Our clients in Yorktown were ready for a change with their Master Bathroom. They had originally designed the bathroom they had when they built the house in 1988, but over the years found that some of their needs had changed.
They no longer seemed to ever use the large soaking tub. The shower was small and after 27 years the large step up into it (and out of it) seems a bit more precarious than it used to.
They had encountered the idea of a walk-in shower when on vacation while staying at a premium resort. They asked us if we could build them one.
We removed the shower, the wall and the soaking tub and went to work. The results speak for themselves! The new shower is 7 feet long and 3.5 feet wide – that’s a foot wider than the standard home’s shower and 2 feet longer! The controls are just inside the opening so that the owners can turn on and adjust the water without having to walk down to the end and get wet. It has both a rain head and a multi-function hand-held shower head on a slide bar. There is a half wall with a glass splash guard to allow the light to enter the bathing area. The glass sits on a granite cap that was cut from the same piece of granite that the vanity top was cut from.
In addition to tiled niches in the walls for shower accessories it has two seats cut on a radius from the same piece of granite that the new vanity top and the cap on top of the half wall came from.
The floor was re-tiled. A small custom made set of shelves was made for linen storage and placed at the opening of the shower area under the window. The vanity was replaced. The new vanity sports a new granite vanity top with undermount porcelain sinks. The owners decided to change the one large vanity mirror to two smaller framed one with their own vanity lamps. Only the toilet was re-used.
After the bathroom was painted, the owner changed her mind and had us repaint with another color. It’s an owner’s prerogative to change their mind 🙂