The huge pink jacuzzi took up most of the room and no one ever used it. The vanity and toilet were too close together. The whole space felt tired and dated.
Removing the jacuzzi and extending the wall at the door created an alcove for a normal sized tub/shower combination. When the vanity was moved away from the toilet next to the tub, we needed a space between the tub and cabinet for the shower curtain but I was concerned about water damage to the side of the cabinet. After reviewing different solutions, the best one was to create a waterfall edge with the countertop to protect the wood cabinet. And it looks cool too!
In the first design meeting with the client, we immediately fell in love with the color combination of gray porcelain floor tile, the sparkly white/gray engineered stone countertop and the red glass tile mosaic. After a few tile design sketches, the bold red stripe up the tub wall and ceiling was the clear winner. Red accents continue in the back of the recessed niche, the Marimekko poppy shower curtain, an existing mirror frame refreshed with paint and funky glass cabinet knobs.
Contractor: Robert Carlsen Fine Finish Carpentry, Inc.
SIZE: 70 square feet