Kitchen & Bath Design: Master Bath Makeover

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Expanding this bath just enough for an upscale shower, deep tub, more storage, and separate his-and-hers vanities provides the spa-like atmosphere homebuyers want.

May 13, 2014

Space in this master bath plan was very tight and offered very few of the spa-like amenities that new-home buyers are seeking. Pushing the bath’s entrance into the hallway and replacing a tub that has a very large deck gives the room a significant increase in usable area. A large and luxurious glass-enclosed shower is now the focal point of the room, and there is still enough space for a good-sized tub. His-and-hers vanities (and a special makeup area for her) provide additional touches of luxury that buyers crave.

Michael O’Brien is the owner of Change Design, based in Wilmette, Ill. He is an architect who specializes in kitchen design, space planning, and cabinetmaking, with more than 20 years experience working in the high-end custom residential market.

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