Glass Works

By e.l.

When an architect who loves Legos and lives in the suburbs with a fluffy white dog named Puff Daddy wanted to update his second story bathrooms he turned to another architect for help.

The collaboration between P4D architect John Idstrom and the owner resulted in a smart and stunning solution for a light starved guest bath and update for both.

The challenge was to brighten a windowless guest bathroom and coordinate the renovation with the master bath in the back-to-back second floor configuration.

Their solution was to catch light from the window in the master bath by placing frosted glass on each side of the toilet. One panel throws light into the guest bath and the other sends light into the stairwell. Sections of walls were removed to accommodate the frosted glass panels.

A horizontal swath of gray and black marble bubble tile above the two sinks in the master and one in the guest bath glass creates a visual connection between the two.

Sleek white contemporary cabinetry from Crystal Cabinets and trench drain, solid surface sinks in both create a clean contemporary feel.

The natural palate of gray, black and white tile provides an earthy, unpretentious feel. LED lighting under the sinks also adds another light source and completes the contemporary look. (Photos/Gilbertson Photography)