Among the many problems with this bathroom, the most important one was that the client's 10 year old son could not shower independently due to the slippery and deep claw foot tub. Add to that a frequently clogged toilet without enough clearance space around it, a tiny sink too close to the tub and a lack of storage, counter space and good lighting.
During the kitchen renovation in this home (see here) we discovered the possibility of moving the second floor toilet waste stack which allowed a reconfiguration of the bathroom and a much improved functionality. And the extra 9 square feet (to create a total of 44 square feet) incorporated from the small barely functional closet from the adjacent bedroom made it even better. The pocket door eliminates a swinging door taking up valuable floor space. The new tub was spun around to avoid freezing the water supply pipes in the exterior wall. A custom recessed tiled niche is both stylish and practical. The 30" wide Shaker style vanity provides ample counter and storage below while a recessed medicine cabinet provides storage above. Heat is provided by a in-wall heater below the new window.
Although the rest of this house is quite colorful (turquoise, pink, red and orange), for this bathroom we opted for a classic white subway tile with black accents, knowing that pops of color would be added with towels. And then kicked it up a notch with black grout on the traditional black and white hex floor.
General Contractor: Fine Custom Carpentry