I've been working with a client on a very small bathroom. The bath in question is in a 1500 square foot ranch house in a valuable neighborhood and it suffered an unfortunate brush with a flipper around eight years ago. Any original character that was in bath when he started ended up in a dumpster. What's left is an out of character attempt at some kind of Shabby Chic as seen through the lens of somebody with $1000 and a long weekend.
Enter me. The client wants something modern and he wants me to maximize the storage while eliminating clutter. As you can see below, this bathroom measures a hair over nine feet by seven feet and maximizing storage is going to be a challenge.
Because this room's so small, I want to make it appear to be as large as possible. So instead of a shower stall, I'm calling for a single sheet of clear glass to define the shower area. All of the cabinetry will be raised a foot off the floor and every square inch of this room is going to be tiled in white marble.
If I remove the wall behind the shower you can see the sink elevation.
Here's the vanity and mirror from a little closer in.
All of this cabinetry's being made by a local cabinet maker and all of it will be natural walnut. That vanity cabinet is based on the idea of a Luce vanity sink from LaCava acting as both a sink and a counter.
In the interest of maximizing space, There's a pull out rack behind the right door of the vanity and the mirror slides to the left on hidden guides. Once the mirror's slid out of the way it reveals a counter sunk medicine cabinet in the wall.
On the other side of the bath, there's a tall cabinet. It too is sitting a foot off the ground.
The center compartment has a fold out dressing table, for lack of a better term, that slides in and out of the center compartment.
There's general storage in the compartments above and below the fold out table.
I'm still hunting for the right wall-mounted toilet and I welcome any and all suggestions.
The wall-mounted faucet will be the Virage from Brizo of course, as will the shower.
Although I have to admit I was lured by the siren's song of Hansgrohe, mostly for this photo.
Wow. Now I need to take a cold shower.
So by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, this bathroom will have been dragged into this century and by using decent finishes and fixtures, this client won't ever have to renovate this bath again.