Our clients wanted to update their master bath. They wanted to remove their tub and use that space to create a large walkin shower. They liked the position of their existing vanities which were directly across from each other, but they wanted a new updated, more sleek look with an in-home spa feeling.
An existing window over the tub was a bit of a challenge. We removed the window from the bottom of the upper arch, created a faux stucco shutter on the front of the house to fill in the bottom pane hole, and kept the upper arch to allow natural light in the shower.
There were multiple ceiling heights in the bathroom. We framed the ceiling so it was one height throughout, making the space appear and feel larger. The old shower became the entrance into the new expanded walk-in shower. A floor to ceiling wall with recess niches was created to form the shower. The wall was covered on the outside with split travertine 1×2 tiles. Porcelian tile was used on the interior of the shower.
A linear drain was used in the shower to allow a barrier free floor space (no step down, all level with main floor). Multiple shower heads and body sprays provide a true spa effect.
The recessed niches in the exterior shower wall hold candles that are hotwired low voltage, so with a flick of a switch the candles are lit. Smooth walnut slab doors were used for the cabinetry. Mirrors were framed with the split travertine.
The new bath gives the client a lovely retreat that is both soothing and beautiful, and functions just as they had dreamed it would.