Bathrooms are a practical necessity, but that doesn’t mean they have to be utilitarian spaces. In fact, today’s homeowners are willing to spend big to get a master bathroom that is both functional and spa-like. In the last few years, our design/build team has seen an increase in the demand for larger, more luxurious master bathrooms to accommodate today’s on-the-go lifestyles.
It’s always a pleasure to realize a client’s vision. A husband and wife who are long-time clients of mine asked me to create a contemporary Art Deco bathroom for the second floor of their 1870s Capitol Hill townhouse, replacing a cramped, dark 1960s bathroom.
It doesn’t often happen that a client’s bathroom has too much space, but such was the case with a cavernous master bathroom in a brick, five-story Northwest Washington, DC house built in 1986. At 14 by 16 feet, this bathroom was the size of a modest living room.
In the DC area, with its museums and active art scene, I sometimes work with clients who have a special background in art or design. One great example was the owner of a modern-style brick townhouse, built in about 1967 during urban renewal in the Southwest Waterfront area.
A powder room – a lavatory and toilet located on the first floor of a home and sometimes referred to as a half bath – is a practical and functional amenity for any home. And with a few design embellishments, a powder room can also be an impressive space for guests to use while visiting your home.
A guest bath – whether a powder room or a full bathroom – is a necessity for your home, but it is also a space that allows you to set the tone for your home and expresses how you care for your guests. And because a guest bathroom gets less use than a master bath, it’s easier to keep it fresh and looking good.
Do you feel like your bathroom doesn’t match the style of your home? When a homeowner lives in an older or historic home, one with character and specific architectural details, they occasionally want to remodel their bathroom in a style and period appropriate to the age of their home.
Do you have small bathrooms in your home in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia area? We understand it can sometimes feel like the cramped conditions are something you just have to live with, but this isn’t necessarily the case! Fortunately, with a good design team that is sensitive to the issues involved in small bathroom remodeling, existing space can be maximized and general livability can be improved.
Are you interested in remodeling or renovating your master bathroom? Whether it’s surface-level and involves installing new countertops and shelving or an entirely new design, Wentworth can help you make your dream bathroom a reality!