AN UNUSUAL AND CHALLENGING PROJECT
This unusual master bath was large and built on two levels, with an awkward flow. It required “out of the box” thinking.
Prior to remodeling, the commode was on the upper level, the bathtub in the middle, and the sinks on the lower level–four steps down. The shower was small and cramped. In addition, heating and cooling were issues due to the bath’s location above the garage.
The homeowners wanted to keep their existing vanity, which was relocated to the upper level. This involved careful deconstruction and reconstruction of the cabinetry in its new location. The clients also wanted mirrors and medicine cabinets above the sinks, with integrated lighting. The biggest challenge was how to install these without obstructing the sightline from the master bedroom and the open views around and under the mirrors.
The creative solution was to float the mirrors. Schroeder Design/Build designed an H-shaped custom metal tube frame to add rigidity since the cabinets were raised high. Lighting wiring was hidden within the tubes.
The vaulted ceiling, with its many angles, provided a different challenge. Because the tube frame was in one piece, ceiling clearance was an obstacle, and determining the mirror height and inserting the posts were difficult. However, we were determined to create this spa-like master bath.