We recently met a fabulous couple who moved to a beautiful older home in Highland Park at the end of 2015. The home needed a few minor updates in a few areas, but unlike the rest of it, the master bathroom and adjacent master closet were last touched in the 1950's and needed plenty of attention.
The first thing a visitor noticed is that the old master bathroom displayed incredible fidelity to just one slice of the color spectrum: British racing green tile on the walls, a mint bathtub, and pale green floor and shower tile. The entire bathroom sat on a raised floor, theater-style, and was only accessible by steps through the master closet. The new owners were not delighted at the thought of waking up to this spectacle every morning.
We'll set the stage (excuse the pun) with some of the "before" pictures of the bathroom.
By now you get the idea of the former space. It was time for demolition.
We re-worked the plumbing to level the floors with the rest of the bedroom, added pocket door access to preserve space, and closed the entry from the walk-in closet in order to maximize the storage space on the closet side and provide space for the double-bowl vanity on the other side.
Then the new master bath and closet was born.
We had a fantastic time working closely with this family on their bathroom and closet, and we are very happy for them as they start a new chapter in their new home!