1st Place Award for Small Bathroom in the NKBA 2016 Design Vision Awards
Project Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Design Challenge: This project was part of my own whole house remodel and is the bathroom for two teenage daughters. The space is a typical 5×7 hall bath, so providing adequate storage for linens, makeup and hair accoutrement was at the top of the list. As part of the remodel we discovered that there was no HVAC running to the existing bathroom due to the location of the floor joists.
Solution: We solved this by finding just enough space to run some tubing between the side of the founded tub and flat tub deck tile face. The other concern was the lack of natural light in the room, so we added a solar tube which provides a bit of natural glow. By borrowing some space from the adjoining hallway we were able to create a linen/storage closet accessible from inside the bathroom. A vanity with drawers, a large medicine cabinet, and a train rack round out the storage options.