Location: Carmel, IN
Reason to Remodel: The owners of this home, located in the Cheswick subdivision in west Carmel, had lived with their existing master bathroom for 10 years. “Our original bathroom had an odd layout. The toilet room divided the bathroom in half and cut up the space. The small walk-in shower was tucked away in a dark corner and it always felt cold. We wanted to create a more open and functional layout to enjoy the natural light throughout the whole bathroom.”
THE NEW LAYOUT: To give the homeowners better use of their space, the existing bath was demolished and walls were removed to create a blank canvas for the new layout. Plumbing was relocated for the new location of the shower, tub and toilet room. The shower was moved to the previous location of the garden tub to give the homeowners’ more space with natural light.
The toilet room was moved to the previous shower area. A new freestanding tub was placed in the center of the room to create the main focal point of the bathroom upon entry.
THE VANITY: The location of the existing vanity worked well; however, it lacked in usable storage space. To better accommodate the homeowners’ storage needs, ceiling height tower cabinets were added to each side of the new vanity.
CREATING ELEGANCE: “Being that the house is dominated by my husband and sons, I wanted my bathroom to have an elegant and feminine design that would stand the test of time.” To achieve this timeless look, marble tile was selected for the bathroom floor and shower.
Chrome fixtures, wainscoting, and a traditional free-standing tub contribute to the homeowners’ dream vision. Minera quartz by Cambria with flecks of sparkle, crystal chandeliers, sconce lighting and crystal cabinet knobs add a touch of feminine flair.
FINAL RESULT: “This bathroom is perfect for us. We love how many options we have with the shower. The wide door, bench and grab bars allow us to age-in-place in this home gracefully and I especially appreciate the convenience of the handheld shower wand to wash the dogs.”