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Glass and Tile Bath

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dmadsen, hanley wood, llc

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Glass and Tile Bath

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  • Mark Lind

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Built in 1976, this home had a compartmentalized master bath with no true character or elegance. The vanities were located in one room, and in the connecting room, the toilet was placed as a space divider between the bathtub and shower. The closet was accessed from the bedroom, across the hall from the bath. The new owners wanted to immediately renovate the bath, in a modern/eclectic style, to create two separate vanities, with easy flow to the shower and tub. They also wanted an adjoining, walk-in closet.

The entire bathroom was gutted and the walls were removed. Additional space was captured from a hall linen closet and from an adjacent bedroom. The new layout includes a central frameless glass shower cube flanked by his and hers vanities. A Treece freestanding tub is located in a niche between shaker style storage cabinets. The toilet is now housed in its own room, out of site. Finishing out the space is an expanded closet and dressing area.

While the layout on its own is an improvement, the finishes and craftsmanship of the room make it stand apart. The white porcelain tile accent wall is complemented by the thin blue vertical glass backsplash tile and the linen textured floor tile. Custom alder cabinets are topped by marble counters. The glass of the shower was carefully crafted to sit in the channels of the tile base, stabilized by a metal rail connected to the accent wall. Because of its placement, the free standing tub featuring air jet massage, required a remote air turbine, which is hidden in the bottom of the adjacent cabinet.

The owners are enjoying the updated bath and large closet and dressing area. The shower is accessible from either side of the room, and the tub is an accent piece on its own.
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