This Somerset County, New Jersey project request was to remodel the master bathroom that had not been used in years because of the small size and awful condition. The homeowners required a larger shower, grab bars and more overall space. To achieve this, an adjacent closet space was included making the bathroom 32% larger.
Moving the location of plumbing fixtures in an older home is always an adventure. There was a cast iron pipe in the wall between the old bathroom and closet that had to be rerouted. Both the sink and the shower were shifted over, with the added space, spacing out that area better. The bathroom door was also increased in width, adding to the framing work, which required moving the forced hot air vent. The extra space allowed us to design a roomy shower with a bench seat. With the increased width, a sink vanity was used for more storage replacing the old pedestal sink. (more…)