Design opinions wanted! Tile and cabinet placement
Below is the current layout of my master bathroom, with some pictures. (You can see why we need to remodel this room in the first place!) We are going to remove the wall between the sinks and tub, shorten the vanity, and add a tall cabinet (actually a pull-out kitchen pantry cabinet) next to the vanity. Storage is more important to us than counter space.
We are also going to remove the short bit of wall (3" or so) behind the toilet that separates the vanity area from the tub/shower area. WeÂll leave the portion of that wall that borders the closet.
1) Which side of the vanity would you put the high cabinet on? This is a pretty small bathroom and one of my goals in this remodel is to make it feel a little more open - I worry that putting the high cabinet on the LEFT (between vanity and tub) would keep the room "choppy". But if I put it on the RIGHT side of the vanity, the towels, etc. stored in the cabinet arenÂt as close to the shower, and the pull-out function would only be accessible from the side, because of the wall behind the vanities.
2) I love the look of white subway tiles going halfway up the wall. I definitely NEED to run the tiles behind the sinks and tub. So at a minimum, they will be on two walls (sink/tub wall on the right side of this picture, and window wall on the top side of this picture). For several reasons (mostly cost), I was thinking of just having it on those two walls. Would it look weird not to have it on every wall?