If you’re thinking about a bathroom overhaul, I think this is an article you will enjoy reading.  Architect Jeff Stern of In Situ Architecture was approached by a homeowner in Portland to transform an old bathroom with a modest budget.  Expanding the size of the room meant a larger budget, while using the same footprint meant saving money through the use of existing plumbing and fixture locations.

Inspired by the Japanese bathhouse, Stern came up with a plan to give the existing space drama and warmth with douglas fir reclaimed from an old dock on the Willamette River. The wood was milled with a tongue and groove, coated with four layers of clear finish, and applied with a vented rainscreen to facilitate drying from both sides.

To make the room feel bigger, general contractor Right Arm Construction replaced the swinging door with a sliding door to match the walls. This was accomplished with hardware and a track from Krown Lab in Portland. Also, a new skylight well was installed to draw natural light into the space.

The rest of the space was completed upgraded. Right Arm finished the contemporary bathroom with a Duravit tub and sink, Caesarstone remnant countertop, Toto dual-flush toilet, Pratt and Larson porcelain floor tile, Ikea shower curtain cable, and a floating wood cabinet with bright yellow paint.

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[+] See more about this renovation at In Situ Architecture.

Credits: In Situ Architecture.