Master Bath Reconfiguration in Champlin

Removing a built-in tub, moving walls, combining vanities, altering a window—all part of this master bath project

Tired of the unused, decades-old built-in tub and the “his” and “hers” vanities divided by separate angled walls in a bathroom configuration that resembled a corn maze, these homeowners decided on a full-on reset and reconfiguration of their master bath.


Design-Build Consultant — Jonah Smith

Lead carpenter — Ryan Whalen

Photography — Alyssa Lee


BEFORE: Dated oak, insufficient counter space and one of the smallest showers we've ever seen!


“They sacrificed a little bit of vanity countertop space in order to have a second sink in the master bathroom, with a very large shower,” explains Jonah Smith, a 15-year veteran design/build consultant with Murphy Bros. “It was a bit of a head-scratcher to begin with, but in the end they got exactly what they wanted including a single entrance to both closets and master bath.”


AFTER: Tub gone, the new shower also has natural light to play off the undulating tile pattern that simulates waves in motion.


​In this layout comparison, you can see how we closed off one entrance, removed and reconfigured the walls, and consolidated the vanities to a single dual sink solution.



AFTER: Shower wall tile — Cin Enchanted Onice Deco 10 x 22 and ​swinging glass shower door with water spot treatment.



  • Glass shower door — swinging, frameless, 3/8" Clear with water spot treatment
  • Paint bathroom walls — Hirshfield's Calm Thoughts
  • Vanity — clear alder with custom stain mix, created by Murphy Bros. cabinet-makers
  • Linen cabinet — custom alder in fruitwood finish, also by Murphy Bros. cabinet-makers
  • Vanity paint color — Hirshfield's Mountain Meadow 0703
  • Wall paint — Hirshfield's Surfs Surprise 0593
  • Bath & shower floor — Hampton Carrara 2x2 Hex Mosaic
  • Countertops & bench — Cambria Smithfield
  • Shower wall tile — Cin Enchanted Onice Deco 10 x 22
  • Custom shower pan/floor & niche — ApV Sea Pebble
  • Bath hardware — Kohler Purist, Cross Handles - Matte Black, Kohler Caxton sinks
  • Bath accessories — Kohler Purist line - Matte Black
  • Windows — Richlin, direct set
  • Ceilings — scrape popcorn, patch, skim & sand ceilings for a smooth texture
  • Hallway & bedroom — new closet pocket doors


AFTER: New entrance to closets and master bath, new carpet, bedroom walls painted, custom linen cabinet.



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