Apart from being dated, hello powder blue bathroom and shoe box master bathroom shower, the original layout was simply not functional for the family's needs. Originally, the basement bathroom required guests to walk through a maze-like corridor, making it almost impossible to find. This resulted in guests using the upstairs hall bathroom, which brought them into spaces the homeowner wanted to keep separated for their kids.
The solution was to play around with the floor plan. Upstairs, our team absorbed the original hall bath into the master bathroom, giving it plenty of space for a luxurious shower and Jack and Jill sink. Then, we took the guest bedroom closet with a portion of the closet from one of the kid's bedrooms to create a new hall bath. This also meant it was no longer right at the top of the stairs, leading guests to turn toward the basement bathroom. Finding the basement bathroom became much more accessible as our team relocated and opened up the space. This helped create a separate area for the children's playthings while keeping them in the site line of the main family room.
Before: The space the hall bathroom is now located used to be dead hallway space, as well as the closet to the guest bedroom and one of the children's bedrooms.
After: Made to be playful and relaxing, this space uses a bold, earthy emerald green tile for the shower and adds luxe gold finishes on everything from the shower head to the hardware to provide an extra pop.
Before: Elongated yet cramped, this bathroom was cut off from the rest of the house and functioned as a personal office bathroom. It didn't offer too much function and had zero style, apart from making everything beige.
After: The space is a perfect balance of bold and subtle. The shower has a playful, bright tile that perfectly matches the floor grout. This is balanced by a neutral-colored vanity that includes drawer storage.