About the project
The Tennessee ADU project required very specific attention to both the conversion process and the materials used to meet the client’s expectations. They wanted a neutral-themed space with a Scandinavian-inspired allure. In other words, they wanted it clean and timeless so the ADU space with a full kitchen and bathroom would remain relevant throughout time.
Kitchen – The kitchen in this ADU was small-statured but roomy enough for clean patterns and a timeless, open look. The client preferred to keep the color scheme simple, with basic contrasts between light and dark and a more minimalistic look.
Bathroom – Much like the kitchen, the client desired a more open feel with simple lines and a clean finish. They preferred materials that melded well to keep the area neat easy to maintain.
The garage conversion for this client required obtaining permits for the conversion and a complete renovation of the existing space. We worked with the client to pin down a 3D design that met each of their ideas for the project.
The stage was set in the kitchen with Sandino Luxury Vinyl Tile by MSI Surfaces. We implemented a marble-finish quartz countertop from Calacatta Vicenza, which offers a timeless, easy-to-maintain surface and clean patterns. Kitchen cabinetry from IKEA finished out the space and added an ample amount of storage.
We started with Marble Tech Amani Gray 12×24 Matte Porcelain Tile for the floor, which imitates the look of marble. These large format tiles mean fewer grout lines and make the space appear bigger. We used smaller mosaic tiles in the same finish for the shower floor, but the shower walls were done in Cloe ceramic tile in gradient white for contrast and visual interest. The Brizo Thermostatic Shower System with Rain Shower Head in black added a grand shower experience with a minimalistic look. Lastly, the freestanding bathroom vanity set offered a warm walnut hue to the space for added contrast.