The master bathroom originally had a small alcove with a low-seated toilet, a 36x60” shower unit with sliding glass doors, small separate vanities with little storage, and a large garden tub that took up most of the visual and physical space in the room.
We decided that if the clients were to get the master bathroom remodel they envisioned, we would need to start from scratch. Our team designed a plan that opened up the L-shaped bathroom. The length was extended by six feet, which made the outside bathroom wall flush with the outside garage wall. That made it possible for us to extend the home’s existing gable and install new siding on that side of the house. The interior door into the bathroom was relocated, and we changed the door’s swing to make it as unobtrusive as possible. We also added a door leading from the garage to the backyard.
The foundation of this bathroom remodel is a crawl space that is insulated with R10 rigid insulation and whose floor is covered with a vapor barrier; the space is provided with “conditioned” air. We decided to retain one of the original obscure glass windows and relocate the other to the garage, which let in more natural light. In the bathroom, we installed a large skylight which more than made up for any lost light there. We relocated the A/C unit to the backyard and repositioned the fence. Finally, we were able to use a fin-pan system set into the shower floor, so we did not have to cut into any floor joists.
The homeowners chose a sophisticated yet warm and inviting palette for their new master bathroom remodel. The lighter walls, flooring, and countertops allow the beautiful cabinetry and fixtures to shine.