Picturesque Family Bath Remodel
Fresh finishes and distinct zones give this shared bath extra function
Sleek Shared Bath: After
When a family grows up, their shared spaces have to grow with them. For Betina Simmons and Ian Blaine, that meant revamping their 1927 Seattle house's only upstairs bath to fit the couple and their two tween children—with a minimum of fighting for mirror space and shower time. In the process, they hoped to give it a look both classic and contemporary.
The couple enlisted architect Liselotte Kragh, who gutted the room and devised a new shareable two-part layout. Traditional elements, such as marble hex tile underfoot and schoolhouse lights overhead, blend seamlessly with modern touches, like sleek faucets and angular vessel sinks. The result is a brighter, cleaner-looking space that makes room for everyone. "It's a very peaceful space now," says Betina. "And we're not in each other's hair as much."