A mis­placed walk−in closet

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and a bulky built-in tub prompted Cur­tis and Mon­ica Garner to ren­o­vate their 1980s-era mas­ter bath­room. De­signer Kim Cle­ments of JAS De­sign Build merged a por­tion of the closet with the bath, re­plac­ing it with a stylish built-in storage cab­i­net and bench. New sur­faces—sub­way tiles, shiplap walls, painted cab­i­netry, and a gran­ite coun­ter­top, all in muted gray— “make the room feel soft and not stark,” Mon­ica says. Although the orig­i­nal mar­ble floor tiles were pretty, they didn’t give the Garn­ers the fresh, crisp look they wanted. So Cle­ments re­placed the floor­ing with dark basalt stone tile, which an­chors the room’s light, bright el­e­ments. Trad­ing the clunky built-in tub for a shapely free­stand­ing model and adding a long van­ity—open be­neath to keep the look airy—made the room feel larger. “We love this bath so much,” Mon­ica says. “It has a great vibe for get­ting ready ev­ery morn­ing.”

Re­lo­cat­ing the walk−in closet to the mas­ter bed­room fixed a flaw in traf­fic flow and pro­vided more op­por­tu­ni­ties for storage in the bath.

op­po­site: Built-in cab­i­nets and a match­ing bench are topped with wal­nut for a warm, rus­tic ac­cent. The cab­i­nets oc­cupy a por­tion of the for­mer walk-in closet area and in­clude des­ig­nated space for Mon­ica’s hair dryer just steps from the van­ity. above right: The shower gained pri­vacy with a new sub­way-tile en­clo­sure. Vin­tagestyle fix­tures, in­clud­ing a hand­shower rail, com­ple­ment the room’s old-meets-new aes­thetic. right: The new van­ity, tucked neatly be­tween the shower on the left and a toi­let com­part­ment on the right, uses a sin­gle col­umn of draw­ers and sep­a­rate (but ad­join­ing) medicine cab­i­nets above to boost storage and de­fine Mon­ica and Cur­tis’ per­sonal spa­ces.

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