You don’t always have to add square footage during your bathroom renovation to achieve an open, light-filled space. By mixing lots of glass, mahogany, modern plumbing fixtures and a couple of windows, we were able to transform this outdated, defunct room into an exceptionally serene master suite.
Originally, the bathroom in this colonial farmhouse gave off a dark and gloomy feeling that the homeowners couldn’t wait to get rid of. The layout was cramped and non-functional; there was just one small, short vanity with no counter or storage space. Not only was the old sunken tub small, it was a hazard to use; and the tiny, black ceramic tiles surrounding it weren’t just depressing to look at, they were impossible to clean.
Fast-forward and step into a completely-redesigned, Asian-inspired space that excels in both aesthetics and functionality. We achieved the homeowners’ goals a few different ways.
The new shower is large and open with lots of glass to let the natural light in and includes a 12” rain head, multi-function wall shower head and an adjustable handheld for convenience. To add some much-needed storage space we installed a tall storage area that allows plenty of room to store toiletries and linens. The new custom-designed mahogany server now has plenty of room to store sundries and a place for towels when exiting the shower.
One of the biggest transformations happened when we reduced the height of the toilet-room wall, eliminated the door, and installed a window above the new, jetted whirlpool tub. To eliminate the hazards from the old, sunken tub we built a raised mahogany platform with an integrated step for easy access. If the outside views and whirlpool jets weren’t enough, the contemporary spout and additional handheld make bathing a real pleasure.
Finishing off the newly-renovated master suite is: a new mahogany and stainless steel vanity that includes hidden roll-out toiletry trays; a custom mahogany mirror with contemporary brushed nickel lights framing the waterfall faucets which were mounted to travertine marble; and the large, travertine countertop with under-mounted stainless steel sink bowls. If there wasn’t enough storage space in this master suite before, there is plenty now.