Before its redesign, this bathroom suffered from teal tiles and too many separated spaces. Designer Christopher Grubb of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Arch-Interiors Group wanted to take this skinny room and transform it into something exciting for the homeowners.
The lighting was improved using a combination of downlights and sconces right on the mirror. The shower bench and the floors are both heated, which give an added sense of luxury.
“The client had seen an image using the material and responded well to the graphic quality,” said Grubb. “We further enhanced the graphic quality by using the material in 12-in. by 24-in. tiles and running it in a subway pattern, offset.”
The vanity is made of a thermofoil material that has a texture to it. “In such as small space, we had to really maximize storage, so we designed it to be a full vanity with toekick,” said Grubb. “It’s a mix of drawers and cabinets – drawers at each end, then a pair of doors under the sink, with a hamper drawer in the center.”
The shower bench is angled for two reasons: comfort, so the clients do not hit their heels against it, and to give the space an architectural element.
The guest bath had similar problems as the master, but at least it had more room to work with. Grubb approached this design with the intent to enhance the space it had.
“The conversation we had with the clients was that the shower should be a ‘dramatic showcase’ with a showerhead that was a piece of art in itself,” said Grubb. “The bench added drama as well. Since it’s floating, it helps the room feel larger, plus it’s a nice architectural feature.”
The freestanding tub also helped the room feel larger and offered a contrast to the straight lines of the room.