The homeowners appreciated many of the “his-and-hers” elements of their original bathroom built-in 2001, but they disliked the builder-grade finishes, lack of natural light, and awkward layout. The solution involved a new floorplan that incorporated the separate toilet rooms, vanities, and walk-in closets. The clients enjoyed their original bathroom and upgrading the finishes and fixtures to the high-end level they preferred.

Now, after entering through the hallway from the master bedroom, “her” side is to the right, “his” side is to the left, and in the middle are the separate toilet rooms and a large shared steam shower. All the plumbing, including various waste and supply lines, had to be relocated to accommodate the new layout.

The his-and-hers approach allowed the couple to choose unique, but complementary, fixtures, and design elements for their respective areas. For instance, her side features plenty of storage around her vanity with mounted television and lots of natural light pouring into her makeup area. His side features a vanity with open shelving and exposed plumbing. The large dual-entry shower in the middle includes double shower heads, glass doors, and an additional window for even more natural light in the bathroom. The consistent cream color scheme and finishes used throughout serve to unite the space.

A master bathroom that was once choppy, separate spaces, now have a smoother flow with appropriate and thoughtful separation. Without expanding the existing footprint, this unique design created a beautiful, cohesive area that functions as two separate bathrooms without significant wall separation. The result is a light-filled space with the modern, luxurious design and finishes the clients desired.

Tim Burch is a Vice President and Owner of BOWA, an award-winning design and construction firm specializing in renovations ranging from master suites and kitchens to whole-house remodels and equestrian facilities. For more information, visit or call 540-687-6771. Have topics you’d like covered, email me at

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Tim Burch is Vice President of BOWA, an award-winning design build firm specializing in luxury renovations ranging from master suites and kitchens to whole-house remodels. A Northern Virginia native, Tim focuses on clients in the Loudoun and Fauquier County areas providing them with his 25 years of expertise in the design build construction industry. He is a third generation builder, certified remodeler, and instructor. Prior to joining BOWA, he was the Lead Project Manager of Construction for the Emmy Award winning construction reality television show, Extreme Makeover Home Edition on ABC Television. For more information on Tim and the BOWA team, visit, or call 703-734-9050. Have a question for Tim that you’d like to see covered in Middleburg Eccentric? Email him at