In 2007, a family of five moved into this historic home. Content to leave it as it was, they added only a few personal touches. During a harsh winter, however, a pipe burst, which led to their decision to remodel this bathroom, a full bath off one of their daughters’ bedrooms, that was overdue for an upgrade anyway. The existing bathroom was shoehorned into a small rectangular space. It was dark, had little storage, and was interrupted by an obtrusive in-swing door. A 1950s tub took up lots of space but provided little functionality, and it had no shower. The laminate vanity had a stainless-steel drop-in sink and a faucet similar to what you might find in a 1980s kitchen. Finally, the lighting was insufficient and unbalanced. The biggest impact on the bathroom was our decision to replace the swinging door with double pocket doors.
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