My soaker tub is set up identically to this. Instead of my wrought iron shelf, I would love to do a built in. I've also been torn with beadboard vs. tile for the front of the tub. Turns out I love the beadboard and its cheaper!
Doors on the stairs to keep the noise down, heat down, and/or pets on one side or the other. Also pretty! Like the glass on these. I like the idea if the laundry room is upstairs. I wouldn't want to carry a hamper through doors on stairs