Kids’ Bath, All Grown Up
During the design phase we decided to remove the interior wall separating the sinks from the toilet/bathtub area. As children, our son and two daughters required the separation to maximize the use and efficiency of the bathroom they all shared. Now with no children at home, we felt taking out the wall and opening up the room would give it a totally different feeling. We also decided to take out the cast-iron bathtub and install a full walk-in tiled shower with a unique rounded shower door. The last major change was to remove the two red sinks and put in just one vessel sink. In order to achieve all of this we took everything down to the studs so that we could re-plumb the shower, toilet and sink drains. In addition, we had to re-wire some of the electrical outlets and move the vent. We also took the opportunity to install an additional electrical outlet to increase the availability of power, as we were always running up short when the kids were growing up. The new full walk-in shower has a rainfall shower head as well as a standard shower head. It also has a unique rounded shower glass enclosure/door feature. To accommodate the door, we had a special Corian shower pan made to coordinate with the tile on the shower walls. We constructed a hanging vanity to open up the floor so the room would not feel too narrow. By also installing a wooden rack underneath the drawers, we made a bit more storage area in for additional towels. We chose brushed black granite to blend with the slate tiles on the floor. With opening up the bathroom and exchanging out the tub with a unique walk-in shower, the bathroom has “grown up” and now has a totally new feel and look to surprise our children on their next visit.
Before from door
After from door
Hanging vanity cabinets and granite counter with sea stone backsplash
Sea stone alcove in shower
Option of rainfall shower from overhead, standard shower head or hand held shower.