Even though this master bath was quite large, It was not offering my clients what they needed. The tub area took up too much space in the room, and not only was the tub difficult to get in and out of, it was also difficult to clean. With an overabundance of tile decking around the tub, there was no place to store toiletries, and it was very difficult to open the windows. The shower was a good size, but had no place to sit, or store needed items. The materials were dated. The vanity did not offer enough storage space. The wall-to-wall carpeting had to go. It was definitely time for an update.
My clients wanted a space where they could relax and recharge. It had to be beautiful and updated, but most of all it had to be functional. They asked for easy-to-maintain surfaces, and plenty of storage so everything they used could be stored out of sight. They asked for a more modern aesthetic, with clean lines and minimal visual clutter.
My design called for a new freestanding jetted tub, positioned so my client could look out the window while bathing. Being an upstairs bathroom, relocating the tub was not straightforward. We had our challenges, but ultimately we were successful in placing it in the right side of the old tub alcove. This new placement opened up the whole area, allowing for much easier access to the windows, a handy location for bath towels, and a new shallow custom cabinet for extra storage.
The shower stayed its original size and in its original location, but we added a built-in bench seat, a large recessed niche, a stylish grab bar, and a hand shower in addition to the large rain shower head.
The custom vanity was completely redesigned, with his-and-hers storage towers and large drawers, and even a pull-out hamper in the center. Each has his and her own sink, hand towel and outlet, and plenty of room to spread out on the new practical Cambria quartz countertop.
Even more storage was added inside the water closet in the form of a floor-to-ceiling cabinet with adjustable shelves. And another requested item was a wall-mounted ironing board, placed conveniently by the walk-in closet, and easily stored away when not in use.
The modern styling of this bathroom features slab-front cabinets and a high-contrast color scheme with dark wood cabinets, black accent tiles, and lots of white and light gray. Marble-look porcelain wall tiles contrast with the subtle linear pattern in the floor tiles. You might also notice a little bit of “bling” — the shimmer present in the black glass accent tiles and the striking quartz countertops, as well as the shiny polished chrome fixtures and cabinet hardware add a glamorous touch. All in all, a gorgeous yet very functional transformation.