Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Master Bath Remodel - No Tub!

Clients are getting more adventurous these days I find.  If they are going to spend money on their remodels, they want them to fit their desires and personalities to a tee.  Not only that, they want good resale.


No tub!

I worked on this master bath remodel where the client did not use their tub and did not intend to ever do so. I totally understand this, I'm the same way and I'm finding many people have that preference too. With limited space available, we needed to expand the shower and make better use of the adjacent closet storage, yet not disturb the window that brought lots of light into the space and kept the exterior elevation intact.


Before



Before

Sliding doors went bye-bye.  We could use some of that wall space for storage in the adjacent closet.


Before

There was an odd open area above the closet, for accessories or fake plants I presume.  They could use that upper space for closet storage rather than decorative items catching dust.


Before - small linen closet and shower beyond

Storage built out of sheetrock walls takes up more space than storage built out of 3/4" plywood.  We eliminated the linen closet and built it in the bathroom in some cabinetry.  The small shower that was like a deep hole when you walked into the bathroom was made larger and opened up to the 10' ceiling.




My sketch of the floor plan and how we would modify it.




Most everything was kept light and neutral to open up the space, but the coral/terra cotta color was pulled from the homeowner's existing bedding and window treatments.  Don't you love that Schumacher fabric?



My sketch of the elevations with a small window seat in the corner under the window.  Since we couldn't change the size or shape of the window, it still needed to remain purposeful and not look as if the tub was MIA. The window seat was the solution, also a nice place to introduce some color with fabric.


I do love a curved backsplash!




After


Tile to the ceiling in a bigger shower


Making a small space seem large and luxurious, without a tub that would just catch dust!



After photos by Miro Dvorscak


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23 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great makeover. I rarely use our huge tub, too and totally understand this client not wanting one.

Splendid Sass said...

While I love a tub to soak in, I rarely use it. Great idea! I am in love with the shower. Dream.
I love the lighter colors and the cabinets too, and to have the backsplash is the finishing touch!
Great job, Carla.
Teresa
xoxo

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Adore the tile in the shower! SO BEAUTIFUL!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love the window seat. Well worth having. I never use a tube! Great job Carla...

Princess Kate said...

I am in the process of starting to think about how to re-do our master bathroom. Everything I read says you need the BIG tub but we truly would probably never use it. They say for re-sale tho you should have it. I would love to do without and make a more open beautiful space like this. Thanks for sharing. I'm stopping by from Savvy Southern Style.

Sharing Shadymont said...

This is gorgeous! Great makeover!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You just designed my dream bathroom! This is spectacular! We have a huge bathroom with a big bump-out that has our jacuzzi and we never use it. I want to get rid of it and do a big walk in shower... no doors... instead! Your style and you decor makes me weak in the knees! Gorgeous!
Yvonne

Cindy said...

What a wonderful bath redo! It is really fabulous. Love all your details and drawings too!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

I love love love this. The window treatment fabric is calling my name :)

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

While I wouldn't want to be without my tub, I love what you've done with the space. Gorgeous!

Daffodil Hill said...

This bathroom is fabulous! Love all those pretty details. I was so eager to use my tub when we first moved here. Sadly, the reality is I never have time for a bath. I don't blame them for wanting to utilize that space in a different way! I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop by my blog one day.

annie said...

We don't have a tub either and it does provide a lot of space. This is absolutely gorgeous! What a transformation!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

We have one of those large garden tubs and it hasn't been used but a few times in over three years! I love the window seat and the transformation is beautiful. Thanks for linking to the Open House party. xo, Sherry

chateau chic said...

I am loving this bathroom. It's gorgeous. We never use our tub and I would love to do something like this.
Mary Alice

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow! This looks great! You have a lovely blog.I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Visiting you from Wow Us Wednesdays.

the cape on the corner said...

i would much rather have this, and i think if they plan on using the space more this way, so be it. you always hear questions about resale value, but you have to enjoy the space while you have it, you know?

Kifus said...

Wow, what a lovely transformation! Congrats, Carla!

Lisa said...

Dear Carla,

You have done a wonderful job with these updates! And, as always, you can see the owners' desires through your work. Great work!

Lisa

sheri said...

Even though I love my tub - i have to say that i adore this bathroom without one - it's not even missed. LOVE the seating area. :)

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love this innovative bathroom makeover. You got my wheels turning regarding bringing the linen closet into the master closet....I think that would be a possibility in my home.
Since I'm right here in The Woodlands, I would just love to see some of your designs in person. You have great style and vision.
Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Envoy-ette said...

I wish I could have talked my husband into getting rid of the tub. Mine is just a plant holder now. Love what you did with this one! Love the color and so much space- beautiful!

deck building said...

rather have this, and i think if they plan on using the space more this way, so be it. you always hear questions

plumbing said...

Nice interior because things are organized.All are well planned because the space is used accordingly.

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