This outdated 1988 bathroom felt overcrowded by the tiled in jacuzzi bath, dark grout and shower. We loved the window placement as it provided privacy from the neighbors and an incredible amount of natural light while giving the homeowners a view of their gorgeous backyard lush with trees and native plants overlooking a hill. We switched out the jacuzzi for a freestanding soaker tub and opted for larger profiled tiles with a lighter grout to expand the space. The details in the original bathroom were so busy that the focus was taken away from the view of the backyard. The new tile, grout and tub really brought that outdoor view in.
The original shower was designed with glass block which we assume was intended to bring light into an area that would have been shadowed, however it didn't feel anymore open than if it had been a tiled wall. We closed off the extra door into the master bedroom to the left which opened up the layout of the shower and added a pantry in the extra space with towel warmer installed to the empty adjacent wall.
A large fixed glass wall and frameless door brought in the light needed to that side of the bathroom. We finished the curb with beautiful Calacatta quartz remnants and the floor with mosaic Carrara tile that matches the niche.
There was originally minimal built in storage, so we designed a niche that spanned the length of the shower at an easily accessible height.