Creating a master bathroom that is both visually appealing and highly functional is a favorite project of ours. There was just enough square footage in this bathroom, but the original 2000’s design featured an oversized bathtub, small fiberglass shower, and a vanity with two sinks that created an unusually cramped experience for the owners.
We eliminated the tub completely, which allowed us to create a much longer vanity that works well for two people. A middle counter-cabinet separating the sinks features plug-ins for toothbrushes and such. Large, under-sink cabinets feature roll-out shelves and power for hairdryers and chargers.
Without the tub, we were able to create a spacious, easy-entry shower, which we finished in a timeless subway tile and black trim. As this was an age-in-place bathroom, we designed a cantilevered shower seat, an elegant safety feature that also makes the shower appear larger.
To enhance the sense of openness, we incorporated a touch of soft green in the linen paint to create a custom color that we had matched on the cabinets. We added to the room’s dimensionality by having the cabinets rise up to the ceiling and also extended the mirror to be as large as possible. The “Gin Fizz” tile by the sink was carried through into the two niches in the shower contributing to a spa-like experience of the space.
A linen closet was installed on the front wall so the owners wouldn’t have to enter the room and immediately face the shower. This closet created privacy and excellent additional storage. The owners are thrilled with the final design which allows them to use the room at the same time and never feel crowded, while knowing they’ll continue to enjoy this bathroom over time.