Despite having adequate square footage, the original 1940’s design of this bathroom felt terribly cramped. What we envisioned for all that space was a very clean, modern spa feel. We did away with the shower enclosure completely and created a curbless walk in shower space. To keep the space feeling open, I built a walnut floating mantle for the sink area. In the shower area I made a removable bench out of solid teak.
In the kitchen, we removed the existing wall separating it from the living room. To stay with building code we were required to leave 18” of the existing wall. Instead of thinking of it as an eyesore we decided to make it look intentional by wrapping it in walnut. I then built a floating butcher block dining table with steel hairpin legs which connects the kitchen and dining room, which really opens the space for entertaining.