With an emphasis on the plural. This bathroom is shared by four boys, so the design needed masculine appeal and an emphasis on usability.
On the usability front:
- The new vanity is taller and has 6 deep drawers replacing less usable open under-sink space.
- A walk-in shower with frameless glass replaced an unused tub/shower combination.
- The shower tile extends to the ceiling and a wainscot of tile was added not only making the room appear bigger, but expanding the splash zone.
- A shampoo cubby was inserted in the shower wall for easy storage and access to toiletries.
- Towel hooks were installed which take up less space and are more likely to get used by teenage boys.
- A large shower head was installed making quick showers more likely.
For visual appeal:
- Large 12×24 “metalwood” tiles with stacked horizontal bands of narrow glass tile create a clean, masculine look.
- The head-banger cabinet was removed creating a visually larger space.
- Frameless shower glass allows full appreciation of the stunning new shower tile.
- Tone on tone grays create a calm and less busy space.
- New nickel plumbing fixtures, bathroom accessories and lighting finished off the new look.