How to (Re) Design Your Master BathGreat design ideas for spa bathrooms and master bathrooms with efficient layout with soaking tub, tile shower, single vanity with open shelf storage, and separate toilet room.
The Carwiles came to Stanton Homes with a traditional-style floor plan and some questions about how it could be modified to meet their needs. They loved the romance of a traditionally styled home, and they had some modern thinking that led to some savvy improvements on the livability of their original floorplan.
Top on their wish list were master bath layout modifications.
A Master Bath that Just Didn't Work:
The Carwiles simply didn't care for the existing master bath layout, with the tub and tub window facing the front of the home.
Stanton Homes redesigned the Master Bathroom for the Carwiles without increasing the overall square footage of the home. Instead, we created more floor place and visual appeal by adding a cantilever (an alcove with no foundation underneath) on the side of the home for the garden tub.
Privacy that Protects the Exterior Feel of the Home
The water closet (a separate room for the toilet) was moved to the front of the house and incorporated the front window.
The result is that simply closing the door to the water closet, the bathroom has complete privacy from the front yard, without having to keep window coverings permanently closed.
His and Hers Bathroom Vanity Photos
The original layout out a single, basic countertop with two sinks.
In the redesigned layout, the double vanity became longer, making room for a "his and her" style master bathroom with center open shelving unit.
We started with concept renderings drawn by Stanton Homes interior design experts. The open shelves are designed for hand towels and toiletries; the 24" wide stack of drawers located below the open shelves are designed for bath towels.
The his and hers vanity areas also include separate drawers for housing personal items - lending this master bathroom plenty of storage space.
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Adding to the charm, the bathroom was decorated in a classic hotel-look with the timeless contrast of white subway tile and white Carrara marble accents in the shower and on the floor, in combination with dark stained raised panel cabinets.
Traditional pale blue walls complete the desired vintage look.
All the Carwiles need to add are inexpensive Bamboo blinds and stacks of fresh white towels to complete the statement.
The Carwile - Floor Plan Without Modifications
Here is the original Raleigh floor plan, before custom modifications were made to meet the needs of the homeowner:
- Tub located on front wall, with window above
- Water closet located on side wall, with half-wall barrier
- Vanity reaches from master closet, with no space for open cabinetry
The Carwile - Floor Plan Transformation
Here is the modified Carwile floor plan, after custom modifications were made to meet the needs of the homeowner:
- Tub has been moved to side wall, with a cantilever design
- Water closet has been moved to the front wall, with privacy door
- The double vanity has been elongated
- Built-in open shelves have been added between the "his-and-hers" vanities
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