painted the walls a beautiful light neutral color.
Installed absolute black “honed” granite counter tops.
Installed black and white checkerboard porcelain 12 x 12 tiles.
Installed new classic hardware on the cabinets.
Installed new vintage style light fixtures.
Removed the old appliances and replaced with top of the line stainless steel.
Replaced the over the range microwave with an industrial ventilation hood.



after-5-225x300   after-6-225x300 If you would like to update your kitchen, bath or any area of your home, without spending a small fortune, contact FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING and we will work with you, your ideas and your budget!



FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING creates a luxurious glass tile and stone spa tub surround and bathroom


This project was the continuation of the luxury bath project detailed  in the previous post.   After the water closet, shower area was completed the home owner decided that they wanted the entire master bath to flow nicely with the same high end stone and glass materials through out.
In this project we replaced all of the gold fixtures with shiny chrome, gutted the entire ledge, step and floor surrounding the tub and rebuilt the step and surround installing the floor, step risers and top of the tub with stone tiles while installing complimentary mosaic stone tiles on the face of the step, installing a solid one piece step made of crema marfil honed marble and finished off the back splash area with the complimentary turquoise glass subway tiles installed vertically with a honed marble bull nose. Beautiful!