Services Provided: Space Planning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Specifications, Product Sourcing, Construction Administration, Custom Cabinetry
Project Location: Palo Alto, California
The old bathroom of this midcentury Eichler house was extremely small and cramped. The homeowners desired for their new bathroom to have more storage, be age-friendly for 3 generations of family, and appear more spacious than the 37 square feet we had to work with. It was a tall order and we had to make every inch work. Our design opened up the space with a curbless shower, custom ‘floating’ vanity that cantilevered from the wall, and a track-mounted sliding door which eliminated a door swinging into the tiny room. We also gave the homeowners a lot of storage through custom rift oak cabinetry and a built-in linen closet. The shower and sink areas were sleekly designed to allow future wheelchair use without looking institutional. Handmade tile by locally-sourced Heath Ceramics grace the walls and are an appropriate update to the midcentury rancher. We selected a 2×6 stacked pattern for the tile layout, which made the room appear more spacious and clean.