A freestanding soaking tub sits below a minimalist picture window that frames the view to the lake. The new clerestory window above the vanity echoes the existing skylights, which work beautifully into the reconfigured space. The windows were all replaced to maximize natural light and privacy.
The frameless glass shower increases in value with a larger footprint, recessed storage niche, and frosted panels for privacy. The curbless entry, engineered quartz bench, handrail, and hand shower with thermostatic temperature control also up its worth in safety and accessibility.
A double-sink vanity—in cherry veneer with a white quartz waterfall counter—offers the couple plenty of storage without hogging too much porcelain-tiled floor space. The large, unframed mirror reflects light and captures outdoor views.
Despite its half-bath square footage, the homeowners were intent on the downstairs bathroom functioning like a full bath, complete with frameless shower. A compact two-drawer vanity and minimalist palette of gray porcelain tile, chrome fixtures, and glass lend the bath an uncluttered appeal. But it’s the shower—with foldable glass doors—that enables the small space to meet the couple’s big expectations.
The OpenSpace shower enclosure from Duravit features two self-locking glass screens that can simply fold back against their adjoining walls when not use. The clever screens—available in translucent or mirrored glass—even conceal the tap fittings and shower hose when in the open position to free up valuable space. In particular, the mirror screen, which functions in either position, makes of the room appear much larger than it is.