US Home and Architectural Trends US Home & Architectural Vol. 30/8 - Page 104

Serene air This reinvented master bathroom offers a refined, peaceful aesthetic – compartmentalized areas optimize functionality and a sense of space Above: A custom vanity provides a leading transitional element in this reworked master bathroom created in a house built in the early 1900s. Modern handles and a clean-lined mirror balance the paneled doors and drawers and classic faucets. Right: A traditional freestanding bathtub with pedestal skirt and wrought iron towel rack were fitting inclusions. The original window shutters were retained. 102 Remodeling a master bath in an older home is likely to be something of a balancing act between connecting the design with the overall decor and introducing a fresher, more modern accent. This was the fine line that architect and designer Taunya Nelson had to follow to create this airy master bathroom. First of all, some structural changes were made by builder search | save | share at Ed Roskowinski, of Vujovich Design Build, to enlarge the available space. “We carved out part of an adjacent porch to make room for a tub in the new bathroom,” says Nelson. “To optimize function we defined areas of use – the tub and vanity are separated from the shower, and the toilet and linen storage are in a niche at the far end of the space.”