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Design a Bigger Master Bathroom without Adding On

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 Picture of Bathroom Remodel Shower Tub Combination and Toilet

Before: The tub/shower combination and toilet were jammed into this small room.

Before Picture of Master Bathroom Remodel L-Shaped Vanity

Before: Awkward L-shaped vanity.

Before Picture of Master Bathroom Remodel Closets Changed out For Wardrobes

Before: Reach-in closet facing the bedroom.

Open, airy master bathroom after the remodel

After Photo of Master Bathroom Remodel Cherry Wood Wardrobes with Gray Stain and Slab Doors

After: Built-in wardrobes with single and double hang bars replace the reach-in closets.

After Picture of Master Bathroom Remodel Linen Closet with Roll-Out Shelves Cherry Wood with Gray Stain and Slab Doors

After: A tall linen closet with roll-out shelves provides ample storage.

After picture of Master Bathroom Remodel Cherry Wood with Gray Stain and Slab Doors Wardrobes and floating double vanity with drawers

After: A matching double vanity continues right off the tall closet and linen closet cabinets.

After Picture of Master Bathroom Remodel Walk-in Curbless Shower with pebble floor and mosaic accent inset

After: Walk-in shower is enclosed with glass instead of walls making the room feel bigger.

After picture of master bathroom remodel with frosted glass partitioned toilet room

After: The toilet is behind a frosted glass partition and door.

After picture of master bathroom remodel with cherry wood wardrobes gray stain and slab doors

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 picture of bathroom remodel with floating drawer vanity and matching mirrors in cherry wood with gray stain and slab doors

After: Wall-mounted faucets save counter space. The vanity, which appears to float, makes the room feel bigger.

After picture of master bathroom remodel showing shower niche detail porcelain slab shower surround

After: The shower is clad with porcelain slabs. No grout lines. A niche is tucked on the shower-side of the pony wall.

Illustration of Master Bathroom floorplan with walk-in shower double vanity toilet room and wardrobes

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.

 

Jackie Lopey, Certified Interior Designer & founder of Wide Canvas
She didn't know it, but Jackie Lopey's days as an advertising executive were numbered when she bought and renovated a 1950's bungalow. She soon went back to school and started her own design studio. Jackie is an award-winning, certified interior designer and the founder of Wide Canvas, a kitchen and bath design studio in Reno, Nevada.
 

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