Compact & Pretty
An early '80s bathroom was not cutting the proverbial mustard. With no wall between the vanity and master bedroom, light and noise were a problem when one partner rose early. There was no natural light or ventilation, accessible storage was limited, and the shower was small and cramped. The homeowners hope to spend the rest of their days in this family home. The solutions included: 1) building a wall and installing a pocket door between the bedroom and the bathroom, 2) capturing approximately 18" from the laundry area on the other side of the master shower to enlarge the zero threshold shower (providing ample room for a built-in bench to facilitate aging-in-place), 3) installing a linen cabinet for easy access to linens and toiletries, 4) installing an operative window for natural light and ventilation, 5) plenty of accessible electrical outlets (including one by the toilet for the future installation of a washlet toilet seat) and 6) installing grab bars in the shower and by the toilet for added safety. Additional project bonuses include: a) low maintenance book matched solid surface shower surround, b) low maintenance porcelain tile shower pan and flooring (with electric resistant heat) and c) several light sources for well illuminated grooming and cleaning activities. The homeowners are enjoying their bathroom and feel confident that they will be able to safely stay in their home for years to come.
Photos courtesy of WestSound Magazine