Having sent their youngest child off to college, Joe and Karen Guth decided it was time to remodel the out dated master suite in their 1916 bungalow. While walking around their Portland, Ore., neighborhood, they saw my firm’s sign outside another project and gave us a call. The Guths’ second-floor master suite had plenty of height along the ridgeline, but the steep roof pitch made for a long, narrow bath with little usable area. The existing bathroom was windowless and had been crammed into the eave so that only half the room was tall enough for standing. The Guths wanted to improve the layout of their master bath, they wanted better storage, and they wanted us to respect the original character of the home.
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