Y’all, the day is lastly right here! After a year-and-a-half of engaged on this grasp rest room transform, it’s lastly carried out, and I’ve a load of photographs to point out you. I might be writing a follow-up publish later this week that can embrace the entire value, sources, and many others. However for now, I simply wished to get to the photographs. We’ve all been ready approach too lengthy for this!
That is positively a room transform. In any case, we took a room, tore it all the way down to the studs, ground joists, and ceiling joists, and fully rebuilt it.
Nevertheless it’s a bit deceptive to name it a grasp rest room transform. That suggests that we took a grasp rest room and fully redid it. What we truly did is take the previous grasp bed room and switch it into a brand new, massive grasp rest room.
As a result of we fully modified the operate of the room, and since we turned it into a really massive wheelchair-accessible grasp rest room, this was not an inexpensive 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 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 transferring 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 carried out, I took over and did all the finishes — putting in tile (rest room 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 rest room transform — the mural wall with the tub. To the left of the mural wall is the bathe, and to the best of the mural wall is the water closet (bathroom room).
After which with me standing within the bathtub and searching the other way, that is the view (taken with a large angle lens to get the entire view)…
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 appear like when standing within the bed room doorway and searching in direction of the again proper nook and proper facet of the room. You may see the very tiny unique grasp rest room there. 😀 I’d say we acquired fairly the improve.
Right now, if I stand in that very same place and take an image in that very same route, most of what I’m going to see is the water closet, with the quick wall of the water closet straight 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 appears like at this time…
This subsequent view of the unique master suite is wanting in direction of the unique tiny grasp rest room. Behind the closed door was the relatively small walk-in closet.
And that very same view at this time appears like this.
The humorous factor is that the unique grasp rest room remains 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 worry of leaks or burst pipes that we will’t get to.) That room, together with the massive sunroom, might 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 best…
The closet was fully eliminated, the best half of the wall was moved again about 4 toes (our hallway is way smaller at this time), 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 unique 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 best.
For now, the one inside entrance into the lavatory is thru the door that you simply see within the photograph above. That doorway results in our dwelling fitness center. However after our addition is constructed, which can embrace a brand new master suite, the bed room might be our most important entry to the lavatory. For now, issues are a bit of 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 by means of the main bedroom, I feel we’re nonetheless going to maintain this doorway. It simply makes good sense in my thoughts to have direct entry from the house fitness center into the lavatory.
And that is the ultimate earlier than and after of this grasp rest room transform. That is what the window wall used to appear like…
And right here’s what that wall appears like now. You may see the outside door on the best under.
It’s a bit unconventional to have an exterior door in a grasp rest room, however we now have to dwell with it for now. That can ultimately be an inside pocket door equivalent to the one on the left wall within the image above.
So these are all the earlier than and after photos, however I’ve a lot extra photos 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 artistic.
To take up a number of 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 area is bigger than most traditional water closets, but it surely’s nonetheless a small room, so I used my large 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 a minimum of you may see all the pieces 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 now have a big bathe the place he may 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 concerning the dimension of our total hallway rest room.
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 truly 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 could be very large, so there are two 36-inch linear drains on the ground to span virtually your entire width. And so as to add extra heat to the bathe, I made a bit of teak wooden shelf for the bathe area of interest to match the teak bathe stool within the nook.
Listed below are a couple of extra photos of the bathe, with out commentary…
Okay, sufficient concerning the bathe. 🙂 The principle a part of the grasp rest room transform is rather more enjoyable to have 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 vainness wall…
I like 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, additionally they wanted to be wheelchair accessible.
After wanting and taking a look at wheelchair accessible rest room 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 get in touch with lens stuff. However clearly that wasn’t going to be sufficient storage in a grasp rest room.
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 expensive, however I didn’t have my commonplace backups, like wooden filler and caulk, that I usually have when constructing issues which are 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 carried out, and I’ll dwell with it. However total, I’m so happy with how the vanities and storage cupboard turned out. You may see the vainness construct right here, and the storage cupboard construct right here.
That is one other large angle lens pic, so it’s a bit distorted, however a minimum of you may see the entire wall…
I can’t imagine it’s completed. It’s truly completed! This room has consumed my ideas, my artistic vitality, and quite a lot of my time for 18 months now, and it’s lastly carried out! We are able to truly begin having fun with this room now.
And with that, I’ll go away you with a couple of extra photos introduced with out commentary…
Like I stated, I’ll comply with up with one other publish to share the fee (together with a value breakdown of every factor) and sources. So should you’re inquisitive about that data, it’s coming!
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I transform and beautify the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do the vast majority of the work on the home on my own. You may study extra about me right here.
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