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This ensuite makeover took a dated, inefficient space and transformed it into a modern, welcoming, and functional retreat. The ensuite was a generous size, but poorly laid out, with a tiny cave of a shower, an outdated platform tub, and an awkward makeup vanity.

“The original bathroom was dark and closed in and there was a dropped ceiling and walls in the toilet area. It was like a cubicle,” says Gladwin owner David Gladwin.

While the location of the fixtures was not changed, everything else was overhauled:

  • The dated tub enclosure was removed and replaced with an oval freestanding tub and floor-mounted tub filler.
  • A linen closet was removed and a small part of the walk-in closet was claimed to create the roomy glassed-in shower. (A bench beside the tub now provides towel storage.)
  • The vanity is now on-trend floating cabinetry with under-cabinet night lighting for an added touch.
  • Details such as the heated floors and rain shower head pamper the owners.

The project, which took six weeks to complete, shows how you can transform a space while keeping fixtures in their original locations.

Source: Anita Murray, All Things Home

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