I am interested in renovating the master bathroom in my San Francisco home. The rest of the house has an “upscale” and luxury feel, but the current master bathroom is poorly designed and seriously outdated. My goal is a master bathroom with the same luxury feel as the rest of the home.
The overall space is 13’8” x 9’4’’. The attached floor plan shows the space to scale, with 0.5” equal to 1 foot. You can ignore the dashed lines, as these are internal walls that I intend to have demolished. Existing plumbing and windows can be moved as needed.
I have indicated on the floor plan the location of the master bedroom, as well as the location of a nightstand that cannot be easily moved. Due to this nightstand, it is likely not possible to move the bathroom door all the way to the left in the floor plan (as there would insufficient room to walk around the nightstand). The door can, however, be moved a little bit to the left without creating this problem, and it can be moved freely to the right. Note that in the renovation, I want the door to open INTO the bathroom -- not out into the master bedroom.
One important consideration – the master bedroom currently has only one 6’ x 30” closet, so I would like to use a portion of the 13’8” x 9’4” space to create some additional closet space. This closet should be accessible from the master bedroom, and it should ideally provide approximately 5’ to 6’ of hanging space on a single level. For example, the closet could be 5’ – 6’ wide, or it could be a small walk-in closet with 2’ – 3’ of hanging space on one wall and 3’ of hanging space on the other wall. Note that if the closet has sliding doors, it can probably be placed in the far left portion of the wall at the bottom of the floor plan even though there is a nightstand near there.
Here are some additional objectives:
• I would like a very spacious two-person shower, big enough for two sets of all showerheads. I have been told that shower dimensions of approximately 4’ x 6’ might satisfy this goal, but I am not committed to these specific numbers.
• I would like to have two sinks, ideally with plenty of storage space and a reasonable amount of counter space as well.
• As between having a spacious shower or being able to include a separate tub as well, the shower is more important to me. That said, I would ideally like to get a tub into the space as well if at all possible. Please feel free to submit alternatives with and without the separate tub.
• Ideally, I would like to have a small storage closet somewhere inside the bathroom.
• The bathroom sits on the top floor of the house, so skylights are a possibility.
• As noted above, the overall feel that I would like to attain is one of luxury – so I am currently leaning toward marble or some other nice stone, along with correspondingly nice fixtures and other design details. The attached picture of a Ritz-Carlton bathroom captures this feel (although I am not limiting myself to the particular stone or colors reflected here). My budget is not unlimited, however, so I do want to keep this within reason – i.e., closer to the lower end of the $60k – $240k range.
Thank you for your interest, and please let me know if you have any questions.