after floorplan
Illustration: Ian Worpole
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What They Did

1. Converted a Bedroom. Taking over an 8-by-14-foot room next to the existing bath allowed for a 6-foot tub, walk-in shower, and twin sinks. Relocating the entry to the old bath created a dressing area that links the new bath to the master bedroom.
2. Extended Plumbing. The new bath’s location, next to the old one and above the kitchen, made
it easier to extend water and waste lines. Pairing fixtures—tub and shower on one wall, sinks and toilet opposite them—made running lines more efficient.
3. Maximized Natural Light. Adding a window in the shower and turning a door to an unused balcony into a window near the toilet let in more daylight. Light-reflecting recycled glass tile and a sunny paint color on the built-in amplified the effect.
4. Built In Storage. A custom floor-to-ceiling cabinet holds toiletries, eliminating the need for above-the counter medicine cabinets—and the potential for fall-inducing climbs by little ones.
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