SW Houston – Briar Park Bath


A generously proportioned, jetted tub is the focal point of this nook in the master bath. Ample windows on three sides provide all the Vitamin D one might want while bathing in this beauty. This was a small bump-out addition to accommodate more than two people should the situation require it. The dark granite tub deck enhances the clean lines of the tub and invites visitors to this bachelor pad to come and play.

Adding the bump-out for the tub produced attractive sight lines from the sinks to the backyard and allowed so much more natural light in. When creating the tub surround, we usually construct it from PVC trim materials and paint it to look like wood, which eliminates the possibility of wood rot from moisture. Note how the shape of the sinks echoes that of the tub.

This custom shower is outfitted with a niche for sundries and a corner seat that takes up little room. The header bar allows for a frameless, hinged glass door, on which the door pull does double-duty as a towel bar. For more ambiance, the overhead light is on a dimmer switch. (Remember this is a bachelor’s pad.)

These sconces play an important role with the mirror in illuminating the counter space and sinks. Levered faucet handles lend to the universal design. You can see the shower and its shampoo niche reflected in the mirror. Especially handsome are the coiled towel cubbies and square sinks, unusual and masculine.