Simple Elegance: 4 Design Updates for Your Primary Bath


Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and each project has its unique challenges. This primary bath remodel was no different.


The room layout and zones had to remain the same, but the goal was to make each area more functional.

This bathroom had been remodeled about 20 years ago as part of a large addition and consists of three separate zones – 1) tub zone, 2) vanity/storage zone and 3) shower and water closet zone.


Zone 1 Before:

Zone 2 Before:



Zone 3 Before:


What is the best way to design a primary bathroom?

The room layout and zones had to remain the same, but the goal was to make each area more functional. In addition, having comfortable access to the tub and seating in the tub area was also high on the list, as the tub serves an important part of the daily routine for the homeowners and their son with special needs.



  1. Consider comfort first

We started our remodeling process in the tub room and determined that an undermount tub and flush deck would be much more functional and comfortable for entering and exiting the tub than the existing drop in tub with its protruding lip. Next, a redundant radiator was eliminated allowing room for a large comfortable chair integral to the daily bathing routine.

2. Make space

In the vanity and storage zone, existing vanities neither optimized the space nor provided much real storage. A few tweaks netted a much better solution that now includes cabinets, drawers, and pull outs. A large custom built-in hutch houses towels and other bathroom necessities and a large framed mirror opens the space and bounces light around the room.



3. Create maximum accessibility

Finally, we transformed the shower and water closet room into a large walk in shower with a trench drain, making for easy access and a seamless look. We added a niche for shampoo storage to the back wall, and updated shower fixtures to give the space new life.

4. Choose one key piece

The star of the show is the beautiful marble mosaic floor tile. The other materials take a simpler approach allowing the circular pattern of the mosaic to work its magic. White shaker cabinetry is topped with elegant Calacatta marble countertops that also line the shower walls. Polished nickel fixtures and crystal lighting are a simple yet sophisticated touch.

Where can I find dependable bathroom remodelers in Glen Ellyn?

Thinking about a bathroom remodeling project? Whether you want a small update or a major transformation, The Kitchen Studio expert team will transform any space into the bathroom of your dreams. 

We are a recognized design + build company, committed to delivering the highest industry standards in both design and installation services. To get you the results you want, we continue to combine the perfect style and uncompromising quality. As a local authority on interior design, We’ll continue with our commitment to innovation and understanding of customer needs in order to provide a luxury living space that’s tailored just for you.

Aside from completely customized bathroom design, you can rely on us for a range of other personalized renovation projects. Our remodeling crew will go to great lengths to ensure your family is safe and comfortable while renovation takes place. Give us a call and create a truly personal space with us!



Comments (2)
  • Emma Clemantine
    | 6 September 2023

    This was a fantastic transformation! The redesign of this primary bath not only improved functionality but also exudes simple elegance. The marble mosaic floor tile is truly the star, and the attention to detail in optimizing space and accessibility is commendable. A great example of thoughtful design.

  • vividkreations
    | 27 November 2023

    This article provides fantastic insights into top-notch bathroom upgrades! The emphasis on innovative design elements is commendable, and I appreciate the focus on both aesthetics and functionality. The tips offered here are truly inspiring for anyone looking to revamp their bathroom space. Kudos to the TKS Design Group for sharing such valuable expertise!

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