Master Bath Plus Guest Bath Equals One Big Bath With Tub, Shower, and Oversize Vanity
Traditional Touch: Combining two barely functional bathrooms gives a young family a bigger bath with classic charm.
When physicians Rebecca and David called me in to look at the master bath in their 19th-century LaGrange, Illinois, home, I could immediately see the problem: bland beige tile, a cramped layout, and bad lighting. The 7-ft. by 8-ft. space had a small neo-angle shower without a tub. Rebecca and David were hoping to add a soaking tub and an oversize vanity, but this was no small feat given the tight space we had to work with. And that wasn’t the end of the challenges. To maintain the correct proportions on the exterior, we couldn’t move the windows, and the existing radiator had to stay where it was due to the budget. If that weren’t enough, there was a new baby on the way, so all construction had to be completed by the due date.
Making room for a bigger bath
Rebecca and David’s upstairs floor plan…