Master Bathroom Turns Spa Retreat

I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day! I know that I am relaxing after my design presentation yesterday for a master en suite remodel. The client is near my hometown in Illinois, so it was nice to visit family for the long weekend and also be able to meet my client in person. 

My client currently has a large bathroom off of the master bedroom. For a 160 square foot bathroom, it's no wonder that my client wants to remodel - just look at that TINY shower. A 36x35" enclosed shower does not give them the spa-like feel that they want. Having this 64x85" large bathtub would be nice... if there was an equally large shower, because let's be honest, who is really taking a bath everyday when you work full-time? One super nice element of the current floor plan that I'm keeping is the separate water closet. Having a closed off toilet in an en suite is a must-have if there is room for it. 

To turn this bathroom into a spa-like retreat, the client had a few requests - a large shower with a built-in bench, a freestanding bathtub with hydro-therapy jets, elements of natural stone and wood and plenty of linen storage. This bathroom has the square footage, so these requests are all in the realm of possibility. Because this is pretty much a full gut remodel, I created two animated 3D renderings so the client can see what the finished space could look like before ever picking up the sledgehammer. 

I will receive revisions from the client and hear which layout of the bathroom works better for them later this week, but I just love both designs and wanted to share them right away! 

Design Option #1 

Design Option #1 follows the current footprint of the bathroom fairly closely. I'm rotating bathtub so it is perpendicular to the entrance, which leaves room for a large glass shower that measures 70x40" (about twice as big as the current shower). I kept the vanity where it is, but am swapping it out for a double vanity and separate linen tower. The materials are a mix of dark wood, Carrara marble , River Marble porcelain from DalTile and natural sliced pebbles. The overall look is bright and open with a mix of organic and timeless materials.  

Watch the 3D rendering below - 

Design Option #2

Option #2 is a visually impactful design that optimizes the layout of the room. The configuration is changed so that the first thing you see when you enter the room is a marble feature wall with a floating bamboo vanity. This layout gives more privacy since the shower is hidden behind a tile wall and the bathtub cannot be seen from the bedroom. In addition to being more private, the shower is slightly larger than in Design Option #1 – 84” x 55”. Outside of the shower is a built-in tiled bookcase that can house linen and toiletry storage. In order to make room for the freestanding bathtub in front of the window, the water closet door is moved to a different wall and will swing inwards. The material choices in this design are bamboo, Carrara marble, travertine stone and glass mosaic tile. The overall look is more contemporary and compartmentalized.  

Watch the 3D rendering below - 

I'm in love with both of these designs and can't wait to hear which design concept the client wants to proceed with!

Curious what your master bathroom could look like if it was remodeled to finally fit your needs? Contact me to get started to creating your new bathroom.