Daniel Contelmo Architects, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Bathroom less than $50,000 | Gold

Project name: Marble Master Bathroom

Location: Poughkeepsie

Square footage before: 46

Square footage after: 93

Cost: $28,000

This remodel provided the opportunity to make better use of the space, which included incorporating the former vestibule between the master closet and bathroom into the bathroom. Gutting the bathroom and closet provided room for a double vanity, a larger shower and a built-in makeup area. The wall between the hall and bathroom was removed and ceiling over the vanity area raised to 10 ft. and finished with bead board above the 7-ft. height. Sheet rock and wood paneling finish the walls. A custom vanity and new fixtures were installed and Carrera marble was used for the shower and floor. The vaulted ceiling over the vanity adds volume and helps make the small space seem larger than it is. All available nooks were used for medicine cabinets and shelving to provide sufficient storage. Three newly installed windows in the adjacent closet let natural light into the bathroom.