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Family bathroom ticks all boxes


When a bathroom is to be used by the three boys in an active family, there's a need for a more masculine approach than might otherwise be considered.

Designer Ian Mentasti of Stephen Terhune Woodworking looked to create something a little different for this project. But at the same time, he wanted to retain a visual connection to the rest of the traditional, cottage-style house.

To this end, he specified vanity cabinetry with similar white-painted recessed panel doors to those in the master bathroom and kitchen. And he chose the same Carrara marble tops.

But he also introduced bands of gray-blue glass tiles on the backsplash and in the shower where they contrast a sleek white-tiled interior.

"The homeowner and I wanted to explore options outside the box, so added small square windows to the top of the shower, with reveals lined with the same blue tiles," Mentasti says. "The masculine feel is enhanced by the area rug."


Other special features include a bench seat in the shower, and a hamper for laundry items.

First published date: 06 October 2013

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Bathroom designer Ian Mentasti, Stephen Terhune Woodworking (Essex, MA)
Architect Olson Lewis + Architects
Cabinet company Stephen Terhune Woodworking
Cabinets Painted maple
Countertops Carrara marble from Cumar Stone
Tiles The Tile Source
Lighting Visual Comfort from Circa