Y’all, the day is lastly right here! After a year-and-a-half of engaged on this grasp rest room rework, it’s lastly finished, and I’ve a load of images to point out you. I will probably be writing a follow-up put up later this week that can embody the entire price, sources, and many others. However for now, I simply needed to get to the photographs. We’ve all been ready manner too lengthy for this!
That is undoubtedly a room rework. In spite of everything, we took a room, tore it down to the studs, floor joists, and ceiling joists, and fully rebuilt it.
However it’s a bit deceptive to name it a grasp rest room rework. That means 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 perform of the room, and since we turned it into a really massive wheelchair-accessible grasp rest room, 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 the entire fundamental, foundational work to show the room into a rest room. His guys did the entire work as much as and together with transferring a wall, constructing new partitions, plumbing rough-in, drywall, concrete board on the toilet flooring and bathe partitions, and pouring the concrete bathe pan.
As soon as their half was finished, I took over and did the entire finishes — putting in tile (rest room flooring 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 rest room rework — 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 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 searching in the direction of the again proper nook and proper aspect of the room. You’ll be able to see the very tiny authentic grasp rest room there. 😀 I’d say we acquired fairly the improve.
Right this moment, 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 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 related) view seems like at the moment…
This subsequent view of the unique main bedroom is trying in the direction of the unique tiny grasp rest room. Behind the closed door was the somewhat small walk-in closet.
And that very same view at the moment seems like this.
The humorous factor is that the unique grasp rest room 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 are able to’t get to.) That room, together with the massive sunroom, will probably be torn down previous to us constructing the addition onto the again of the home.
This subsequent photograph is trying again in the 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 far smaller at the moment), and the doorway into this room was closed up. That view now seems like this…
Right here’s a little bit of an angled view in the 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 best.
For now, the one inside entrance into the toilet is thru the door that you simply see within the photograph above. That doorway results in our residence fitness center. However after our addition is constructed, which is able to embody a brand new main bedroom, the bed room will probably be our important entry to the toilet. For now, issues are a bit of unconventional. 😀
You’ll be able to 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 toilet.
However even after we construct our addition, and have regular entry into the toilet via the master suite, 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 fitness center into the toilet.
And that is the ultimate earlier than and after of this grasp rest room rework. That is what the window wall used to appear like…
And right here’s what that wall seems like now. You’ll be able to see the outside door on the best beneath.
It’s a bit unconventional to have an exterior door in a grasp rest room, however now we have to reside with it for now. That may ultimately be an inside pocket door similar to the one on the left wall within the image above.
So these are the entire earlier than and after footage, however I’ve a lot 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 a few of the room, make the world really feel much less cavernous, and so as to add some sensible storage to the room, I built this cabinet using leftover French doors that I had taken off of our walk-in pantry.
On the wall to the left, I added a gallery wall of colorful butterflies and moths.
This house is bigger than most traditional water closets, however 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. Vast angle lenses all the time distort issues a bit, however at the least 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 aspect 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 now we have 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 complete hallway rest room.
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 resolve 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 may be very extensive, so there are two 36-inch linear drains on the ground to span virtually the whole width. And so as to add extra heat to the bathe, I made a bit of teak wood shelf for the shower niche to match the teak bathe stool within the nook.
Listed below are a number of extra footage of the bathe, with out commentary…
Okay, sufficient in regards to the bathe. 🙂 The primary a part of the grasp rest room rework is far more enjoyable to take a look at than the bathe, so let’s get a number of extra seems 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 like it 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, additionally they wanted to be wheelchair accessible.
After trying 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 beneath 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 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 chunk 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 finished, and I’ll reside with it. However total, I’m so happy with how the vanities and storage cupboard turned out. You’ll be able to see the vanity build here, and the storage cabinet build here.
That is one other extensive angle lens pic, so it’s a bit distorted, however at the least you possibly can see the entire wall…
I can’t imagine it’s completed. It’s truly completed! This room has consumed my ideas, my inventive power, and quite a lot of my time for 18 months now, and it’s lastly finished! We will truly begin having fun with this room now.
And with that, I’ll depart you with a number of extra footage introduced with out commentary…
Like I stated, I’ll comply with up with one other put up to share the associated fee (together with a price breakdown of every factor) and sources. So if you happen to’re keen on that data, it’s coming!
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and adorn 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 can learn more about me here.