They did end up spending a bit more than planned—sound familiar?—but even at $14,500, plus the 20 percent design fee, they feel the end result is well worth the extra expense. "We love the way it turned out, and we're enjoying it," says Mark. "And saving some cash on our electric and water bills is a good thing too."
Shown: A border of amber recycled-glass mosaics adds a special touch to white subway-tile shower walls. Oil-rubbed bronze fittings echo the home's classic style. Shower fittings and tub faucet from Newport Brass