The Master Bath of the homeowner’s 1989 townhome had never been remodeled. The large Jacuzzi tub was no longer used, the shower was too small and all the finishes were outdated. The homeowner wanted the remodeled bath to reflect her sophisticated taste and incorporate features that would allow her to remain in her home as she grew older.
The solution was the construction of three alcoves and a mixture of traditional and modern materials. Calcutta Gold marble and polished nickel fixtures were the foundations to the neutral palette freeing her to inject color with towels, artwork, and drapery. The shower alcove was repositioned in the past tub space. Polished Nickel plumbing fixtures sparkle against the glossy subway tiles and contrast with the matt porcelain 1”x 6” floor tiles. The original door to the toilet alcove was removed and the entry was relocated from the hall to the main bath. To bring more light into the small toilet area, a window into the shower allows light and making the space feel less confined. The third alcove was constructed in the old shower area to conceal the new “walk-in” tub. The vanity top is made of stunning slabs of mitered marble with a 12” drop edge. Below there is open storage for towels and baskets. The very sleek oval back-lit mirrors contrast with the traditional polished nickel faucets.
All the homeowner needed to do was add a few towels and accessories to have the glamorous master bath to last her for years to come.