Cambridge, Mass., homeowner, Elizabeth Gibb recently began looking for a way to give her space-challenged master bathroom an elegant makeover. Her objective was two-fold. First, give this pint-size room an illusion of grandeur not normally found in a 6x6 space. Second, shed some light on the dark and dingy area.
Gibb chose German-designed windows to bring in more light, but still provide ample privacy. The windows tilt and turn. To let air in, turn the handle all the way up 180 degrees and the window tilts in. That allows the air to flow in, but no one can look inside.
The tile is a mix of two types of marble. The grayish-white marble is Cararra, and the pure-white tile is from Greece. It is called Thassos. The tile is laid in a pattern so that when you walk into the space you are completely encompassed by the feeling of the pattern and of the lightness within the space.
Adding to the space's lightness are the translucent cabinet doors and the divider that splits the room into two distinct areas. A glass wall separates the wet zone (shower and tub) from the dry zone (vanity and toilet). Within the wet zone is another single sheet of glass that separates the shower and the tub.