1150 Stewart Street, York, PA 17408
Phone: 717.793.8500


I would love to know who came up with the first design to feature the “garden tub” so I could ask what on earth he or she was thinking.  These monstrosities were every suburban housewife’s dream in the 1990’s .

That dream is now every suburban wife’s nightmare and we are removing the garden tub out every master bathroom. So how did this dream turn into a nightmare?  Homeowner’s quickly learned a few things about the garden tub; first, it took forever to fill.  Second, unless the tub was equipped with a heater, the water would be cold by the time the tub was filled.  Third, it became costly to use and dreams of nightly soaks disappeared.  It is not unusual for homeowners to tell me they have used their tubs only once or twice in the last 25 years.


Such was the case in the bathroom remodel featured.  It had a garden tub with black tile on the deck and vanity top, chrome fixtures, forest green carpeting on the floor and builder’s grade oak cabinets. The homeowners wanted a rustic design which would coordinate with their Arts and Crafts décor.  They requested natural stone and wood finishes, a large walk in shower (no tub!) with dual shower heads and a large vanity.


Gettys Bath Remodel Layout

Creating the floor plan for this Bathroom Remodel was easy once the indoor pool was removed (yes, the sarcasm is intentional).  We decided to leave the toilet in its existing location to save on cost. A roman style shower allowed me to maximize, both, the size of the shower and the length of the vanity.  Thus, the shower increased from, 3’ x 3’ to 4’ x 10’ and the six foot vanity increased to seven feet.  Our tile designer suggested a deconstructed design combining slate ledgestone and grey porcelain tile.   Glazed maple cabinetry complements the wood look porcelain floor tile.  Tan Brown granite is featured on the counter top and shower sills.  Brushed nickel fixtures work well with the grey tones of the slate as well as the warmth of the wood and stone.

The homeowners absolutely love their new bathroom and especially the walk in shower.  They don’t miss the tub at all. Imagine that…


embee & son invites you to view the following photos for a 2013 Bath Remodel in a Rustic Style.  Noted below are some of the products chosen for this beautiful new bath in York, PA.

Mid Continent Cabinetry – Cottage / Maple / Wheatfield w/Chocolate Glaze
Granite – Tropical Brown / 1/4” eased
Moen – Brantford / Brushed Nickel
Florida Tile – Berkshire / Hickory / Espresso
Mannington – Metro / Skyscraper / Dusty Gray
daltile – Quartzite / Golden Sun / Stacked Stone


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Come visit our showroom and our talented staff can let you touch, feel and help you choose selections for your kitchen remodeling project.

Please email us at: info@embeeandson.com. We would be delighted to talk with you and welcome you to visit our showroom at: 1150 Stewart Street in York, PA


photos by: Royce Images Photography

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