My clients live in a 1930’s brick story and a-half cottage in Takoma Park, MD. The 2 bedrooms upstairs and small compartmentalized rooms on the first floor just weren’t working once they added their second child. They came to me thinking they needed an addition but their budget just wasn’t enough to make that happen. They didn’t really need more space . . . just reconfigured space!
This was an old 5ft x 7ft 1930’s bath. A previous remodel had enclosed an old sleeping porch. For this remodel, we changed the old window into a passageway and expanded the bath to include a large vanity, storage, and European-style wet room containing a shower and soaking tub.
This combined powder room, guest bath and laundry was a compromise for our client — as are so many remodeling choices. The combined space, though, actually succeeds graciously to fulfill all its functions.
This new hall bath was built in the location that previously housed a small galley kitchen in a 1950’s post-WWII brick rambler.
A Reconfigured Former Hall Bath plus French Doors to a New Patio Create a light-Filled Master Suite.
My client wanted to remodel both baths as well as the Powder Room on a limited budget. The hall bath – used daily by the husband and occasionally by the adult children when visiting – was badly short of efficient storage. The master bath also needed additional storage but the family didn’t need two tubs so we could convert the tub in the master to a shower only – freeing up some space.
We just completed an unabashedly modern bath in this 1864 row house in the Dupont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC. The bath had been allowed to deteriorate badly (see before image at end). The centerpiece of this bath remodel is a custom glass countertop with integral glass sink.
Since the space is so small, you can really splurge in a powder room without breaking the bank.
The features of a new and improved hall bath – complete with analysis and pictures.
My clients in Takoma Park, MD wanted to remodel a bath shared by 2 teenage daughters. The bath measures only 6’ x 5’. Included on their wishlist was a glass shower surround, a shower that will accommodate 2 girls of different heights and adequate storage. Of course, to keep costs down we kept the toilet and shower in their existing locations. We moved the sink just slighting along the wall. The room configuration eliminated the ability to have both a glass shower door and a…