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A hopelessly small family bathroom gets some breathing room and a new lease on life with the addition of some much-needed space stolen from adjacent closets in two different rooms.

A teak custom vanity and recessed wall cabinet were fitted into an alcove created by stealing space from two closets. The lighting – top, back-lit and under were all an important part of the atmosphere the homeowners were hoping to achieve. Cabinetry: Silver Touch Cabinetry, Burnaby, BC. Design: Elizabeth Minish Design Photo Credit: Kyla Bailey

An in-the-wall niche within reach but high enough to be out of the way of the head of a bather adds functionality to this shower/tub combination. Since the bath is used as much or more than the shower, the homeowners opted for a shower curtain rather than a glass enclosure.

The home owners are both dedicated bathers so a deep soaker tub was a priority, as was a hand-shower that could be accessed by a bather. The horizontal drain on the Archer tub by Kohler makes for an extra few inches of water depth without having to rely on extra-high side walls that make getting in and out of the shower more difficult. An excellent choice for a bath/shower combination.

Project Year: 2014
Project Cost: $25,001 – $50,000
Country: Canada