Bath Makeover

Atlanta-Home-Improvement-2009-12-BathView the article in Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine (PDF).

This Colonial-style home’s master bath had been remodeled in the 1980s. However, the remodeled bathroom was not very efficient, and the homeowners complained of not having enough storage.

Additionally, the style of the bathroom seemed out of place with the rest of the residence. The homeowners wanted to remodel within the existing footprint, keeping as much of the existing plumbing locations in place to reduce construction costs.

The new master bathroom contains a walk-in closet, more storage, a soaking tub, a private water closet, a large shower and two large vanity areas with recessed medicine cabinets.

All of the available space was utilized to provide ample storage and grooming areas. The new cabinetry-style tub skirt actually attaches to the frame with strong magnetic latches, allowing easy access for servicing the pump or other tub components. The new layout provides privacy and efficiency, making busy mornings a little less hectic.

Finishes and fixtures are a mixture of “high and low.” Wherever possible, lower-cost finishes were used by working with locally available, in-stock materials. This allowed more of the budget to be invested in high-quality fixtures (the real “workhorses” of a bathroom). The result is a new master bath that complements the existing architecture of the home while providing a soothing yet efficient oasis for a busy couple.


  • Cabinetry: Adelphi Kitchens
  • Hardware: Kohler
  • Countertops: Travertine by Creative Stone
  • Shower: Travertine tile by Renaissance Tile & Bath
  • Floor: Porcelain tile by Zumpano