1970s Master Bath Achieves Best Contemporary Function

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!

Before (left) D-I-Y disaster; After (right, top and bottom) Bathroom with addition, professionally remodeled