One Bathroom, Three Ways
Three architects reimagine the same space to suit different needs.
Synopsis: In this case study, three architects are assigned a set of fictional clients who have differing requests for a remodel of the same problem bath. Paul DeGroot redesigns the space for a young couple on a budget, Kathryn Rogers is tasked with an eco-minded remodel, and Holly Hall, an aging-in-place specialist, is given clients who are planning for the long term. Each theoretical remodel includes a 3D floor plan along with a showcase of products and materials, displaying the many options for remaking the same space to suit different needs.
When our editorial director, Justin Fink, threw out the idea of having three designers remodel the same room, I jumped all over it. Though he was talking about kitchens at the time—to be tackled at a later date—I had a bath in mind. My bathroom is rife with issues that include wasted space, an ill-conceived laundry closet, an eyesore…