One of my favorite spaces to renovate is the master suite. Many of us are guilty of making the public spaces in our homes beautiful, but we wait until everything else is done before creating a personal retreat of our own.
For my clients, an impending plumbing issue was the motivation to finally renovate their outdated and cramped master bathroom. Originally created as a Jack & Jill bathroom for the master and a secondary bedroom, this colorful tiny space had long since outlived its useful life. The shower ceiling was barely over six feet tall and the inside dimensions were equally cramped. A single sink with precious little counter space for the couple to share did not make getting ready to start the day an easy task.
My approach to this renovation was to remove the door to the second bedroom (which was converted years ago into a closet room) and incorporate another tiny closet into a water closet alcove. We also opted for a large single shower and small make-up vanity area in lieu of the bathtub.
One other challenge in this bathroom was the stained glass window. Between the colors and textured glass, the space was dark. We opted to switch it for a plain glass window to increase the natural light. A linen cafe curtain provides privacy while letting the light shine in the window.
Having a dedicated space is such a luxury. I carved a small dressing area for my client where the bathtub was located. With sconces at just the right height and a beveled oval mirror, this is a perfect place to get ready for the day.
The water closet alcove is just to the left of the vanity with the arched doorway. We were able to add open shelving for additional storage in the alcove. The custom vanity and marble shower complete with a rainhead and personal shower complete the space.
Take the leap and get your master suite in shape. Whether you need a total renovation or just some pretty flowers and crisp white towels to freshen things up, it will lift your spirit to start your day in a lovely bathroom.