The outdated, poor layout of this Ambler, PA-based master bath did not allow for a comfortable bathing experience. The area was narrow, cramped and only had a small shower, which was not conducive to the relaxation that the clients sought.
Nicole E. Cummings of HomeTech Renovations in Fort Washington, PA, strove to create a bath oasis with a larger shower, a dressing area, more light and a design that went with the client’s traditional but eclectic style. In order to do this, a relocation of the shower was required with a larger, more luxurious wet room taking its place. While the client was thrilled with this idea, it did create some challenges for Cummings. The entire wet room needed to be waterproofed to avoid any future leaks, which required additional labor. Extra space needed to be budgeted behind the Signature Hardware 66″ free-standing tub to allow room for the tub’s inline heater and air jets; and to correctly plumb the free-standing tub fill valve, the ceiling below had to be compromised. In the space where the original shower had been, Cummings put in a dressing area with a floor-length mirror, built-in bench with storage and corner shelves for additional storage. Robe hooks helped avoid additional clutter by letting the clients hang up robes, clothing and towels. The location of the main bathing area near a large window allowed for some natural light, but not for privacy. A window shutter solved the problem, also providing a welcome design detail. Finally, functional and decorative light fixtures were selected to brighten up the space while coordinating with the client’s style.