The most personal space in your home is the bathroom – specifically the master bathroom. When you move into a home, it often doesn’t truly feel like it is “yours” until you’ve added personal touches to the master bath. In this case, the homeowners moved into a space that was completely lacking in personality. The builder had installed run-of-the-mill fixtures and called it a day. Worse, because of his height, the husband didn’t even fit into the fiberglass shower!


This Metrowest Boston-area couple turned to designer Mariette Barsoum to reinvigorate the boring bathroom to make it functional and beautiful. Barsoum gave the couple privacy by taking unused space from a closet and turning it into a toilet room. Next, she made the space larger by replacing the massive, unused tub with a large “deck” with a sleek, modern stand-alone bathtub tucked into the window area.


Before, the couple had to share three vanity drawers as their only storage. Today, there is a new cabinet with a frosted glass door to add modern flair. But it is the his-and-hers shower that is the real show stopper. Multiple shower heads, a built-in granite seat, frameless glass enclosure and a towel warming rack all work together to allow them to stretch out and luxuriate in the shower.

Your own dream bathroom is right around the corner. Learn more about design+build.

Share this:

"Mariette, we just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our new kitchen. You were so helpful in the design of our kitchen layout, and you were very good in keeping us up to date on the timing of our cabinet installation. Your installation crew is first-rate and did a terrific job despite some particular challenges in our kitchen setup. In addition, we were very pleased with your follow-up to ensure we were satisfied with everything."

- M.D. Newton, MA