From Closet to Wet Bath

When my client approached me with the task of making a full guest bath out of two adjoining closets that measured only 39 x 79 combined, I was curious to see what we could come up with. So pencil to paper, together we came up with a plan that works.

Since we were faced with a very limited amount of space, I felt the first step was to get everything up off the floor to allow for a more spacious feel. A wall hung vanity, wall hung toilet and a curb free shower create a sense of space inside the room. A small bump out into the adjacent bedroom was necessary to allow for proper clearances for sink & toilet. Due to the limited space, a wet room concept was used, with the shower open to the rest of the room. Therefore all the materials specified can get wet without damage – porcelain, teak & tile. A small teak flip up bench provides seating in the shower. A teak shelf, medicine cabinet, and niches near the sink and in the shower provide additional areas for storage. A small towel bar on the front of the sink even provides a spot for a hand towel.

Proper ventilation and lighting were very important in this small space, so a higher powered ventilation system was used. A combination fan/light and recessed lighting make sure the space is properly illuminated.

The large format tone-on-tone tiles that cover the walls floor to ceiling were selected to help make the room appear larger. The smaller format floor tiles in a darker color provide contrast and a surer grip for safety.

Kitchen design by The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn (Glen Ellyn, IL)

Designed by: Susan Klimala, CKD, CBD
Photo by: Dawn Jackman

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Laura Gaskill added this to 9 Amazing Space-Saving Ideas for Tiny Bathrooms5 March 2018

2. Wall-mounted toiletThis wet bath has a petite wall-mounted toilet. This style of toilet might look a little flimsy, but it’s actually quite strong when properly installed. Not having the centre pedestal and upper tank to contend with makes this a major space saver.Find a designer to design your space

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Guess Who added this to Bath16 August 2021

Floor flush with shower, and very compact

lindbergcharles added this to GH Bathroom Ideas7 August 2021

Wall mounted toilet could cut down on depth for additional clearance

Paula added this to 8155 Bathrooms22 July 2021

Guest baths: Wide niche…. Can it also be taller?

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