This master bathroom, like many bathrooms in Durham, was in dire need of a face lift. This spacious, traditional style bathroom featured all of the hot commodities from the 90’s, like a jacuzzi tub (that was no longer used) , a huge walk-in closet (that was big enough to be a bedroom), a water closet (that had the door removed because it was in the way), and of course the corner shower stall with the lowered tile ceiling that feels like a dungeon. While these features were all the rage 30 years ago, our clients had a different vision in mind.
The angled layout of the bathroom limited the potential to reconfigure the space freely, at least not without making major changes such as reconfiguring adjoining rooms to rob space or go without desirable amenities. Once we were able to take measurements and think in plan view, we were able to pinpoint some minor changes that would make a huge impact on the feel and flow of the space. The large walk-in closet could afford to lose a few square feet, so we decided to move the central wall over 8 inches, which provided enough space to meet code requirements on bathroom clearances and create the open feeling the clients desired.