Master suite addition and renovation
When an empty-nester couple had the opportunity to transform their cramped 1960s, first-floor master bedroom and bathroom, they wanted a transformative, upscale renovation. Despite limited space both inside and out, as well as side yard zoning restrictions, an addition to the side of the house accommodated a new master bath, walk-in closet, suite entry vestibule, and ample built-in storage. The former master bathroom was removed and its space immersed in the new master suite vestibule. The use of a gable roof addition and a vaulted ceiling in the bathroom, allowed for an operable, motorized skylight, thus ensuring optimal ventilation. What was once a cramped, outdated bathroom, is now a spa-like space. Because space constraints did not allow for a bath tub, a roll-in, doorless shower complete with a simple frosted glass panel, limestone-capped bench, and windows with private garden views offers convenience and elegance in everyday bathing. The double-sink vanity and its framed mirror wall provide a visual focal point, while custom white cabinetry and a limestone countertop with undermount sinks contribute to the simplistic yet resort feel. For a limited-budget project that included an interior and exterior remodel, the finished work is an impressive fusion of space and material. Designed in a cost-effective way that suited the owner's needs, the house now looks and feels like the upscale suite they always desired.