The Space: The only bathroom in a bungalow from the early part of the last century. The unheated room, last renovated in the 1980s, had a newer sink and toilet as well as an old claw foot tub. This called for a bungalow bathroom remodel.
The Need: Aside from retaining the existing sink and toilet, the clients wanted an entirely new updated look. They wanted to replace the claw foot tub with a shower while maximizing storage in this small room. They asked for a design which was sympathetic to the bungalow style of their home.
|Before||Photo K-6: New Bathroom|
The Solution: The existing bathroom was demolished down to the studs. New plumbing, a new window and a wall heater were integrated into the design for the bungalow bathroom remodel. The toilet was relocated a few inches to the right while the claw foot tub was replaced by a shower balanced on each side by storage cabinets with pull out shelves and integrated laundry baskets. The top of each cabinet features a lit display niche while towel racks serve as pulls for the lower cabinet doors.
|Before: Original Claw Foot Tub||Photo K-7: New Shower||Photo K-8: Tile/Beadboard Detail By New Shower|
Photo K-9 Interior of Storage Cabinet by Shower
Photo K-10: Make-up Drawer
By the owners’ request, the original sink was retained but the faucets were replaced. New lighting and a new medicine cabinet were installed above the sink and recessed fixtures were added in the ceiling.
The new shower plays a prominent design role. Its frameless glass corners elegantly extend into the bathroom while the two adjacent storage cabinets are recessed to allow the shower further prominence.
An unsightly storage cabinet next to the sink was replaced by a graceful wall-hung bowed front drawer with a glass top. Aside from supporting a towel rack for the adjacent sink, the drawer provides ample space for the client’s makeup and other accessories.
The two entry doors which opened into the bathroom were replaced by pocket doors to open up the previously claustrophobic space. One of the pocket doors has a decorative glass panel to allow light from the bathroom to penetrate into the adjacent bedroom.
Strategically placed outlets allow for additional uses which require power. The walls and ceiling were covered by painted beadboard and the ceramic tile has an “Arts and Crafts” color scheme to complement the style of the home . Working with a General Contractor, InHouse was responsible for the entire design and execution of the renovation including tile and fixture selection, color consultation, electrical and lighting.