Recently I designed a kitchen remodel for a client who happens to be my son, Jon. During the planning stages for the complete remodel, we decided to make modifications that would improve the circulation patterns and expand the kitchen in the home, built almost 100 years ago. The existing path from the kitchen to the living room was rather circuitous, with access via a narrow hallway next to the stairs. By removing an existing half-bath and a brick chimney, we created much more open and direct access to the living room and dining room.

At that point, the narrow hall next to the stairway was no longer needed. The hall was only 45 inches wide—common for a half-bath—but with the clever use of the right products, we were able to fit in a shower as well, creating a very functional, albeit small, full bath.

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