The central part of the master suite is the bedroom with plenty of space for a king or whatever size bed you want. The back side of the shower with the plumbing is visible through the clear walls and, centered on the bed, has the feel of a headboard.
At 10 x 17 ft the walk-in closet is huge and the configurable pole-mounted closet system remains with the loft.
The passage from the master BR to the dressing area and bathroom are arranged for functional separation and privacy without doors which in my experience are rarely closed anyway. The ceiling fan visible over the foot of the bed is nice on warm summer nights but this basement, north side loft is so comfortable we only used it 3 nights this summer.
In doing our buildout I wanted a comfortable living space while keeping with the look of industrial space. The subway tile in the shower and VCT (vinyl composition tile) floor were old standards in schools and factories for most of the last century. The playful pattern in the floor was inspired by many ancient industrial bathrooms that have been patched with mismatched tiles over the years. In a private residence, these commercial materials could easily last ANOTHER hundred or so years.
The double sink vanity is Birch ply with exposed edges and a black pipe base. All the pipe-built fixtures have been coated with polyurethane to prevent rusting in a sometimes wet bathroom environment. The mirror above the sink has a sliding panel in the center with the medicine cabinet built into the wall cavity. I also put an electrical outlet inside to keep electric toothbrushes and shavers conveniently out of sight.
The clear walls are sheeted with a clear but textured lexan panel called PolyGal. My wife wasn’t so sure our clear walls should even go here but as you can see in most of these pictures, anything more than a few inches past the walls is nothing more than a blur of color if visible at all. With this double-barreled toilet paper holder, even the most careless or distracted of us should never run out of TP.
The large 4 x 4 shower has a recessed pocket to hide the usual clutter of soaps & shampoos. The double shower head gives a generous flow to keep you warm even with the thermostat set down and the removable hand spray makes the shower easy to rinse and clean. I offset the shower valve to right next to the door to easily adjust the water before walking in.
Even though they’re completely opaque, the old school 2″ brushed aluminum blinds still reflect plenty of light into the rooms.