Floor Plan After: Spacious Feeling
While the footprint stayed the same, a more open layout, built-in storage, an airy pedestal sink, and a frameless-glass shower wall create a feeling of spaciousness.
1. Carved out an arch to open up an existing dividing wall and doorway that cut the bath in two.
2. Removed a linen closet to allow access to the guest bedroom closet via a pocket door, and added a built-in hutch for storage.
3. Replaced the tub/shower with a glass-enclosed tiled shower stall, and swapped a bulky vanity for a sleek pedestal sink.
4. Widened the narrow doorway by 10 inches to accommodate double doors for a more gracious entry.
Pro advice: "A curved arch helps draw the eye up, visually lifting the ceiling and making a small space feel bigger." —Beth Bynon, interior designer, Oceanside, California