Since they were renovating the adjacent bedroom anyway, they decided to gut the cramped bath and enlarge it by annexing closet space. That allowed a new layout, with the tub in a tile-rimmed alcove. The couple chose vintage-style fixtures and a classic black-and-white tile scheme, then finished the walls with a warm red that glows when the sun shines through a leaded window. "The dust was hard to live with," says Annmarie, "but now it's the perfect bath for us, with plenty of room to maneuver."
Shown: The bath was so narrow the tub was practically on top of the toilet.