Our recent clients in Grand Prairie, Texas were looking to make updates and modifications throughout the majority of their 20-year-old home. One of their top priorities was upgrading the dated, crowded, and poorly laid out master bathroom. Not only were we able to create a beautiful, modern look, but also a more functional space with handicap-accessible features.
The original bathroom was designed by the builder to appeal to potential buyers, with double vanities, a corner garden tub, and a modern framed glass shower. While these features might sound good on paper and certainly would intrigue a new home buyer, the reality was that the bathroom was much too small for two vanities, the corner tub was difficult to get to, and the framed glass was small and quickly became outdated.
FLOOR PLAN: BEFORE
Not only did the bathroom feel crowded, but the location of the entrance door and the fact that it opened inward to the bathroom made it almost impossible for someone to use the vanity sink behind it.
Upon discussing these concerns with the clients, our designers put together a much more efficient, streamlined layout for the master bathroom and created realistic 3-D renderings to provide our clients with a visual of their remodeling space.
FLOOR PLAN: AFTER
The updated plans involved eliminating the center vanity and replacing it with a new tub. The original framed glass shower was removed and replaced with a larger, door-less shower which extended to the corner where the tub once used to be. This new shower is wide enough to allow for a wheel chair, and also includes a small floor ramp for easy access.
The plans also showed the shortening of the wall between the toilet room and the bathroom entrance, allowing the door to be moved slightly to the right. This created an open walkway to the center of the bathroom to provide more space for the vanity on the opposite side. Additional storage space was also created with the larger vanity and custom cabinets installed over the toilet.
Also contributing to the more spacious feel was the replacement of the inward-swinging door with two double doors that swung outward into the bedroom.
The new layout is a warm welcome upon entering the remodeled bathroom. The centerpiece is a beautiful oversized Kohler-Archer bathtub – our go-to choice for skirted bathtubs. Convenient niches were installed above the tub and on both sides of the shower to hold soaps and shampoos (or candles, shown here, for the ultimate spa experience!). The strategically placed stainless steel towel racks and grab bars complement the neutral tiles, paint colors and vinyl plank flooring used throughout the bathroom.
The dividing wall beside the shower is topped with a frosted glass panel, providing for privacy and a modern aesthetic while still allowing ample light into the shower. What a beautiful, functional transformation!
We’d like to say a big thank you to all of our designers, project managers, craftsmen, and vendors that were involved in this project:
Structural Design: Mike Medford, Sr.
Aesthetic Design: Stephanie Milford
Draftsman: Brandon Jinkins
Renderings: Kourtney Smith Davis
Project Manager: Dave Broadfield
Carpentry: Donovan Cole, Michael Edwards
Cabinets: Bailey Cabinets
Glass: Kindred Glass
Plumbing: Express Plumbing
Electrical: Marc Miller Electric
Drywall: Alex Green Drywall
Paint: Philip Painting Company
Flooring: Hiltons Flooring
Tile & Counters: HRG Granite
HVAC: Southern Air
Masonry: James Slayton
Photography: Impressia Photography
If you have a bathroom that is overcrowded, poorly laid out, or outdated, our design team would be happy to help you create the perfect space to meet your needs! Contact us today for more information!
The Medford Remodeling Team