When Pamela Butz and Jeffrey Klug, principals of Butz + Klug Architecture, began renovating the master bathroom of a nearly 120-year-old home in Brookline, Massachusetts, they made “all sorts of horrible discoveries,” Klug recalls. The floors were completely rotted, the structural elements had been compromised by previous plumbing jobs, and prior remodels had left the room in pieces. The toilet, sink, and shower were in one room, the tub was in another, and the two spaces, which also served as the guest bathroom, created traffic between the living room and master bedroom.
Before the renovation, the bathroom served as both the master bath as well as the powder room, creating unnecessary traffic between the private and public spaces of the house. Butz and Klug found a solution by uniting the master bathroom (which had been separated into two rooms by prior remodels) and adding a guest bathroom.
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