With two bathrooms in the upstairs of their Moline home, Craig and Julie VanVooren decided to make one "his" and the other "hers."
The result of the "his" effort is a room dominated by black, white and gray, with a large black-and-white photo of James Dean hanging over the stool.
"I pitched the idea and he liked it," Josh Meyer of M.I. Construction, Moline, said.
What you don't see is the behind-the-scenes prep work that enlarged the size of the bathroom.
Not only was the typical 3-by-5-foot tub-shower enclosure removed, but workers also punched into a closet on the other side of the wall to claim that extra space, making the resulting shower much deeper.
And the outside hallway wall was removed and rebuilt to allow for the construction of a pocket door to replace the regular swing-in door for the bathroom. That saves space and looks nice as well.
The floor is white tile in a 12-by-24-inch rectangular shape, a deviation from the more common square tiles.