vanity sink cabinets after bathroom remodel
Photo: Stacey Brandford

Lack of Privacy

In the eternal quest for an additional bath, owners of older homes have been known to do strange things. Consider the arrangement that greeted Canadians Anamaria and Stephen Manna when they bought their 1914 house, in Toronto, Ontario. Previous owners had crafted an odd, 350-square-foot L-shaped bath with a carpeted sitting area on the second floor. With an interior window onto the hall and a French door, "privacy was what the bath lacked most," says the couple's designer, Jane Lockhart.

Shown: To-the-ceiling cabinets on each side help keep the shared vanity clutter-free. Cabinets: Luxor
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