Westwood Luxury Bath

Rex Awards 2019: Bath Excellence

We began this remodel in a 1950’s bare bones full bathroom, cramped into a 6’x8’ space. A full bath with a clunky sliding door, a pedestal sink and a toilet squeezed in the corner left much to be desired. The existing design had minimal storage, no counter space, and simply didn’t fit the homeowners’ needs.

This young professional couple had a vision for their luxury bath design, and it simply didn’t include a tub. Opting for a curbless shower with a linear drain and glass shower wall. The shower wall was a good option for this space to avoid accounting for room a swinging shower door may have needed. Having part of the space exposed also helps the space feel more open.

Another way to help make this tiny space not feel as compressed was to use consistent finishes all the way around. By running the same tile from the shower space along all the walls of the bathroom, you avoid breaking up a small space into even smaller chunks. This imported smokey gray tile was the perfect choice for this homeowner’s vision. Paired with the blue granite slab features, the homeowners were able to compile some of the cultures, textures, and colors they had experienced in their travels.

A storage solution for this small bathroom was to install shelving. The floating teak shelf starts in the shower and runs along the entire back wall of the bathroom. Staying with the sleek and luxurious look of this bathroom, the shelving suspension has no visible bracketing. Changing the pedestal sink to a small vanity cabinet also gave more storage and a slight counter edge that the homeowners did not have before. Finishing the space off with modern fixtures was the final step. With extensive electrical and plumbing modifications, we were able to install two Robern lighted medicine cabinets equipped with built in audio technology and Bluetooth connectivity.