Our Completed Grasp Lavatory Transform! (Earlier than & After)

Y’all, the day is lastly right here! After a year-and-a-half of engaged on this grasp rest room, it’s lastly executed, and I’ve a load of photographs to indicate you. I shall be writing a follow-up submit later this week that can embrace the entire value, sources, and so forth. However for now, I simply wished to get to the images. We’ve all been ready means too lengthy for this!

That is positively a room transform. In any case, we took a room, tore it right down to the studs, flooring joists, and ceiling joists, and utterly rebuilt it.

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Nevertheless it’s a bit deceptive to name it a grasp rest room transform. That means that we took a grasp rest room and utterly 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 utterly 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 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, and concrete board on the lavatory flooring and bathe partitions.

As soon as their half was executed, 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 so forth.

So in any case of that, let me present you the way it turned out. First up is my favourite factor in regards to the rest room — the mural wall with the bath. To the left of the mural wall is the bathe, and to the appropriate 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 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 seem 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 may see the very tiny unique grasp rest room there. 😀 I’d say we obtained fairly the improve.

Right this moment, 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 quick wall of the water closet immediately 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 view seems to be like right this moment…

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

And that very same view right this moment seems to be 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 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, shall be torn down previous to us constructing the addition onto the again of the home.

This subsequent picture is wanting 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 appropriate…

The closet was utterly eliminated, the appropriate half of the wall was moved again about 4 ft (our hallway is far smaller right this moment), 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 the 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 appropriate.

For now, the one inside entrance into the lavatory is thru the door that you just see within the picture above. That doorway results in our dwelling fitness center. However after our addition is constructed, which is able to embrace a brand new master suite, that shall be our primary entry to the lavatory. For now, issues are somewhat unconventional. 😀

You may see right here that this wall of the bed room was was 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 way 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 fitness center into the lavatory.

And that is the ultimate earlier than and after. 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 appropriate under.

It’s a bit unconventional to have an exterior door in a grasp rest room, however we’ve to reside with it for now. That may ultimately be an inside pocket door an identical to the one on the left wall within the image above.

So these are the entire earlier than and after photos, however I’ve loads extra photos 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 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 house is bigger than most traditional water closets, but it surely’s nonetheless very small, so I used my extensive angle lens to attempt to get the entire view of the cupboard and the butterfly wall. Huge angle lenses at all times distort issues a bit, however at the very least you’ll be able to see all the things in a single picture.

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 we’ve 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 measurement of our complete 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 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 could be very extensive, so there are two 36-inch linear drains on the ground to span nearly all the width. And so as to add extra heat to the bathe, I made somewhat teak wooden shelf for the bathe area of interest to match the teak bathe stool within the nook.

Listed below are a number of extra photos of the bathe, with out commentary…

Okay, sufficient in regards to the bathe. 🙂 The principle a part of the lavatory is rather more enjoyable to have a look at than the bathe, so let’s get a number of extra seems to be 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 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 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. Each 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 customary 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 executed, and I’ll reside with it. However total, I’m so happy with how the vanities and storage cupboard turned out.

That is one other extensive angle lens pic, so it’s a bit distorted, however at the very least you’ll be able to see the entire wall…

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

And with that, I’ll go away you with a number of extra photos offered with out commentary…

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