Japanese Spa Style for a Contemporary Look

Pat J. Fraley

CRx – The Cure for the Common BuildSave Photo Photos by Krista Valliant of Atlantic Exposure Bathroom at a GlanceWho lives here: Design-build firm owner Dion Lamb and his familyLocation: Rehoboth Beach, DelawareSize: 137 square feet (13 square meters); 13 by 10½ feetDesigner: Dion Lamb of CRx Construction This is […]

CRx – The Cure for the Common Build
Photos by Krista Valliant of Atlantic Exposure

Bathroom at a Glance
Who lives here: Design-build firm owner Dion Lamb and his family
Location: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Size: 137 square feet (13 square meters); 13 by 10½ feet
Designer: Dion Lamb of CRx Construction

This is the view upon entering the bathroom. The room measures 13 by 10½ feet. “I spent a lot of time thinking about the layout,” Lamb says. The jumping-off point for the style was this Houzz photo of a room with Japanese spa-like style.

Lamb laid out the bathroom in a way that would promote a feeling of calm. “I’m a kind of a nut job when it comes to symmetry,” he says with a laugh. Two frosted glass-paneled doors flank the large shower stall, and an ipe wall in the center provides some delineation for the open shower. Lamb used the same doors in other places throughout the house for cohesion. The door on the left leads to a toilet room and the door on the right leads to an outdoor shower.

“We wanted an indoor shower that felt like an outdoor shower,” Lamb says. “And we didn’t want a glass enclosure, we wanted it to be walk-in.” He was careful to insulate the space well, using spray foam insulation in the walls and under the floor. “The open shower heats up really well and isn’t drafty at all,” he says.

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