Home design ideas: A case where removing windows made for a better bathroom

To make way for double vanities and a walk-in shower in this bathtub, the designer eliminated a whirlpool tub and designed the window smaller sized.Tamara Flanagan

Desiree Burns’ consumers, a youthful household that relocated to Dover from the town, had no have to have for the cumbersome whirlpool tub in the primary tub. They did, even so, want a walk-in shower and double vanities, not to mention a crisp, clear really feel. Just getting rid of the tub wouldn’t be more than enough to make place for two vanities, Burns had to contend with the room’s big Palladian window. By receiving rid of the window’s two facet components, and highlighting the central arched part with a bench beneath it, the designer accomplished their plans.

1 Responding to the client’s ask for for a fun ground, Burns proposed tiles with a bold, black and white pattern. “She was all about it, but he thought it was much too hectic,” Burns says. “This geometric floral mosaic in classic honed marble is a content medium.”

2 Burns worked with Metropolitan Cabinets & Countertops to configure semi-custom made white oak cabinetry with Shaker model detailing in a whitewashed complete. Now, equally husband and wife have their own sink and ample storage.

3 Fifty percent-moon drawer pulls from Inspire Components echo the traces of the window and mirrors. “The curvature provides awesome distinction to the sq. cabinets,” Burn states. The plumbing fixtures’ porcelain levers coordinate with the sconces.

4 Arch major mirrors with gold steel frames strengthen the architecture and make a nice rhythm.

5 White bistro-design orb sconces with frosted globes appear contemporary in opposition to white walls. “I’ve been loving white every thing in the bath,” Burns states. “I have not convinced any one to do a white faucet nonetheless, but these clients ended up good with white lighting.”

6 “When I threw out the thought of adding a bench under the heart window with vanities on both side, it caught,” Burns states. “Everything fell all around that.”


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