The clients described their bath as "grungy, old and dark". The space was cramped: the toilet space was 26.75" wide instead of the minimum required 30", the clearance between the tub and vanity was 19" instead of the minimum 24". There was not enough storage, exhaust venting or lighting
During the kitchen renovation we worked on 2 years earlier, in anticipation of the future bathroom project, a 2nd wall was built in the guest room 16" behind the toilet and tub wall (see floor plans for clarification). Gaining the extra space significantly opened up the bathroom. Satisfying the 30" minimum clearance for the toilet required a tiny tub and we love the acrylic one we found: length 48" x width 32" x depth 22". A half wall between toilet and tub is topped with glass to bring in natural daylight, and visual space. The hall door was moved to the left and the radiator was relocated to accommodate a full height storage cabinet. The single sink 60" wide vanity provides 3 drawers and lots of counter space to spread out. More storage is in the two surface mounted medicine cabinets that were planned to be recessed into the wall until demo revealed plumbing pipes that couldn’t be moved.
The clients' preferences were clear: traditional, no white cabinets, vintage look tile, and no shower curtain. We all fell in love with Artistic Tile's Azul Cielo blue mosaic floor tile and combined it with Dal Tile’s 6x6 perfect color match Waterfall, a skinny white accent tile and pale gray cabinetry. The recessed niche holds bathing essentials in style. The 24" grab bar keeps everyone safe.
SIZE BEFORE: 42 square foot (6' x 7')
SIZE AFTER: 51 square foot (7'-4" x 7')
General Contractor: European Craftsman, LLC