The 114 square foot existing bathroom was unappealing and did not make smart use of the large space. The laundry machines were in a hall on the first floor next to the back door.
The space was divided in two to create a fully functional bath (61 square feet) for the husband and separate laundry space (77 square feet) on the 2nd floor of this home. During demolition, a buried window and double wall (sheetrock built over plaster) were discovered which resulted in 24 additional square feet. A pocket door eliminates the space hogging door swing. Radiant floor heat warms both rooms.
Even though the new bath is now half the size of the old one, a smart layout provides a larger walk in shower and with the frameless glass enclosure it feels even bigger. A 72" wide single sink vanity provides plenty of storage and counter space. The adjustable height magnifying mirror on the medicine cabinet was such a hit we got one for the wife's bath as well (even though we weren't doing work in there.) Large format white tile combines with a grey slate + green glass mosaic for a colorful and calm environment.
The space saving laundry machines are stacked, leaving room for a generous countertop. The small sink also functions as a paint brush washing station for the artist wife and her students. With a beautifully designed and organized linen closet, who needs a door? The hanging wall rack keeps drying clothes out of the way.
General Contractor: European Craftsman, LLC