Remodel better uses wasted space

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ORIGINAL MASTER BATHROOM: Built in 1988, the master bathroom in this West Carmel home, located in the Coppergate subdivision, was due for a remodel. After 10 years of living in the home, the current owners decided they wanted an updated space with the latest technology and design.

WHY REMODEL? Like many homes built during this time, the master bathroom had a large, deck-mounted garden tub and a small shower. The tub was not being used, and it took up a lot of space. The far end of the original footprint was completely wasted space, so there was ample opportunity to create a more efficient design.

DESIGN PHASE: According to the project designer, “Although we remove garden tubs from master bathrooms and replace them with large showers quite often, in this neighborhood, future homeowners would also expect the full complement of bath fixtures. Therefore, we filled the previously empty space with a new, luxury shower and installed a free-standing tub under the window. The long, narrow shape of the bathroom footprint makes the new shower the focal point of the room. The tile medallion on the shower wall adds to this idea.”

SHOWER DETAILS: Creating the ultimate shower experience was another goal of the homeowners. Multiple shower heads were installed, including body sprays, a rain head and a standard shower head. The size of the space allowed for a large bench and deep shower niches to be created as well. A frameless glass shower door finishes the space. The floor tile is a 10-inch by 18-inch Castle Travertine, and the floor medallion is a 36-inch Daltile La Flora design. In the shower, the floor is covered in Daltile’s Emprerador Light 3-inch by 12-inch stripe in a basket weave pattern.

FINAL RESULT: According to the homeowner, “The whole family enjoys being in the new master bathroom and no one wants to leave. Our son and daughter are using it too! We are very happy with the final result.”

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