The bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in the home, so it can really be a pain-point if the design isn’t correct. Luckily there are ways to renovate a bathroom to bring it up to a more usable standard. For example, take this San Francisco bathroom remodel in St. Francis Woods by Kimball Starr – it started out as 2 separate rooms, one with just a water closet and another room with the sink, tub and shower stall. This isn’t a space efficient layout where space is limited and no sink in the same room as the toilet is also not ideal.
Enter Kimball Starr, who saw potential for reworking this less than optimal floor plan. In order to maximize the available space and create a layout that flows better in the bathroom, if you’ll pardon the pun, we removed the separating wall along with the tub, and closed off one of the doorways.
By removing the separating wall and closing off the second doorway, the spaces were finally unified. A custom-made cabinetry piece was created as a visual block in front of the toilet as you enter the bathroom, so it’s not the first thing you see, and provides abundant storage for towels, cleaning supplies, and toiletries. The flooring is porcelain tiles made to look like stone, with excellent durability, and laid at a 45 degree angle to visually elongate the space.
A custom-designed mahogany vanity was sized to utilize every inch of space in the area where the tub existed, increasing functionality and storage, and providing a serene place to beautify and clean hands and face.
Beautiful handmade elongated geometric ceramic tiles by Pratt & Larson cover the upper part of the shower in varying shades of cream, bone and ivory, combined with simple classic subway tiles on the lower shower walls. To finish off the shower, the flooring is the same as the bathroom but cut into small squares to prevent a slippery floor. The curbless shower entry gives a seamless look, and coupled with the grab bar provides appropriate design elements for aging in place.
Now this bathroom is a beautiful, tranquil space that echoes the rest of the home! If you have a challenging bathroom space that needs to be reconfigured, and you don’t know how to approach the work, call in the San Francisco bathroom design expert, Kimball Starr Interior Design!
Kimball Starr Interior Design is a professional bathroom design firm for all shapes and sizes of baths. The award-winning San Francisco interior design firm provides full bath design from concept to completion including finish & fixture selections, construction documents, and contractor recommendations.