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2015 Regional CotY and Chrysalis Award Winner- Master Bath Flip-Flop

This project won a 2015 Regional Chrysalis Award, a Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award in the Residential Bath $25,000 to $50,000 category and two 2014 COTY Awards in the Residential Bath category, $30,000 to $60,000. It was published in the Winter 2015 Kitchens and Baths issue of Fine Homebuilding.
A leaking shower encouraged these homeowners to remodel their Master Bath. The L-shaped room had been remodeled in the 50’s and they were looking for a classic design solution to suit the style of their vintage home. During demolition, additional space was revealed behind the existing toilet. High on their list of priorities was to maximize the shower size; turning this area into a shower and moving the toilet to the former shower location was the perfect solution. Structural work on the old floor joists had to be completed before new large-diameter pipes could be installed in the floor. A large window in the new shower presented an obvious privacy concern, but a two-tiered solution solved this problem. We replaced the clear glass of the existing storm window with obscure glass, and filled the old interior window with obscure glass block. The final design evolved as the room was rebuilt. Classic white Subway tile was paired with marble accent pieces for the walls, vanity, shower nook and bench seat. To maintain a clean look, in-floor electric heat was added to warm the room. Cabinetry details were inspired by window trim found throughout the home. Photos by Greg Schmidt
Project Year: 2014
Project Cost: $50,001 - $75,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 55419
2015 Regional CotY and Chrysalis Award Winner- Master Bath Flip-Flop
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Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original room. Photos by Greg Schmid...More
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Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original room. Photos by Greg Schmid...More
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Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original room. Photos by Greg Schmid...More
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Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original room. Photos by Greg Schmid...More
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Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original room. Photos by Greg Schmid...More
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2015 Regional CotY and Chrysalis Award Winner- Master Bath Flip-Flop
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Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original room. Photos by Greg Schmid...More
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The clear exterior storm window glass was replaced with obscure glass at a local hardware store, giving the homeowners an added layer of shower privacy beyond the glass block. Photos by Greg Schmidt
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Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original room. Photos by Greg Schmid...More
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Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original room. Photos by Greg Schmid...More
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Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original room. Photos by Greg Schmid...More
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Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original room. Photos by Greg Schmid...More
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Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original room. Photos by Greg Schmid...More
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Before and after images. Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original ro...More
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Before and after images. Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original ro...More
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Before and after images. Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original ro...More
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2015 Regional CotY and Chrysalis Award Winner- Master Bath Flip-Flop
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Before and after images. Removing a non-structural wall behind the toilet revealed extra space below the roof of this second-floor bath. We worked with the homeowners to develop a new plan and flipped the plumbing; building a generous shower in place of the toilet and vice versa. The idea produced a surprisingly spacious Master Bath, maintaining the L-shape of their original ro...More
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