The Water Closet Reigns When It Comes to Tile (& Much More)

This full-service showroom has the design services you didn't know you needed.

When you walk into The Water Closet, you’ll see hardware, lighting and plumbing, but what you’ll notice is the tile. “I know tile really well,” says owner Caryn Evans. “I was doing design work in Fort Worth, and when I went out on my own, I decided to do a bath and tile showroom. There was nothing like that in the area.” The full-service design showroom opened in 2008; they carry handmade artisan tiles and many unique lines you won’t see anywhere else. They also work with builders and other designers and sometimes collaborate on tile projects.

Evans majored in interior design at Tarleton State University and says it’s the structural side of a remodel she loves the most. “My favorite part is when the new space starts to take shape. It’s exciting when the first piece of tile or cabinetry goes in. I get giddy on cabinetry day.” She also loves demo day. “Most of the homes we work in are quirky, so we’re always finding quirky things.” 

When asked, Evans had a hard time picking a favorite project. “They’re all just so different,” she says, but there was one kitchen remodel in particular that she loved. “It was a transitional project. The house is traditional, but the homeowners gravitate towards the modern, so it had a modern twist with brushed gold plumbing. 

There are many aspects to the business. Caryn and her team, including project manager Tiera, work with their clients from beginning to end. “Every project is so unique. We aren’t designers that do the same things over and over.” There are a few things, however, that always make the process flow smoothly. “It’s easier when clients have already thought the project through. It’s important to know what you want and don’t want,” she says. And according to Evans, where the budget is concerned, homeowners should try to think outside of the box. Being open to change, considering the way the house was built or where the sinks were placed, looking at all aspects and options of a remodel is essential.

And what if your budget doesn’t include a total remodel? Caryn stresses that there are so many little changes you can make to freshen up a space. “Change up your hardware, pick a new paint color—paint makes a huge difference!” 

Reach out to The Water Closet for your next design project 817.332.0607. 


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