1970s Master Bath Updated 4 Function + Appearance

1970s Master Bath Achieves Best Contemporary Function

Before: Cheap remodel by previous owners, without permits. "New" shower is where the toilet used to be, and water pours out from the door. Now the shower door hits the toilet, and the second lavatory sink is inaccessible (unless someone is sitting on the toilet).

Before: Cheap remodel by previous owners, without permits. “New” shower is where the toilet used to be. Problems included:

  • The shower door hit the toilet
  •  Water poured from under the door onto the carpeting when someone used the shower
  • The second lavatory sink was inaccessible except if someone was sitting on the toilet. 
1970s Master Bathroom achieves best contemporary function:New 2-person tile shower with glass blocks.

1970s Master Bath achieves best contemporary function and appearance: New 2-person tile shower with glass blocks, whirlpool tub, separate lavatory cabinets, toilet and  bidet. Faux-finished walls look like terry-cloth towels.

1970s master bath achieves best contemporary function: Two six-foot custom European lavatory cabinets are loaded with storage accessories to keep countertops clean. The bathroom features a tiled two-person shower, a toilet and bidet, and a hydrotherapy whirlpool tub.

1970s Master Bath achieves best contemporary function and appearance with two six-foot custom European lavatory cabinets loaded with storage accessories to keep countertops clean. The bathroom features a tiled two-person shower, a toilet and bidet, and a hydrotherapy whirlpool tub.

The original bathroom had been remodeled by previous owners, cheaply and without permits. They had moved the toilet and used the space to create a small shower. They kept the ugly original 1970s color scheme and 14-foot sloped open-beam ceiling. There was no way to update the bathroom and enlarge it without completely gutting it and adding adjoining rooms (a small walk-in closet and the powder room). The 1970s master bath achieved best contemporary function and appearance! It’s now 8’ x 15’ with room for a two-person hydrotherapy whirlpool tub, two six-foot European-style lavatory cabinets (loaded with storage accessories), a two-person tiled shower, a toilet and a bidet, and unique “terry cloth” walls that make the Homeowners happy. Yes, it’s achieved Best Function + Appearance!

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