Splish, Splash, Get of of the bath ... tub. / by Bonnie Achariyakosol

The original layout for this space was so chopped up and inefficient. With a massive nook for a whirlpool tub that nobody ever had time to use, an incredibly dark closet sized shower, two very small vanities and almost no additional storage it’s not the best way to start and end your day when you are busy with career, family and competitive hobbies! Luckily the existing ceiling is the stuff dreams are made of, so we started this remodel by reworking the floorpan and a trip to the trade center to source gorgeous tile and an epic light fixture. This couple had a clear point of view for the space and I loved every second of ushering them from vision to reality.

Creating a functional space was at the forefront of this remodel. We kicked the soaking tub to the curb in favor of an incredible two person shower. With attention to scale and detail we mixed the patterns, color and textures for the shower’s tile selections in order to make the space so eye catching and a refreshing reflection of these art collectors’ design aesthetic. I love the way the arched window streams in the soft natural light.

 By removing the soaking tub, we opened up amazing space for a spa shower!

By removing the soaking tub, we opened up amazing space for a spa shower!

A huge change for this bath was consolidating the vanity situation. The separate sinks created a chopped up layout for the rest of the space and the counter space was almost non existent. By pulling them together there is actually space to set up a quick glam routine! We also carried the accent materials from the shower onto the wall as a small decorative backsplash for a little extra interest on this neutral wall.

 Guys, cool art always makes a space!

Guys, cool art always makes a space!

Serious storage and counter space isn’t just for the kitchen!

The original closet door was smack dab in the middle of this wall but by moving it over we creating a storage center and extra counter space. The mirrored upper cabinets reflect all that morning light from the shower’s window and serve as the final spot to check your look on the way out the door.

The transformation in this space hit on all of the goals: 1) functional layout so two people can get ready and out the door without running into each other? CHECK! 2) refreshing and beautiful so the day can start inspired? CHECK! 3) a place for everything and everything in its place? DOUBLE CHECK! Time to conquer the day guys… go get ‘em.