Tub or No Tub in My Master Bathroom?

Do you have to have a bath tub in your master bathroom? That is a question we now ask ourselves in bathroom remodels, because more and more people are putting a greater focus on wanting a larger, more luxurious shower.
master bathroom remodel

When we first visited this client’s home to look at their existing master bathroom, three main things stood out:

  • The absolutely horrible layout and wasted space
  • The amount of valuable space the garden tub took up
  • The pitifully small shower
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Before – His vanity space and garden tub area
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Before – Small shower
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Before – Another view of the shower and Her vanity wall

The main goals for this bathroom was to:

  • Update the bathroom with an old, world feel
  • Bigger shower – the husband is over 6′ tall and the current shower is NOT cutting it
  • More and better organization and storage space

Our first question to our clients was – “Do you use your bathtub?”

We had to stay with the current space of this bathroom and make it live larger and better. Which meant, we needed the flexibility to move things around, because the current choppy layout was not going to work anymore. We could not move the water closet, but we could move the vanities and tub/shower and still be able to use the water lines where they are. But the tub takes up the best place to move the shower to make it larger.

The answer was no, they did not use or need their shower. And their realtor gave us the green light to remove the tub in the master, also. As long as you still have a tub somewhere in the house, home owners are putting a higher priority on larger showers in the master, than in having to have a tub.

So, it was bye bye tub and hello fabulous new shower with lots of space and natural light filtering and state of the art control system. And by consolidating all the cabinets along the one, long wall, they now have all the room they storage space they can dream off!

master bathroom, remodel, shower
After – Large Luxury Shower – Design Terravista Interior Design Group | Krytondra Mamou Photography
master bathoom, vanity, cabinets
After – Vanity wall – Design Terravista Interior Design Group | Krytondra Mamou Photography
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After – Linen and Laundry Cabinet – Design Terravista Interior Design Group | Krytondra Mamou Photography
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After – Design Terravista Interior Design Group | Krytondra Mamou Photography
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After – Design Terravista Interior Design Group | Krytondra Mamou Photography

We would love to help you design the master bathroom you have been dreaming of and create a room that hugs you when you walk in. Give us call and we set up a complimentary Discovery Call to get your project started. 🙂

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