While you hear the phrase “casita,” a cute and welcoming little house possible involves thoughts. Sadly, that wasn’t the case when Margie Kaercher, lead designer of Fireplace and Honey Houses in Tampa, was referred to as in to overtake a 350-square-foot pool home in St. Petersburg. Positioned behind the principle home, the one-bed, one-bath property was used as a short-term rental by the earlier proprietor, and the brand new house owners wished to comply with go well with.
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However they acknowledged that the casita had its issues. “From a design perspective, the area wasn’t getting used to its fullest potential, and the floor alternatives weren’t complementary of one another,” she explains. Plus, the furnishings and decor didn’t have a cohesive really feel, and there was no clear fashion course. “My purpose was to utterly makeover the area with a contemporary look whereas tailoring the design to the desires and wishes of the goal renter,” Kaercher says.
“The householders knew that, with a complete transformation, they might be getting much more out of their funding property,” she says, together with elevating nightly charges, growing occupancy, and getting extra five-star opinions.
One of many trickiest components of the small house was the toilet, during which the bathroom and sink had been really positioned contained in the bathe. “Which is an excellent odd set-up for friends — or anybody,” she says with amusing.
Her workforce utterly reconfigured the area, shifting the bathroom and sink out of the bathe. This resulted in a big, luxurious walk-in bathe. Plus, they created a bathe area of interest, lined with white hexagonal tile and contrasting grout, for a enjoyable element beneath the window. Lastly, a sliding barn door was put in to partition the bed room from the toilet, creating much-needed privateness.
The unique mismatched tile on the partitions and flooring of the area appeared dated and drab, so Kaercher carried out shiny white subway tiles (with a tough edge for a “handmade look,” she says) on the partitions and white pebble-like flooring within the bathe “for a complete zen vibe,” she famous. After all, essentially the most eye-catching factor is the vintage-patterned assertion tile on the ground of the sink space.
She had a a lot bigger, extra practical sink put in on high of a heat wooden self-importance “that contrasts fabulously towards the darkish flooring,” Kaercher provides. A country stool within the nook of the bathe echoes this piece and provides additional heat to the primarily monochromatic area. Above the sink, Edison bulb self-importance lights and an outsized spherical mirror with a matte black body lend the toilet a contemporary farmhouse vibe.
Kaercher explains that she used the visible triangle idea within the rest room, “the place you create an invisible triangle between three parts or factors of emphasis, which permits a delightful viewing expertise for the attention and makes the area really feel balanced and intentional.” Her approach of implementing this design encompassed the mirror and self-importance gentle, the flooring, and the bathe area of interest. “The unfavorable white area surrounding these parts permits the attention to relaxation between focal factors and actually take within the design as a complete,” she explains.
For a spa-like really feel, the ending touches included some greenery, luxurious cleaning soap, and rolled towels on the self-importance’s decrease shelf.
The consequence, like the remainder of the casita, is a classy and welcoming area that guests will certainly relish returning to after having fun with the enjoyable and solar of St. Petersburg. And, simply in case they want much more to do, Kaercher left a information to the realm — positioned in a cute body, in fact. Total, the brand new area that rents significantly greater than it did beforehand.
“It’s wonderful how a lot placing a little bit into your funding will repay, ya’ll!” she says. “Haven’t you heard you gotta threat it to get the biscuit?”
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