Modest moves, big gains
Small adjustments create a visually coordinated, functional, and comfortable bathroom
Before (click on thumbnail photo, below left):
It was the typical small bath: a charmless jumble in a constricted 5- by 7-foot space.
The conventional wall-mounted sink, the projecting medicine-cabinet mirror, and the storage cabinet swallowed up the narrow space opposite the tub.
The architect took a tailorlike approach, making small adjustments ― like nips and tucks in a piece of fabric ― to create a visually coordinated, functional, and comfortable room.
The clean, uncluttered look reflects several key decisions. A new rounded sink occupies less space.
The room’s lines are simplified by treating the entire wall above the sink as a mirror and by a medicine cabinet built into what had been a jog in the wall to the right of the sink.
Using tile as wainscoting unifies the space.
Design: Mark Creedon, M2 Studio, Sonoma, CA (707/938-8345)