Hanna Lane, Northwest Arkansas

Hanna Lane

Hanna Lane Master Bathroom & Closet Redesign

Before the redesign, the Hanna Lane master bathroom and closet was dated, the layout’s flow was poor, and the cabinetry and shelving was inadequate.

One of the design objectives was to really open up the space by reallocating space from the master closet to the master bathroom, replacing traditional swing doors with pocket and sliding doors and removing a non-structural wall. The efficiency of the space was notably improved by replacing a dated bathtub (which was never used) with a walk-in shower and by incorporating custom cabinetry and shelving that makes full use of the ten-foot ceilings. The new lighting plan was designed to enhance visibility and accentuate the high ceilings. The lighting plan is also designed to showcase the quality of the materials used, including the marble tile, seamless glass shower surrounds, quartz countertops, Alder wood built-in’s and brushed nickel fixtures. The closet design incorporates ample hanging storage in addition to seasonal storage and custom carry-on luggage compartments, signature design features of Darlene Nicolau’s custom closets. To complete the project, Darlene incorporated a recessed accessory cabinet with a full-length, mirrored door into the design of the closet to house the client’s extensive accessory collection – a welcome and unexpected element.


“Darlene did a fabulous job redesigning our master bathroom and closet. She custom designed the shower, cabinetry and closet system to meet all of our needs and managed various aspects of the project during implementation with exceptional follow through. Her sense of proportion and attention to detail gave the space great flow, efficiency and balance. Darlene guided us through the materials, lighting, fixtures and color selections to achieve a ‘spa-like retreat’ that will never go out of style. I highly recommend Darlene for your next remodel.”
– M. Kreuter

The Before Photos