September 27, 2023

Improve Our Home

Grasp Lavatory Transform (Earlier than & After)

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Y’all, the day is lastly right here! After a year-and-a-half of engaged on this grasp lavatory transform, it’s lastly completed, and I’ve a load of pictures to indicate you. I shall be writing a follow-up publish later this week that may embody the overall value, sources, and many others. However for now, I simply needed to get to the photographs. We’ve all been ready approach too lengthy for this!

That is positively a room transform. In spite of everything, we took a room, tore it right down to the studs, ground joists, and ceiling joists, and fully rebuilt it.

master bathroom demo day 2

However it’s a bit deceptive to name it a grasp lavatory transform. That means that we took a grasp lavatory and fully redid it. What we really did is take the previous grasp bed room and switch it into a brand new, massive grasp lavatory.

As a result of we fully modified the operate of the room, and since we turned it into a really massive wheelchair-accessible grasp lavatory, this was not an affordable transform, even with me doing half of the work myself. My household helped me with the demolition of the room, after which my contractor took over and his guys did the entire primary, foundational work to show the room into a toilet. His guys did the entire work as much as and together with shifting a wall, constructing new partitions, plumbing rough-in, drywall, concrete board on the lavatory ground and bathe partitions, and pouring the concrete bathe pan.

As soon as their half was completed, I took over and did the entire finishes — putting in tile (lavatory ground and the entire bathe), hanging the wallpaper mural, doing the Venetian plaster wall end, putting in the entire trim, constructing the vanities and two storage cupboards, making a bubble chandelier, and many others.

So in any case of that, let me present you the way it turned out. First up is my favourite factor about this grasp lavatory transform — the mural wall with the tub. To the left of the mural wall is the bathe, and to the fitting of the mural wall is the water closet (rest room room).

master bathroom remodel - freestanding bathtub in front of a wall with a wallpaper mural of trees and nature, DIY bubble light chandelier

After which with me standing within the bathtub and looking out the wrong way, that is the view (taken with a large angle lens to get the entire view)…

master bathroom remodel - walnut table style vanities, walnut storage dresser, light aqua blue Venetian plaster wall finish

Now we will again up a bit, and I’ll present you some earlier than and after views.

That is what the room used to seem like when standing within the bed room doorway and looking out in direction of the again proper nook and proper facet of the room. You may see the very tiny authentic grasp lavatory there. 😀 I’d say we bought fairly the improve.

Right now, if I stand in that very same place and take an image in that very same course, most of what I’m going to see is the water closet, with the brief wall of the water closet instantly in entrance of me. It’s not a lot to see. 😀

So I’ve to step exterior of the water closet so that you can get a good suggestion of what that very same (or very comparable) view seems to be like at this time…

This subsequent view of the unique master suite is wanting in direction of the unique tiny grasp lavatory. Behind the closed door was the somewhat small walk-in closet.

And that very same view at this time seems to be like this.

The humorous factor is that the unique grasp lavatory continues to be there behind the wall of the bathe, however there’s no entry to it in any respect. It’s fully walled off. (Don’t fear, there’s no electrical energy or water going to that room anymore, so no concern of leaks or burst pipes that we will’t get to.) That room, together with the massive sunroom, shall be torn down previous to us constructing the addition onto the again of the home.

This subsequent photograph is wanting again in direction of the wall that had the walk-in closet on the left, and the bed room doorway that led to the hallway on the fitting…

The closet was fully eliminated, the fitting half of the wall was moved again about 4 ft (our hallway is way smaller at this time), and the doorway into this room was closed up. That view now seems to be like this…

Right here’s a little bit of an angled view in direction of the unique bed room doorway.

With the closet eliminated, the doorway closed up, and the half of that authentic wall that had the bed room doorway moved again and squared up with the again wall of the closet, that gave us loads of room for the massive curbless bathe on the left, and the water closet on the fitting.

For now, the one inside entrance into the lavatory is thru the door that you just see within the photograph above. That doorway results in our residence gymnasium. However after our addition is constructed, which is able to embody a brand new master suite, the bed room shall be our foremost entry to the lavatory. For now, issues are a little bit unconventional. 😀

You may see right here that this wall of the bed room was was once a stable wall.

However now that wall has the one inside entrance into the lavatory.

However even after we construct our addition, and have regular entry into the lavatory via the main bedroom, I believe we’re nonetheless going to maintain this doorway. It simply makes good sense in my thoughts to have direct entry from the house gymnasium into the lavatory.

And that is the ultimate earlier than and after of this grasp lavatory transform. That is what the window wall used to seem like…

And right here’s what that wall seems to be like now. You may see the outside door on the fitting under.

master bathroom remodel - turning a master bedroom into a master bathroom

It’s a bit unconventional to have an exterior door in a grasp lavatory, however we’ve got to dwell with it for now. That can finally be an inside pocket door equivalent to the one on the left wall within the image above.

So these are the entire earlier than and after footage, however I’ve loads extra footage to indicate you!

Let’s begin with the water closet. I simply love this room that’s tucked behind the mural wall. Since our bathe is so massive to accommodate Matt’s wheelchair, that made our water closet a bit bigger than most traditional water closets. And that gave me loads of room to get artistic.

To take up among the room, make the realm really feel much less cavernous, and so as to add some sensible storage to the room, I constructed this cupboard utilizing leftover French doorways that I had taken off of our walk-in pantry.

On the wall to the left, I added a gallery wall of colourful butterflies and moths.

This house is bigger than most traditional water closets, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a small room, so I used my broad angle lens to attempt to get the entire view of the cupboard and the butterfly wall. Extensive angle lenses at all times distort issues a bit, however a minimum of you possibly can see every little thing in a single photograph.

However right here’s a non-wide-angle, non-distorted view of the butterfly gallery wall…

On the opposite facet of the butterfly gallery wall is the massive curbless bathe. Since Matt (my husband who has M.S.) makes use of a wheelchair, it was crucial that we’ve got a big bathe the place he may have loads of room to maneuver round, and it completely needed to be curbless for straightforward accessibility.

This bathe is an absolute dream. It measures about 7′ x 7.5′, and this bathe alone is in regards to the dimension of our complete hallway lavatory.

I didn’t need something obstructing his motion, so I didn’t need any form of glass door or something like that. However I did determine so as to add a bathe curtain to separate the massive bathe into two areas — a moist space and a drying off space. Plus, the bathe curtain retains the nice and cozy air in. I really love the softness and the spa-like really feel that the bathe curtain provides to the in any other case cold-looking bathe space.

The bathe may be very broad, so there are two 36-inch linear drains on the ground to span nearly the whole width. And so as to add extra heat to the bathe, I made a little bit teak wooden shelf for the bathe area of interest to match the teak bathe stool within the nook.

Listed here are just a few extra footage of the bathe, with out commentary…

Okay, sufficient in regards to the bathe. 🙂 The primary a part of the grasp lavatory transform is rather more enjoyable to take a look at than the bathe, so let’s get just a few extra seems to be at these areas. However first, let me present you the drawing that I did again in April of this yr…

And right here’s the ultimate self-importance wall…

I find it irresistible when a plan comes collectively! 😀

I had a heck of a time developing with a plan that I used to be happy with for this wall. I’m an individual who wants symmetry, so the vanities wanted to match. However since Matt is in a wheelchair, in addition they wanted to be wheelchair accessible.

After wanting and wheelchair accessible lavatory concepts, and never liking something I used to be seeing, I lastly determined to construct some easy (and never so clearly “wheelchair accessible”) table-style vanities. Each has two little drawers in it for issues like toothbrush, toothpaste, and speak to lens stuff. However clearly that wasn’t going to be sufficient storage in a grasp lavatory.

So for the majority of our storage wants, I constructed a big dresser-style cupboard to go underneath the window.

This was my first time constructing with walnut, and it was a bit scary! Not solely is walnut dear, however I didn’t have my commonplace backups, like wooden filler and caulk, that I usually have when constructing issues which can be going to be painted.

My one remorse is that I used a bit of walnut that had a knot in it for the body of the underside proper drawer. In hindsight, I want I’d have traded out that piece for one which didn’t have a swirly eye-catching knot in it, however hindsight is 20/20. It’s completed, and I’ll dwell with it. However general, I’m so happy with how the vanities and storage cupboard turned out. You may see the self-importance construct right here, and the storage cupboard construct right here.

That is one other broad angle lens pic, so it’s a bit distorted, however a minimum of you possibly can see the entire wall…

I can’t consider it’s completed. It’s really completed! This room has consumed my ideas, my artistic power, and an excessive amount of my time for 18 months now, and it’s lastly completed! We are able to really begin having fun with this room now.

And with that, I’ll depart you with just a few extra footage offered with out commentary…

Like I stated, I’ll observe up with one other publish to share the associated fee (together with a price breakdown of every factor) and sources. So for those who’re eager about that data, it’s coming!

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