The master bath in this townhouse was a mess. Built in the 80’s, the shower grout was failing and leaking into the living room. Additionally, it offered a separate tub and shower but neither were extraordinary and the shower head was too low for the very tall homeowner. There was only 1 vanity and the door swing limited ease of use.
So, we lost the tub. There is another bath in the house with a standard tub. By doing that we were able to use the existing shower plumbing for another vanity. Using a knee wall in the shower gave us an anchor for the vanity and the glass enclosure kept the small 8 ½ by 7 ½ foot room open and airy. Finally, we installed a new pocket door, making the previously cramped toilet area and new vanity easy to use.
Everyone decided that a second vanity was a better use of this shower space.
We used standard, factory-made cabinets from Merillat, cut off the toe kick and added legs to give the vanities and more custom look. The new shower floor is a 2 x 2 dark chocolate marble.
There was no storage in this bathroom which was another big priority for the homeowners. This old vanity had been painted black and spruced up as much as possible but offered little in terms of function. We shifted the sink and added the linen tower which also has a “garage” area at the bottom for blow dryers etc. There is an outlet inside. The counters are a creamy marble that compliments the travertine floors and shower.

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