One Vancouver, Canada, family had a master bath both with a view and a nearby hot tub. For those cold winter nights, the family wanted the master to double as a spa-like place for the parents, as well as a wash-off destination for the whole family after running in from the hot tub outside.
Before designer Banfield, principal designer at Vancouver-based Jamie Banfield Design, stepped in, the previous layout had the toilet front and center and the shower squashed into a corner. This new layout politely hides the toilet and instead focuses on the huge shower.
Heated flooring was installed throughout, and large amounts of quartz and tile make this a completely waterproof and warm space.
To take advantage of the view at night and to double as a night light, the design team created a niche and installed water–proof puck fixtures for accent lighting along the back wall in the shower and adjacent to the left of the vanity area.
The vanity has easy push-to-open drawers, and the team milled down the fronts to reduce the weight. The wood top is reclaimed and was treated with a marine-grade sealer that will protect it from all water and staining issues.
“Our favorite part of this project was using different materials in unexpected ways, such as the quartz on the front of the cabinets and a wood countertop versus the usual stone or quartz,” said Banfield.