Decatur – Modern Craftsman
Southeast Regional CotY Award – Best Residential Bathroom
Built in 1940 and at 36 square feet, this master bathroom was so small and narrow, it would not pass code in 2011. The Decatur homeowners’ main concern was functionality. In particular, they wanted:
- A wider, larger space overall but without the cost of an addition
- Actual counter space
- True storage
- Better lighting
- A modern, spa-like design aesthetic
Turning this tiny, outdated bathroom into a functional and beautiful space without the option of an addition was a challenge. To solve this, we took some space from the two adjoining bedrooms. Adding only 22 square feet allowed us to reconfigure the space in a way that not only met the needs of the
client but look aesthetically pleasing.
Walking into the master bathroom is now a serene experience. Instead of walking into the commode, dramatic lighting, large mirror, a floating vanity, and unique floor details capture your attention. And, the homeowners now have adequate counter space and true storage.
In smaller bathrooms, a half-wall like this is a great alternative to a water closet. It hides the commode and allows for privacy but doesn’t close in the room. Beautiful Carrera Marble countertops surround a wading basin with wall-mounted faucet. The new shower was relocated and is significantly larger. The gray matte subway tile is accented by the Ann Sacks flat stone border that is also seen on the bathroom floor.