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Master Bath Gets Minor Overhaul with Major Impact
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Master Bath Gets Minor Overhaul with Major Impact

Simple changes add storage and light.

Case Architects & Remodelers created a seat nook in the enlarged shower in this modern Alexandria, Virginia bathroom.

Case Architects & Remodelers created a seat nook in the enlarged shower in this modern Alexandria, Virginia bathroom. Photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg

When the owners of a condominium in a high-rise building in Alexandria decided to give their master bathroom an update, they knew that the basic footprint of the space could not be altered. They worked with Elena Eskandari and April Case Underwood of The Case Architects & Remodelers to bring their plan to fruition.

“We enlarged the shower by gaining some wasted space behind the shower wall, allowing them to create a shower seat nook,” said Underwood. “[We] also eliminated a wall between the toilet and the vanity, which created a much larger vanity set with plenty of storage inside and ample counter space.

“The vanities are wall hung or “floating,” which makes the space seem larger,” added Eskandari. “Because the owners like modern design, it was important to use contemporary-looking fixtures and finishes, such as high-gloss slab door cabinets with minimal hardware, geometric accent tile, and square-shaped plumbing fixtures in a chrome finish.”

The couple choose sleek medicine cabinets with built-in lights which provide additional storage as well as light. The existing jetted tub remained, but got a facelift with new glass hexagon tile backsplash.

“The owners wanted to bring more color into the space so they selected a light pastel color for the walls,” said Underwood.