Removing garden tub in master bath remodel


Original bathroom with a view:   This home was built in 1998 in Plum Creek Village subdivision on the east side of Carmel.  The current owners are the second owner of the home, which backs up to Plum Creek Golf Course with a beautiful view from the master bedroom.

Why remodel:   According to the owner, “The number one reason was to get rid of the garden tub, as we had no need for it.  We wanted to update the bathroom, giving it a warmer feel.  We also wanted to enlarge the shower.”

Design phase:   “The designers helped us figure out what we could do with the bathroom and how to get the look we wanted.  We did not have a design in mind, but once we saw the arch design, we knew that was for us.  We had thought about flipping the shower area and the toilet area, but it was too costly.”

Vanity details:   Favorite part:  “The vanity is my favorite part.  I like the openness and flow of it, with one large continuous unit.  We are trying to not clutter it up with all of our stuff now.  We are using the tower cabinets to store items that were on the countertops before.  For my husband, the enlarged luxury shower is the favorite.”

Closet details:   “The closet was an afterthought, but we felt that as long as we were doing this beautiful bathroom, we might as well complete it with the closet.  It is the same size, but we removed the door and put in an archway.  It makes it feel like part of the bathroom now.  The closet organizer makes everything much neater.  Everything has a place now.”

Favorite features:   The owner commented, “Before the remodel, we had contractor-grade materials in the bathroom.  Now it is so much more luxurious.  We feel like we have created a tastefully elegant place just for us.”

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