Enlarged shower and closet highlight new master bath


EXISTING BATHROOM: This home is located in the Reserve at Geist subdivision in Fishers. The homeowners purchased their home 7 years ago and did not like the master bathroom.

“The shower was too small, and the master closet was also too small for two to share.”

ADDING SPACE: “At first the main focus was on the master bathroom and rearranging the master closet,” stated the owner. “Then our designer suggested we utilize the large bonus room off the master bedroom as a second master closet. We were using it as an office, but there was plenty of room to add the closet.”

RECONFIGURING FLOORPLAN: Reconfiguring the footprint of the master bath created the functionality they were seeking. The former tub area became the space for the enlarged shower, with glass blocks filling the window space to allow light in while preserving privacy. Double vanities flank each side of the shower, and the soaking tub was moved to the space behind the door. “The bathroom feels bigger now, even though we have the same footprint,” stated the homeowner.

BATH DETAILS: Finishes in the remodel were meant to reflect a “cosmopolitan Vegas” look. Maple cabinets in a Dolce finish were complimented by the Shitake granite and the Stark Tortora floor tile. The vanity backsplash was covered in Legno glass Stria tile, the same tile used as an accent in the tub and shower. The shower’s unique accent tile pattern is highlighted by the glass block windows and the 8 x 24-inch wall tile. The plumbing fixtures were chosen for their contemporary style.

CLOSET DETAILS: A custom closet system was added to the bonus room, along with a center island of drawers and built-in desk area. “The closet turned out to be my favorite part of the remodel,” said the homeowner. “I love the shoe rack and the island. And there is privacy for the office area because we added doors.”