Bathroom Shower

Since the first day of the house design process, my husband has been dreaming about having a walk in shower.

Matrka Inc. traditional bathroom
He was pretty certian that we should not have any glass walls or doors.  Essentially he wanted an open “shower room”.
Woodvalley House - Bathroom contemporary bathroom
We started off with a typical shower design, where we would have had a glass wall and door on one side of the shower.
We didn’t really like this layout and we worked with our architect to try to make the best use of the space.  We ended up taking some space from the study next door and adding it to the bathroom. This gave us the space to have a full wall on the outside of the shower and the illusion of the “shower room”.  I was a bit concerned the full wall might make the shower feel really dark, but our architect felt that we would have enough light from the window directly across from the entrance to the shower and from the overhead lighting in the stall.  Here is what we finally settled on.
With this layout we were actually able to add a small linen closet which defines the toilet area and gives us some great storage options for this floor.
What do you think?  Do you like glass shower doors or does the allure of the shower room appeal to you, as well?
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About littletownbigcity

I'm an arts educator, working in NYC and living in NJ with my husband and turtle. Follow along as my husband Mike and I venture through buying and designing our first home in a small town in NJ, about 30 minutes outside of Manhattan.
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