About the Project
Picture a 14’6” long, narrow bathroom with entry door located on the right side of one end. Combined with the tub/shower, toilet, and vanity all on the left side of the room, we felt it necessary to try and balance out the space. We were able to add 30” by borrowing from an adjacent room, yet space was still extremely tight. The homeowner desperately wanted a separate shower for adults and a freestanding tub for their young daughter’s bath time, while still including a double vanity.We decided to create a “wet area” so that those showering would have a little more elbow room than in a self-contained shower stall, which would allow the daughter to splash to her heart’s content without damaging adjacent areas. This solution allowed for a separate tub and shower as requested by the client and was key to addressing the challenge of de-emphasizing the narrow shape of the room. A barely noticeable, linear shower drain is comfortable on the feet. The ceramic garden seat provides a spot for mom to sit during bath time as well as a place to prop one’s leg for shaving. Next was figuring out a way to marry this young family’s contemporary/industrial vibe with this timberframe mountain home in northern New Hampshire.
"Industrial" vanity lights, Edison bulbs, and a clean-lined toilet embody the homeowner’s design wishes. A band of river-rock tile in the shower, a rustic, wood-look tile floor, rustic vanity cabinets and mirror frames, and oil-rubbed bronze faucets connect the room to its location.