As part of a broader remodel of this Boston-area condo boasting an extraordinary Charles River view, our objective for the bathroom was to modernize the small bathroom with a modest increase in space, to elevate its overall functionality and aesthetic. To achieve this, we pulled a few inches of space from the back of the adjacent bedroom closet, allowing for the inclusion of a deep walnut vanity. As walnut can be quite susceptible to the effects of sunlight, it often doesn’t have a chance to shine in rooms with a lot of natural light. In this bathroom, however, we didn’t have natural light to contend with and were able to bring in luxurious walnut cabinetry. The darker wood was balanced with polished nickel fixtures and lighting, from the Kohler Margaux suite.
One of the constraints in this bathroom was the location of the toilet – as the plumbing is established in this location for the entire building, this could not be moved, and it impacted the space available for a former tub. To make better use of this space and placement, we converted the tub to a shower and extended the porcelain tile along the wall behind the toilet, creating a clean and cohesive aesthetic. In the shower, marble tile on the floor delivers an understated elegance, accented by polished nickel fixtures, set just inside the entry to allow for easy access.
The overall effect is a sleek, modern, and appealing bathroom that is far more functional and complements the redesigned home and the homeowners’ style.