Custom Showers

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Eclectic Builders has been involved in a number of bathroom remodel projects in Manhattan that require creative thinking for unusual spaces. It’s what they excel at.

For the ultimate bathroom remodel, consider a personalized, custom shower with all the features of a luxurious day spa for a total sensory experience designed to soothe both body and mind. Incorporate personalized settings and angles for wall and ceiling-mounted spray nozzles, pulsating sprays, and pivoting shower heads and panels for maximum coverage from above, below, front and back.

Transform your shower by combining components to match virtually any budget. Start by upgrading to a multifunction shower head. For a fuller experience, add sprays and jets that make more use of your existing water lines, or completely transform your shower into a spa-like retreat.

Enclosed shower doors are also extremely popular whether frame-less and hinge-less, sliding or with custom handles. All custom enclosed showers have been painstakingly measured and cut to fit the space. For the height of modern design, the custom-built enclosed shower creates efficiency and clean lines in a hygienic and easy-to-clean way.

Specializing in bathroom remodels with custom-fit showers in the sleekest of modern designs and the most technologically advanced features, Eclectic Builders is making over Manhattan.

Bathroom in Slates and Grays

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Slate and stone gray bathroom tile creates a restful atmosphere for this graceful Chelsea, Manhattan bathroom remodel

This bathroom is fitted with stone bathroom tile in varying shades of gray and earth-tones. The floor is tiled with modern slate slab bathroom tiles. A white porcelain sit-in tub with glass enclosures and a full vanity with double sinks ensures that this space is both restful for the mind and the body.

A full wall mirror and modern light fixtures lend to this unusual design.

Slate, long a popular building material, has seen an upsurge in its use in bathrooms and bathroom tile.

Slate, a very dense but soft and easily scratched material with low porosity, can be used effectively outdoors as well as indoors. Here, it’s used effectively to keep a smooth, uniform surface, helped in part by the natural cleavage into long, smooth sheets.

Most slate is gray to black, but the rock may be red or purple, depending on its mineral content. It has low to medium absorption of oils and other liquids and should be sealed with an oil-repellent penetrating sealer to prevent staining and reduce soiling as this one has been.

The walls are tiled in an offset pattern in an array of gray and earth-tones. The bathroom tile was cut according to specifications and fitted with modern mold resistant synthetic grout and sealed to ensure a long-lasting and easy-to-clean surface.

The tub seat is a custom-ordered design, refitted to the shape of this unique space. Both the double vanity sink and the tub provide the perfect counterpoint in clean, pure white glazed porcelain with stainless steel fixtures.

Clean, Modern, White

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By preserving the classic white hexagonal bathroom tile of the past and adding modern features, this bathroom remodel in Manhattan propels to contemporary

In the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, well-dressed bathroom floors were usually outfitted with white hexagonal bathroom tile. The look was out of style by the 1950’s, but in recent years demand for white ceramic “hexies” has revived.

Eclectic Builders uses a creamy white color palette and contemporary style to propel this bathroom’s vintage style into the 21st century.

The walls are tiled in ceramic glazed bathroom tile. The vanity – with stainless steel accents – and a glass shower enclosure, create the feeling of airiness. The modern fit windows keep the cold out in the winter, and the heat in the summer.

The last touch on this small bathroom remodel includes the custom-built marble saddle on this enclosed shower – an absolutely necessary adjustment given the tight space in this turn-of-the-century building. We don’t always have the benefit of unlimited space, and that’s where Eclectic Builders comes in. Tight places can often be a challenge, but for Eclectic Builders, it’s an opportunity!

Black and White Bathroom

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Black and white bathroom tile lends bold graphic style in this modern bathroom remodel

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Basket-weave tiling

Never be afraid of contrast. This master bathroom remodel features a classic look with black and white hand-cut porcelain floor tiling and an enclosed glass shower. The combination is timeless and adds an instant touch of drama to any space. The classic combination of black and white can range from country to crisp and modern, but it’s always effortlessly elegant.

Here, the enclosed glass shower has been custom-built. Following the latest in contemporary trends, Eclectic Builders settled on the frame-less hinge-less variety of glass shower doors to create a sleek finishing touch.

Gray stone bathroom tile and a custom-tiled back-splash complete the look.

A Touch of Spice

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Colorful wall coverings spice up this modern bathroom design

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Colorful Wall Coverings


Clean and modern, yet open and inviting. By using creative decorative wall coverings with just the right touch of color and the most modern appliances, this bathroom becomes both part of the 21st century and goes beyond it.

Here there is a wall-mounted toilet and a modern enclosed bath tub with a custom-made glass door. Large open windows that have been refitted to allow in the most light while retaining the most heat open up the space while built in drawers cleverly increase the efficiency of the space. The colorful wall coverings spice up the otherwise neutral space.

Custom Herringbone Onyx

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Herringbone designed onyx bathroom tile gives a little lift to this modern bathroom remodel in Manhattan

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Marble Herringbone Pattern Tile

Lovely inlaid onyx bathroom tile laid out in a herringbone pattern in this custom enclosed shower. This bathroom remodel with stainless steel details is part of a larger project, including a complete interior re-design.

Onyx bathroom tile in particular, creates a clean modern feel, especially when chosen and placed with the utmost precision and care. Working with such materials requires delicacy and accuracy, as they are measured by hand and must be handled gently. Eclectic Builders can promise such expertise. In this case, the herringbone pattern has been placed precisely so as to prevent water leakage. This design will prove to be easy to clean and will last for years preserving the pristine qualities of the onyx.

Inlaid designs are an interesting and eye-popping way to add interest to any bathroom.

Inlaid bathroom floors can be added in a pattern such as the one above, but also in mosaic patterns and simple offset patterns.
This is the simplest tile pattern and it showcases the beauty of the tile. the diagonal tile is set on a 45-degree angle. It adds interest and makes the floor feel expansive. This basic layout is also called a brick or offset pattern. The tiles are offset by half the width of the tile.

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Herringbone onyx floors

Expressive Bathroom Tiling

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Bathroom tiling in a custom made enclosed glass shower in a remodeled bathroom.

The Upper East Side has never had it so good. This bathroom has been tiled in a variety of warm neutral colors of premium-grade stone. With precise measurements and an accurate eye, it has also been grouted using premium-grade modern materials that ensure not only a secure fit, but also resistance to water damage. As with any high quality work, the edges are true and sealed water tight to make sure that cleaning will be easy and the results long-lasting.
There is modern, and then there is contemporary. These bathrooms have both.
Bathroom tile in particular takes a bit of wear and tear. In order to create an attractive and durable bathroom floor, you must consider type, usage and ease of cleaning for your bathroom tile.

Tile flooring is manufactured from a variety of materials such as clay, stone, metal, terrazzo, and quartz. Each type of tile flooring has its own defining characteristics. The two most commonly used types of tile flooring are ceramic and natural stone.

Ceramic tile can best be characterized as either porcelain or non-porcelain. Traditional ceramic tile is non-porcelain and is made from white, red or brown clay and other minerals. Porcelain ceramic tile is made from clay and minerals as well, but it also contains 50% of a white dust or sand called feldspar. While it is easy to clean, cut and fit, it can also be fragile.

Natural stone tile is produced from natural materials that are quarried, slabbed, finished, and cut to size. Common types of stone used as flooring tile include granite, marble, limestone and slate. Among these types of natural stone are thousands of varieties with characteristics that depend on where and when the stone was quarried.

After you have selected new tile for your home projects, think about how you would like it laid out.

There is the straight lay, which is the simplest and most direct way of laying square cut tiles without any particular pattern, created by laying one beside the other until the space is filled. There is also the diagonal lay when the tile is set on a 45-degree angle. It adds interest and makes the floor feel expansive. Next, we have the running bond, which is a basic layout is also called a brick or offset pattern. The tiles are offset by half the width of the tile. Getting into the more decorative patterns, there is the checkerboard when two colors of square tiles alternate to create this pattern. They can be set straight or on the diagonal.

There are multiple other patterns two numerous to be recounted here – but other patterns Eclectic Builders have worked with have included: Basket weave, offset and hexagonal tiles.

Please review other posts for examples of the tile work Eclectic Builders is experienced with!