Eliminating Tub for Enlarged Door-Less Shower



ORIGINAL MASTER BATH:   This home is located in the Kings Mill subdivision on the west side ofCarmel.  The home was built in 1994 and the current owners have lived in the home for 13 years.

REMOVING A TUB:   The homeowner wanted to update the master in line with their lifestyle.   “We wanted a bathroom that was compatible with our lifestyle.  Easier to maintain – the less maintenance, the happier I am.  I love stone/granite and wanted to have that in the bathroom.”  The design focused on eliminating the large garden tub and making room for a larger shower.  According to the owner, “We’ve had a Jacuzzi tub in every house we have owned and have never used them.  We don’t miss the tub at all.  We are on the go all the time and it takes too long to fill up.  Also, the jets get moldy because we rarely use them.   On top of that, everything in the bathroom was dated, ugly, and impractical.  And, we could never get it to look clean.”


SHOWER DETAILS:   The walk-in and door less shower is the owner’s favorite part.   “The shower is terrific – we wanted a great shower.  The towel warmer and the heated floors are great, and my wife really likes having a ceiling fan.  The heated floors are on a timer so they can be ready for me in the morning.”

CABINET DETAILS:   The homeowner decided to salvage part of the vanity area.   “We kept the cabinets as they were only 6 years old, and had them painted.  We also kept our mirrors, light fixtures, and toilet.”

FINISH DETAILS:   The homeowner loved the final results.  “We have placed photos of this project on our website, Houzz and Facebook so far.  I talk about bringing luxury into your own home, and how the granite bench is like a piece of art.  The larger rectangular tiles are a popular trend that we really enjoy also.”

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