remodeled bathroom showing open layout contrasted with inset photo of original layout
Photo: Wendell T. Webber; inset photo by Ryan Benyi
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Rethink Inefficient Floor Plans

Reconfigure the layout to get the most utility out of a limited footprint. Though costly, sometimes an effective floor-plan alteration works wonders. Take a close look at a small room's layout and see how you can maximize space. To make the most of this tiny master bath, the homeowners tucked the tub in just below the window (and shortened the window for privacy). This gave them enough room to pack in a double vanity where the old tub used to be. "Turning the tub also helped aesthetically," says Streaman. "A toilet, tub, and vanity all along one wall make a bathroom look like a bowling alley."

Cabinetry: American Woodmark
Plumbing fixtures and medicine cabinet: Kohler
Countertops: CaesarStone
Floor tile: Dal-Tile
Wall tile: Mondial Tile
Plumbing contractor: Aladdin Plumbing Corp.
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