This master bathroom is a study in contrasts: one side of the room features an expansive bank of black cabinets and drawers. The room's other half is clad in gray-and-white marble and dedicated to a curbless shower and freestanding tub.
A number of approaches enabled the bathroom to feel bigger – installation of a new pocket door eliminated congestion and replacing the tub with a curbless shower removed physical as well as visual barriers. The sleek wall-mounted toilet conserves floor space with its tank built inside the wall.
By tucking the curved freestanding tub into a corner by the window, designer Joan Suzio was able to capture space for the walk-in shower. A niche recessed in the wall is a tidy spot to place shampoos and soaps to keep them off the floor or bench. Although a curbless shower with zero threshold was desired, the curb helps keep water off the bathroom floor.
To match the coastal feel of the rest of the home, a light blue double vanity is installed. The subway tile shower is designed curbless for a streamlined look, and soft gray and white tiles ground the master bathroom.
Make sure your bathroom will age gracefully along with you. If you’re going to remodel it anyway, you will never regret adding universal design features that accommodate users of all ages and physical capabilities. Typical UD features include handheld sprays, grab bars, wider doors and curbless showers. It’s a minimal expense to install these features during construction compared to adding them later, and modern versions look sophisticated and design-forward, as in this sleek bath from Greige Design.