When it comes to owning a home, necessity is often the mother of reinvention. For Tim and Elizabeth Dugan of Kenilworth, Illinois, the need to reimagine their space grew out of the realization that their three boys (an 11-year-old and 8-year-old twins) had been bumping elbows in the hall bathroom they shared. The misguided bath remodel shouted 1980s. It lacked both practicality and privacy, with the toilet on display between the shower and the partially enclosed tub.
Just when the couple were drawing up plans to update their Prairie-style home’s master bath—the victim of a botched 1980s-style redo—the project looked as if it would be trumped by the boys’ needs. Then their architect, Chip Hackley, had a lightbulb moment and found a solution to make daily life a bit easier for the whole family. The windowed space that was formerly the master bedroom makes a spacious location for the new vintage-look console double sink and wood-framed, recessed medicine cabinets from Waterworks
, a towel bar from Chicago Brass
, and a sconce from Rejuvenation
See the rest of this remodel in A Sitting Room Sacrificed for a Bigger Bath