Y’all, the day is lastly right here! After a year-and-a-half of engaged on this grasp lavatory rework, it’s lastly achieved, and I’ve a load of images to point out you. I will likely be writing a follow-up submit later this week that may embrace the whole price, sources, and many others. However for now, I simply wished to get to the photographs. We’ve all been ready method too lengthy for this!
That is undoubtedly a room rework. In spite of everything, we took a room, tore it all the way down to the studs, ground joists, and ceiling joists, and utterly rebuilt it.
But it surely’s a bit deceptive to name it a grasp lavatory rework. That suggests that we took a grasp lavatory and utterly 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 utterly modified the operate of the room, and since we turned it into a really massive wheelchair-accessible grasp lavatory, this was not an inexpensive rework, 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 all the fundamental, foundational work to show the room into a rest room. His guys did all the 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 achieved, I took over and did all the finishes — putting in tile (lavatory ground and the entire bathe), hanging the wallpaper mural, doing the Venetian plaster wall end, putting in all the 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 rework — the mural wall with the bath. To the left of the mural wall is the bathe, and to the proper of the mural wall is the water closet (bathroom room).
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)…
Now we are able to again up a bit, and I’ll present you some earlier than and after views.
That is what the room used to appear 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 possibly can see the very tiny authentic grasp lavatory there. 😀 I’d say we obtained fairly the improve.
As we speak, if I stand in that very same place and take an image in that very same path, 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 related) view appears like at present…
This subsequent view of the unique master suite is trying in direction of the unique tiny grasp lavatory. Behind the closed door was the quite small walk-in closet.
And that very same view at present appears like this.
The humorous factor is that the unique grasp lavatory remains to be there behind the wall of the bathe, however there’s no entry to it in any respect. It’s utterly 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 are able to’t get to.) That room, together with the massive sunroom, will likely be torn down previous to us constructing the addition onto the again of the home.
This subsequent photograph is trying 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 proper…
The closet was utterly eliminated, the proper half of the wall was moved again about 4 ft (our hallway is far smaller at present), and the doorway into this room was closed up. That view now appears 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 big curbless bathe on the left, and the water closet on the proper.
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 health club. However after our addition is constructed, which can embrace a brand new master suite, the bed room will likely be our important entry to the lavatory. For now, issues are slightly unconventional. 😀
You possibly can 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 by means of 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 health club into the lavatory.
And that is the ultimate earlier than and after of this grasp lavatory rework. That is what the window wall used to appear like…
And right here’s what that wall appears like now. You possibly can see the outside door on the proper beneath.
It’s a bit unconventional to have an exterior door in a grasp lavatory, however we have now to reside with it for now. That can finally be an inside pocket door an identical to the one on the left wall within the image above.
So these are all the earlier than and after footage, however I’ve lots extra footage to point out 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 inventive.
To take up among the room, make the world 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 extensive angle lens to attempt to get the entire view of the cupboard and the butterfly wall. Large angle lenses all the time distort issues a bit, however at the least you may see every part 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 big curbless bathe. Since Matt (my husband who has M.S.) makes use of a wheelchair, it was crucial that we have now a big bathe the place he might have loads of room to maneuver round, and it completely needed to be curbless for simple accessibility.
This bathe is an absolute dream. It measures about 7′ x 7.5′, and this bathe alone is in regards to the measurement of our whole hallway lavatory.
I didn’t need something obstructing his motion, so I didn’t need any sort of glass door or something like that. However I did determine so as to add a bathe curtain to separate the big 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 extensive, so there are two 36-inch linear drains on the ground to span virtually the complete width. And so as to add extra heat to the bathe, I made slightly teak wooden shelf for the bathe area of interest to match the teak bathe stool within the nook.
Listed here are a couple of extra footage of the bathe, with out commentary…
Okay, sufficient in regards to the bathe. 🙂 The primary a part of the grasp lavatory rework is way more enjoyable to take a look at than the bathe, so let’s get a couple of extra appears at these areas. However first, let me present you the drawing that I did again in April of this 12 months…
And right here’s the ultimate self-importance wall…
I adore it when a plan comes collectively! 😀
I had a heck of a time arising 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 trying and taking a look at 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. Every one has two little drawers in it for issues like toothbrush, toothpaste, and phone 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 below 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 normal backups, like wooden filler and caulk, that I typically have when constructing issues which might 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 achieved, and I’ll reside with it. However general, I’m so happy with how the vanities and storage cupboard turned out. You possibly can see the self-importance construct right here, and the storage cupboard construct right here.
That is one other extensive angle lens pic, so it’s a bit distorted, however at the least you may see the entire wall…
I can’t consider it’s completed. It’s really completed! This room has consumed my ideas, my inventive vitality, and a substantial amount of my time for 18 months now, and it’s lastly achieved! We will really begin having fun with this room now.
And with that, I’ll go away you with a couple of extra footage introduced with out commentary…
Like I stated, I’ll comply with up with one other submit to share the associated fee (together with a value breakdown of every factor) and sources. So should you’re fascinated about that information, it’s coming!
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