Master Bath as a Grown-Up Getaway
Relocating the master bath away from the kid zone allows for a spacious, light-filled master-suite retreat
Bright Bath with Shiplap Details: After
A master bath should be a place to escape and unwind—especially when you've got two kids under age 4. Designer Alys Protzman and her husband had that in mind while redoing the upstairs of their 1880s North Carolina farmhouse. Tucked into their bedroom, which was across the hall from the kids' rooms, the old master bath had an awkward layout, no tub, and no actual door. So, working with architect Erik Van Mehlman, they decided to start fresh, bumping out the back of the house 15 feet to allow for a new master suite. Both children's rooms would be in the front of the house, and dressing closets would add a buffer zone between adult and kid spaces.
Shown: Light-filled and inviting, the newly built master bath features farmhouse-appropriate shiplap walls, a focal-point soaking tub, and separate vanities.