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Arlington, MA Bathroom Remodeling Storyline

A growing family and the need for more space brought the homeowners of this Arlington house to Feinmann. As was common with Victorian homes, a shared bathroom was located centrally on the second floor. Professionals with a young family, our clients recognized the need for a master bath for themselves and a more practical family bath for the children. The design challenge for our team was how to find a way to create both a master bath and a family bath out of the existing family bath, master bath and adjacent closet. The solution had to consider how to shrink the family bath as small as possible to allow for more room in the master bath, without compromising functionality. Furthermore, the team needed to create a space that had the sensibility and sophistication to match the contemporary master suite with the limited space remaining.

Working with the home’s original floor plans from 1886, our skilled design team reconfigured the space to achieve the desired solution. The master bath design included cabinetry and arched doorways that create the sense of separate and distinct rooms for the toilet, shower and sink area, while maintaining an openness to create the feeling of a larger space. The sink cabinetry was designed as a free-standing furniture piece which also enhances the sense of openness and larger scale.

In the new family bath, painted walls and woodwork keep the space bright while the marble mosaic tile pattern referenced throughout creates a continuity of color, form and scale. Design elements such as the vanity and the mirrors give a more contemporary twist to the period style of these elements of the otherwise small basic box-shaped room, thus contributing to the visual interest of the space.


  • 2012 Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence; Bath Remodel Over $60,000
  • 2012 Eastern Massachusetts NARI Contractor of the Year Award

Our Client Said

“We enjoyed working with David, Kevin, Tammy and the other people from Feinmann. We were especially happy with the high quality of their work; everything was done right and beautifully finished. We also appreciated their efforts to make the construction process as easy and least disruptive as possible, which was important because we were living in the house while the work was being done. We would not hesitate to work with Feinmann again.”