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COURTESY OF JAN GLEYSTEEN ARCHITECTS, INC The Master Bathroom You don't need to have a yoga studio to have a fantastic master Ideally, adds Gleysteen, the tub will be located underneath the win- bathroom – or even all that much space. Master bathrooms, advises dow and opposite the vanities. That way, when you're looking in the Wellesley architect Jan Gleysteen, need only be around ten feet or so in mirror you see the water element combined with a view of outside. size. Big enough to fit the elements of your choosing without leaving a "That's all aesthetic centerpiece," says Gleysteen, and it adds to the large expanse of wasted space in the center of the room. ambience of the room. Bonnie Ober at Peabody Supply suggests To get a sense of size in relation to what you may want, says Westwood builder Tony DeBenedictis, visit a luxury hotel. "They are in a small space but have all the amenities." including chromatherapy lights and aromatherapy salts. Little, recessed, shallow shelves built into the wall around the tub can hold folded towels, candles, and small plants. Think of how relaxing a cup of steaming tea, a good book, and a long soak will be in a We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY In terms of the tub, forget about the standing shower and bathtub combination. Meyer says those are a thing of the past. Today's tub is as clean, zen-like master bath. "People joke about not having the time to use a tub, but we always put it in, ten times out of ten," says Gleysteen. much a focal point as a functioning appliance. Whether it's set into a marble or stone deck or a stand alone, in spa terms, the bathtub sym- adore taking a bath in their parents' room. A great big, bubbly tub is bolizes a pool or fountain in the room. 38 Even if the adults find it hard to slip into a soak regularly, kids will loads of fun and a nice end to a busy day.

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