2009 C.A.R.E. Award Winner
Our client loved her 19th century vintage home, but the existing second floor bathroom was badly laid out and very dated. The bathroom felt cramped and ugly. The objectives:
- Create a more spacious feeling in the bathroom.
- Update and improve the layout of the bathroom.
- Update the fixtures and interior surfaces.
- Blend the historic character of the second floor with a more modern looking bathroom.
- Remove all existing fixtures.
- Relocate several walls to increase useable floor space in bathroom.
- Replace existing tub with new larger corner shower.
- Install two new vanities and lav sinks to create sleek, modern look and allow for simultaneous “his” and “her” sink use.
- Install new linen closet in more functional location.
- Tile floors and walls with modern glass tile.
- Add and upgrade lights to brighten the space.
- Re-use an existing period door as well as a new toilet with a traditional look to create a transition between the classic character of the remodeled second floor and the contemporary look of the new bathroom.
- The remodeled bathroom is a pleasure to use.
- Client loves the bright new look of the bathroom.
- The shower improves our client’s bathing experience. (She hated the old tub).
- New toilet, shower and lav faucets are low flow fixtures using less water than old ones.