It is a Kohler “tea for two” soaking tub. Deeper than a normal American tub, not quite the Japanese soaking tubs that we prefer. Around the tub is all natural slate, with a stripe of stainless steel tile running through. The TV frame is some kind of black granite. I used 18 x 18 inch ceramic on the floors, in a color sort of like the slate. I did cement board on all the walls and floors before the tile went on.
There is a separate little room for the toilet, which also aligns with our preferences. We do have full featured Japanese toilets, which is nice.
The original layout of the house had two bedrooms on the third floor, with a tiny bathroom in between. We use one of the bedrooms as a master, and expanded and rearranged the bathroom into some of the space that was the other bedroom, now an office.
But this is a big project, and I am doing it all myself. I have laid brick and stone, but I went into this with almost zero tiling experience. I hate grouting.
The idea is to make it as close to a modern Japanese bath as I can, but not so much that it would alienate any non-Japanese who might use it. I wish that I could put in a central control unit that can fill the tub remotely and control everything including the humidity of the room, but that is expensive and probably overkill. I did put in a big enough floor space so that we can wash before soaking, with drains and a hose and hand sprayer. I put in heated floor elements, but I have not tested the system yet.
I settled on hansgrohe for the faucets and shower fixtures, but I do not have a tub filler faucet yet. I have not done anything to the ceiling, and the light fixtures are just what I had on hand. I have no idea what to do with the ceiling.
I should also mention that the bathroom has been in use by my wife the whole time. That might be the biggest challenge. She can’t use the shower until I get the tile finished, but the tub has been used daily, and there has always been at least one sink usable.
I certainly appreciate anyone who has the courage to redo a bathroom. A lot of what I am doing is more or less improvised. My wife wanted the TV in there, and that whole system just sort of evolved. The TV can be swiveled out to the WC room, which is on the other side of that wall. I can’t imagine ever actually watching TV like that, but it seemed the thing to do for access to the equipment.