Bathroom remodel might not be the proper title for this project. Let me explain. Last year we bought a three-story townhouse that was a bank owned property. We got a good deal, however the entire property had been stripped. And when I say stripped, I mean stripped; every cabinet, all the floor boards, every light switch and outlet. So the master bath is more of an empty shell. I have installed a toilet, a work sink and an extra cabinet, but this was just a temporary solution while we have gotten most everything in the house put back together. Now it is time to turn the master bath into a mini sanctuary.
The bath room is 12 ft X 10 ft with one door and one window(see attached- Layout 1). It is on the second floor. The room was originally set up with a corner tub, however we prefer to have a built in tub with a surround that becomes a seat in the shower. To make this happen, the linen closet will have to be removed and we are ok with this. (see ideas 1 for the idea we are looking for.) The toilet makes sense where it currently is, although we are open to having it enclosed or hidden in some why (with how the door opens it will could be difficult). There is xxxxx on the floor which we are ok with and the practical side of me says to keep it in order to save some cost. The celling is xx . There is a soffit that hides the AC ducting for the master bedroom it xx to the Soffit. We are not huge fans of the current layout of the soffit and would like to reconfigure it. See Layout 2. Shower is in the corner and is fine where it is. There was a L layout with two sinks on either side of the corner. We are open to both sinks being on the same wall.
We are looking to build our dream bath. It should be a relaxing and calming space. We like dark woods, clean lines and the Zen look with open shelving/cabinets. Ideally, the winning design will be very detailed and complete enough that contractors can work off the plans. We would like to be able to continue a working relationship with the winning designer after the competition, although it is not necessary for them to visit the site. See some of our Design Ideas at www.houzz.com/ideabooks/7913844/list/Arcbazar for more on what we are looking for.
• Minimize the need to make major plumbing changes, although we know we will have to change the tub drain
• Window and door stay where they are.
The Dream list:
Large “air bath“ tub
heated towel rack