From Seventies-Style Mess to Alfresco Master Bathroom Retreat

The Bath Crashers team turns an outdated and over-the-top master bathroom and unused courtyard into an alfresco bathing experience with romantic appeal.
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April 09, 2015
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Before: Stuck in the '70s

This master bathroom needs a total transformation to bring it back to life. Too-dark countertops, brass swan fixtures, unflattering lighting, an unsightly rock wall and swan wallpaper are just a few of the design "don'ts" this bathroom has been stuck with for years.

After: Welcome Modernity

The homeowners gladly removed the outdated fixtures and materials that were restricting their bathroom. The space now features a giant-sized shower room, luxurious double vanity, high-end concrete floors, modern fixtures, outdoor tub room and plenty of windows to bring in natural light.

After: Outdoor Living

To utilize the unique courtyard located just off the master bathroom, the team decided to turn it into a private, alfresco tub room. For a serene, Zen-like feel, the design team placed the freestanding tub in an 18-inch-deep pond. Collected pebbles and soothing greenery bring the outdoors straight into the tranquil courtyard.

After: Stunning Features

To provide the most relaxing bathing experience, the team added a soothing water feature just behind the bathtub in the outdoor room. Above, a beam of water helps fill up the bathtub to further give the illusion of a natural atmosphere.

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