This sophisticated master bathroom space proves you need not sacrifice larger-than-life style in a small bathroom design. When the client asked for a fabulous makeover to turn a powder room into an en suite bathroom in her downtown Boston unit, the Divine team went to work creating a design that satisfied comfort and class while working with the existing dimensions and plumbing. This small bathroom design now packs a lot of personality.
The entry point of the bathroom was limiting the options of the layout. To remedy this, the bathroom door was moved to the front of the hallway, adding another two feet to the length of the room. That small change made a big difference in the comfort of the space, and along with other space-saving changes, allowed the team to bring a feeling of luxury to this cozy bathroom.
Working with a small bathroom design means that every selection makes a big impact. In a narrow room, eliminating the traditional square shower surround can completely change the feel of the space. In this case, a curved shower door on a slider reduced the footprint without making the shower feel cramped. Using a curved shower door also allowed for the installation of a slim-line toilet, which looks ultra-modern and keeps the space from looking crowded.
To punctuate the upscale urban feeling of the space, a custom vanity was designed. This served to maximize storage, while complementing the rest of the color selections in the room. The custom vanity provided under-sink cabinet storage, and six drawers to contain everything you need to be comfortable in the new space. For even more storage, a large wall-mount medicine cabinet was installed. The large square mirror further opened up the space, and provided storage for small bathroom necessities.
The exposed brick wall of the bathroom lends a sophisticated urban feeling to this Boston dwelling, and the design team capitalized on its appeal with colors and fixture selections that elevated the room to a luxury atmosphere. Creams and light natural stone tiles were selected for the walls, floor, and vanity top. Using light natural materials served to open up the space, balance the darker brick wall, and take advantage of the light in the room. The marble vanity top was a favorite of the client, making its inclusion in the design an extra pleasing addition.
"I wanted to send a note thanking you for all the work you did on both my new kitchen and bath. Both rooms came out so much better than Rob and I could have ever imagined."
- N.L. Canton, MA