The shower was small and claustrophobic, and also leaking. The bathroom felt cramped, tired and dated.
The clients liked the basic layout in their small bathroom so we tweaked it to improve the function and feel. The toilet was replaced with a shorter one to gain 3” more between the front of the bowl and the shower. The new streamlined custom floating vanity feels lighter. We installed frameless glass in the shower including replacing a portion of the shower wall with glass for a more open feel. A new skylight adds natural daylight and airiness.
The clients requested a wood mat in the shower. The source we used provides both the shower base and a perfect fit teak mat for a worry-free installation. The clients love it!
The vanity is on an outside wall and even thought the water supply pipes are protected from freezing, we didn’t want to install a recessed medicine cabinet there. The tall skinny mirror provides a visual lift and also protects the wall behind the faucet from splashing (in the place of a tile backsplash). Storage is accommodated in the deep vanity drawers, the recessed tiled shower niche and the tall closet next to the shower. The closet door is camouflaged with the same paint color as the walls and a touch-latch.
The color palette of muted greens, white and natural woods create a calm and restful space.
Contractor: Robert Carlsen Fine Finish Carpentry, Inc.
SIZE: 49 square feet