For a master bath remodel of a residence in South Beach, Miami, FL, the homeowners were seeking a larger space with a fresh contemporary feel. To provide the look they  desired, designer Alena Capra, CKD, CBD of Alena Capra Designs in Fort Lauderdale,  FL, turned to Silestone by Cosentino quartz surfacing to find just the right color for the  bathroom design.

“For this bathroom, we wanted to take space from an adjacent closet to make the room bigger, as well as add a second sink,” said Capra. “The previous bath had a pedestal sink. Adding a larger counter with two sinks was a big change. I did this by relocating the toilet, which was next to the sink, so I had 60 inches to have two sinks. Then, since we took about 2 ½ extra feet of space from the closet, I was able to push the shower back and add room for the toilet. We also added a pocket door with a frosted glass center to free up space in the room for the new design, and allow more light in the room.

“My clients wanted a clean, modern space,” the designer went on to explain. “I was able to hone into their style, as this project encompassed many areas of the home besides this bathroom. The look of quartz was perfect for this space because we wanted to use wall tile that had busier veining. The solid charcoal-colored counters also provided a nice contrast to the white Kohler ‘vox’ vessel sinks.”

According to Capra, the Silestone quartz surfacing in the color “Concrete” was the the perfect shade of gray. “Gray is a color that can feature so many different tones, and this one was dark enough to contrast with the wall tile,” she explained.

“I love using quartz for many reasons — low maintenance, no staining and consistency in color and look,” the designer continued. “Silestone has an amazing selection of colors, and some of the new ones I really love. Also, as a busy designer, using quartz saves me time, as its consistency in colors and patterning doesn’t require me needing to pick out a slab at the stone yards like I do for natural stone projects.”

The Concrete Silestone vanity and wall caps nicely complement the Wagamama marble wall tiles, which have beautiful striations of gray and white. The pieces measure 12 x 24 inches. “Wagamama marble is incredible and one of my absolute favorite natural stones,” said Capra. “It has a striking appearance.”

Balancing out the master bath design are 12- x 24-inch porcelain floor tiles from the Glow collection by Atlas Concorde. The same material was also employed as a border in the shower area.

In total, the bathroom remodel was completed in a few weeks, and it was a pretty smooth installation. “They loved the space,” said Capra. “It was such a fresh and clean-looking bathroom. They added some nice personal finishing touches, such as cool artwork on the walls, that really completed the space.” q

Bathroom Remodel

South Beach, Miami, FL


Designer: Alena Capra Designs, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Quartz Manufacturer: Cosentino, Sugar Land, TX

Tile Manufacturer: Atlas Concorde, Hollywood, FL