"Elegant Sanctuary"

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The carpet had seen its better days, the tub was tiny, but the deck surrounding it was extremely large, the lighting and brass light fixtures were out-of-date and the white tile on the vanity was drab and lifeless.  Storage was limited and constant attention was required to keep this all-white, mundane space looking presentable.   

Tired of this outdated space and its responsibilities, its owners came to us looking for solutions.  After brainstorming with our clients, we devised an arrangement that was eye-catching, well-designed and above all, easy to maintain. 

The existing L shaped vanity with a knee space was wasted space for the owner.   They wanted to get rid of the white tile countertops.  They needed better organization in the vanity area.   Suspended above the vanities was a soffit/plant ledge the wife did not like because it was difficult reach; thus, precarious to clean.

The shower was small and the tub was shallow and uncomfortable.  Although the carpet was showing its age, our clients were concerned that removing it would result in a chilly floor (the bathroom was situated directly above the two car garage below).

Before the project began, to keep dust and disturbance to a minimum in the adjoining master bedroom, we put up a heavy-duty plastic, double-side zip-wall. 

Climbing into the tub was a perilous task for the homeowners to undertake, so we designed the new tub’s location and configuration to be more user-friendly.  

One of the first tasks we performed was removing the tiny 3 x 3 shower and its adjoining tub and massive tub deck.  We moved and rearranged the door to water-closet to fashion a generous sized shower space.  We removed the soffits that had been originally built in for can lights and the room instantly felt more spacious.  We narrowed the entry from bedroom into the bathroom to construct more wall space for cabinetry. 

By removing a soffit and relocating the door to the toilet room we were able to both open up the visual effect of the vanity area and created room to enlarge the shower.

We also rotated the tub and put in a nice two-person soaking tub which the couple decided would be perfect for them.  Large 12 x 24 tiles on the shower surround and tub deck really added a touch of elegance to the room.  Radiant heated tile floors now block any possible chill rising from the garage below.    

In the vanity area we created a straight vanity with two separate sink areas with a well-appointed storage linen closet situated between them.  Modernized lighting and framed mirrors to match the rustic alder vanities finalized in making this master suite exactly what the owners had craved for years.  They love it!

Summary

The homeowners 90’s master bath just had to go.  It no longer met their needs or desires.  Constant upkeep was necessary for the white carpet and tile. They wanted a different layout and more storage.  They contacted us yearning for a luxurious design that would lavish them with relaxation. 

By removing the soffit and relocating doors, space was freed up for a comfy soaking tub and a large, frameless, heavy glass shower.

Beautiful 12” x 24” porcelain tiles wrap this shower and tub with elegance. The gorgeous rustic alder tall linen closet nestled between two granite sink top vanities provides abundant storage.  The serene sanctuary they had envisioned is now a reality.