a. We have a bathroom and adjacent closet which we would like to join to make one bigger bathroom. We currently only have a claw-foot tub which doesn't work well as a shower because it is independent from the wayy. We would be interested in either keeping the claw-foot tub as a tub only and creating a separate stand-up shower, or getting rid of the current tub and instead get a more modern tub/shower combo. If we went with this second option we would want something modern with clean lines, not the generic/typical bath-fitters type contemporary tub/shower.
b. The space is very 70s in style and not well laid out. It is structurally sound.
c. The bathroom is not ergonomic or logically laid out. The fixtures are small and we would like to gain more space by merging the bathroom area with an adjacent closet. We are willing to move plumbing in order to more ergonomically lay out the various elements (sink, toilet, tub.)
a. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES
• Obtain plans to cleanly arrange toilet, sink, tub/shower combo or freestanding tub and separate stand-up shower, and storage
• To renovate a 1970s era bathroom to create a modern, bright and peaceful space
• To gain more space for the room by merging it with an adjacent unused closet
• To create a more ergonomic arrangement that takes into account the logical use of space
• To allow for storage space within the bathroom
• To utilize green materials where possible including low-flow toilets or reclaimed items (not necessary)
b. DESIGN STYLE AND AESTHETIC
• Modern (in the sense of modern architecture, not techy or futuristic)
• Rustic modern influences with a mix of reclaimed organic elements like wood in conjunction with smooth clean white elements like a modern tub
• Slightly bohemian, but in a modern, unfussy way
• A slight industrial flair, but not in a cold way
• Interesting and un-generic, but not over the top, cheesy, trendy or self-conscious
• Clean and classic but with an informed design eye
c. We would like both ideas/concepts as well as plans to execute the project.
d. We would like to continue working with the winning designer in order to answer questions or get advice for the contractor. The architect does not need to be on site, but we would like to be able to reliably communicate with him/her during construction.
a. We would like to keep the windows in the closet and bathroom to avoid having to re-do the exterior of the house.
b. Please note from the attached plans that there is a sloping ceiling in the closet and thus a shower could not be placed in this area. The wall that currently has the sink has a staircase on the opposite side and thus this wall cannot be moved.
a. We would love to see options at a variety of price points. We would like to do this right so are willing to spend some money, but the cost is still somewhat of a concern and thus we would not be able to do something overly expensive or extravagant. Ideally we would get suggestions that could be made cheaper or more expensive depending on finishes or fixture choices.
We are interested in green or eco-friendly options where available.
Architectural renderings including floor plans and, if possible, 3D renderings. Eye level views/elevations would be ideal as well. We will be working with a contractor to get this built so we would need the plans to be realistic and fully executable.
We look forward to working with you!