Challenge Lighten up the existing bathroom and separate it from the master closet. Upgrade to high-quality, durable materials. Share the space with two cats. Provide a place to apply makeup. Add a touch of the homeowners’ aesthetic.
Solution Give the master closet a new door and assign it its own space. Build in a new vanity with a side opening to accommodate/hide the cat box. Line the cabinet bottom and sides with a high-quality laminate for easy cleanup.
Results The new custom cherry vanity ties in beautifully with the home’s traditional style, but an airship-themed custom backsplash and tiled shower insert speak to the owners’ fondness for steampunk.
Opening up the previously enclosed shower with a sliding glass door brings dimension and depth to the room. New recessed lighting provides warmth, while the surface-mount crystal pendant adds a touch of elegance.
And unless you look for the cat box, you don’t know it’s there.