windowless dark guest bath before remodel
Photo: Mark Lohman
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Dark and Weighed Down: Before

To keep their company more comfortable, the couple enlisted designer Beth Bynon, who carved the dividing-wall doorway into a dramatic arch framing a glass shower enclosure for an uninterrupted front-to-back sight line. She swapped the bulky vanity for a 1920s-style pedestal sink, and the dark floor tile for white hexes. She also eliminated the linen closet just inside the main doorway, allowing direct access to the guest-bedroom closet. A bathroom hutch houses towels and toiletries; wainscoting and crown molding complete the classic look.

"It used to be like a tomb in there," Larry says. "But now it's nice and open. It's the difference between night and day."

Shown: With no windows, the broken-up bath lacked light and air.
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