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Transitional Bathroom Remodel in Society Hill

Location: Society Hill, Philadelphia

Building type: Rowhome

Renovation style: Transitional

Conceivably, when purchasing a home in Philadelphia, some buyers have the flexibility of finding and actually purchasing a house that has just the right layout, location, price, and finishes that reflect their personal taste. A home that is move-in ready and requires just minor touch-ups would be a relief, but of course, we never meet those homeowners. 

Our clients call us for all of the other situations. These new owners purchased a traditional 1970s row home located in the heart of Society Hill and knew that their vision for the home would require a remodel as soon as they began looking for homes. They chose this to be their dream location but knew that the house would need a complete overhaul. To do that, they would need more than just an architect to partner with. They would need excellent direction, some education, and some good advice. 

Planning New Bathroom Designs

Our clients wanted these bathrooms to become the recharge areas where they could prepare themselves for a wonderful day, or change gears after long hours working. These bathrooms were a clear priority for our clients, so our designers took time to focus on asking questions to get the bath details just right for this whole house renovation. Both the primary and guest bathroom were in need of a full gut and remodel as outdated pastel wallpaper and glass block walls were not making these rooms feel relaxing and inviting. 

Taking the bathrooms down to the studs allowed our designers to have a clean canvas to start with, an essential step to getting bathrooms right. The primary bathroom layout developed by our design team optimized the available square footage,  on the top floor. Thoughtful bath design takes into consideration the task areas, flow in and out of the room, as well as ideal clearance between fixtures. For this owner’s bath, the long, floating vanity gives the homeowners ample counter and cabinet space without taking too much floor space. Next to the vanity, you can see our custom shower remodel with a  frameless glass enclosure. The modern, minimalistic design visually maximizes the length of the bathroom, an impression helped by other design elements, including the long mirror, light-toned walls, high gloss paint finishes, reflective shower tiles, and low profile vanity hardware and cabinetry faces. Also included in the bathroom, tucked out of sight, is a bidet toilet from Toto.

The guest bathroom follows the same design and aesthetic as the primary bathroom. From the light tones to the hexagon tiles, we were able to achieve the client's goal of making sure that this guest bath compliments their primary bath to fit their modern, transitional taste. Similar to the primary bath, the guest bathroom has a spa-like feel, including unique details like the custom-designed shower ledge.

A Functional and Stylish Laundry Room 

Near the primary bathroom is a laundry room concealed behind double shaker doors. Relocating the laundry room to the top floor makes the washing chores a breeze, as compared to walking their laundry down 3 floors.

The laundry alcove conveniently houses a full-sized washer and dryer as well as a countertop for folding laundry, a mounted cabinet for detergents and dryer sheets, a rack to hang dry shirts and dresses, and open cabinetry to house miscellaneous items conveniently nearby. 

The variegated light grey and white carpet covering the floors of the hallway leading to the laundry room and bedroom perfectly match the bathroom’s light grey hexagonal tiling, lending stylistic cohesion to the home’s second story as a whole.

Remodeling with Bellweather Design-Build

Interested in partnering with Bellweather as your design-build bathroom remodeler? Be sure to view our portfolio, and check out our guides for bathroom remodeling costs

Don’t hesitate to contact us today to help you with your next project!


  • Custom Shower Glass Enclosures
  • Bidet Toilet in Primary Bathroom
  • Floating Bathroom Vanity
  • Mixed Metals throughout the Kitchen and Bathrooms 
  • Spray Foam Insulation