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Six Bathrooms That Got Rid Of The Tub & Why You Should Too
Courtesy of www.houzz.com
BATHTUBS, WHILE A COMMON BATHROOM FEATURE IN MOST HOMES, OFTEN GO UNUSED. FIFTY-SIX PERCENT OF RESPONDENTS TO A HOUZZ SURVEY SAY THEY NEVER USE THEIR TUB FOR TAKING A BATH. SO IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE OPTING TO TAKE OUT THE TUB ALTOGETHER WHEN THEY REMODEL THEIR BATHROOM. CERTAINLY, WITH THE CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN CAPE TOWN, IT MAKES SENSE TO FOREGO THE TUB COMPLETELY AND SAVE WATER WITH A STYLISH NEW SHOWER.
1. 1980s Style to Classic Charm
Who uses it: A couple of empty nesters
Location: Salt Lake City
Size: About 50 square feet (4.6 square meters)
A renovation in the 1980s left this bathroom dark and cramped.
A large glass shower greets the homeowners, who chose a plan that would age along with them. The designer, Christa Pirl of Christa Pirl Interiors, focused on adding a shower that allowed easy access should the couple have any mobility problems in the future, something their previous tub didn’t do.
2. Crumbling to Crisp
Bathroom at a Glance
Who uses it: A couple expecting their first child
Size: About 55 square feet (5 square meters)
This 1912 bathroom had patched tile, limited storage and flickering fluorescent lights.
The couple gets a bright, warm bathroom, designed by Brian Osborne of Osborne Construction and Niko Dyshniku of Kole Made, complete with a large shower. (Note: A glass panel was added to create a side on the shower after this photo was taken.) The couple had fewer reservations about having only a shower in this space because the home has another bathroom with a tub.
3. Floral Curtain to Elegant Glass
Who uses it: A single professional woman who travels extensively for work
Location: Charlestown, Massachusetts
Size: 75 square feet (7 square meters)
The shower was tucked back into the corner of the space and was closed off from the rest of the room by a curtain.
Meredith Tomlin-Hilliard and designers from Lee Kimball changed the space into a shower stall. It opened up the space, making the bathroom feel larger, lighter and airier. The shower covers about the same footprint as the previous shower but gives the room a whole different look.
4. Outdated to Efficient
Who uses it: A family of three who regularly has guests
Size: 45 square feet (4.2 square meters)
When the owners purchased this condo, the bathroom had a mismatch of styles in the bathroom, as well as outdated electrical and ventilation.
The renovated bathroom by Projekt Home (Paul Kenning Stewart Design) created a bathroom that efficiently uses space and requires little maintenance. One maintenance saver was the fixed-glass shower door. It also lets in additional light, along with the new window, to make the space brighter.
5. Unloved Pink to Cheerful Rainbow
Who uses it: Artist and psychologist Jan Ferris and her standard poodle, King
Location: Los Angeles
Size: About 94 square feet (9 square meters)
Not only did the homeowner not love the color, but a recent leak that flooded her home had left black mould in the bathroom. The vanity also was jammed against the tub, making everything feel crowded.
A large, glass-walled shower fills a corner of this artist’s now very colorful bathroom. The removal of the tub gave the homeowner more room, and she wasn’t concerned about the resale value of not having a tub.
6. Clunky to Stylish
Who uses it: A newlywed couple and the husband’s teenage son
Location: Downtown San Diego
Size: 75 square feet (6.9 square meters)
The bathroom was functional but felt clunky and didn’t match the family’s style.
A walk-in shower with a rain shower head and divider brings an open, 1920s style to the family’s bathroom. Corine Maggio of CM Natural Designs chose the black trim to amp up the contrast in the room.