Dreaming of a modern, open bathroom?
If you want a larger master bathroom but you don't want to or can't add on, you'll like this room story.
My clients dreamed of a modern, open master bathroom. They were tired of their cramped shower and toilet room, odd L-shaped vanity, and too small reach-in closet.
Adding on wasn't an option, and they thought they were stuck with the disjointed layout.
Clever space planning delivered the larger, modern bathroom my clients wanted
With some clever space planning, they designed the modern, open space they wanted.
The breakthrough came when they changed their question. Instead of asking, "where can we put the closet?" They asked, "How can we create more functional clothes storage?"
The answer: remove the closet and add built-in wardrobes.
Replacing their closet with built-in wardrobes gave them the extra square footage they needed for a larger shower and separate toilet room. Plus, the wardrobes were more functional.
And, here's the transformation.
Cramped Master Bathroom Before Remodel
Before: The tub/shower combination and toilet were jammed into this small room.
Before: Awkward L-shaped vanity.
Before: Reach-in closet facing the bedroom.
Open, airy master bathroom after the remodel
After: Built-in wardrobes with single and double hang bars replace the reach-in closets.
After: A tall linen closet with roll-out shelves provides ample storage.
After: A matching double vanity continues right off the tall closet and linen closet cabinets.
After: Walk-in shower is enclosed with glass instead of walls making the room feel bigger.
After: The toilet is behind a frosted glass partition and door.
After: The view from inside the shower with the enclosed toilet on the left and the double vanity on the right. The built-in wardrobe is straight ahead.
After: Wall-mounted faucets save counter space. The vanity, which appears to float, makes the room feel bigger.
After: The shower is clad with porcelain slabs. No grout lines. A niche is tucked on the shower-side of the pony wall.
After: The final space plan. Shower on the bottom right. Toilet room on the top right. Vanity in the center. Wardrobes on the left.
What kind of bathroom vanity would you design?
Would it include a wardrobe? Linen closet? If you're looking for ideas, check out our bathroom vanity configurator where you can choose any style, color, and design for your new vanity. It's here.