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Universal design meets timeless style in a Northwest DC bath

A long wall boasts double vanities and sinks with custom mirrors above. The cabinetry is equipped with a pull-out hamper and slide-out storage. Between the vanities, a lowered surface with an extra-long mirror allows the owner to easily fix her hair and apply makeup from her chair.

Bentham created wide passageways for easy accessibility. A flush linear drain at the base of the shower entry allows unhindered access, and there’s integrated seating inside. Fixed, sliding and waterfall showerheads in brushed nickel offer options for bathing. A white cabinet below the window conveniently stores towels within reach.

While the rest of the house is traditional in style, a transitional sensibility prevails in the master bath. Bentham accentuated the timeless look of marble-effect gray porcelain floor and wall tiles, then added interest and modern flair with porcelain accent tiles in a raised wave pattern. The vanities are painted a complementary gray, topped with Pure White Caesarstone counters; slender cabinet legs and narrow framing contribute to the transitional vibe.


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