Y’all, the day is lastly right here! After a year-and-a-half of engaged on this grasp lavatory transform, it’s lastly achieved, and I’ve a load of pictures to point out you. I will probably be writing a follow-up put up later this week that can embody the overall value, sources, and many others. However for now, I simply needed to get to the images. We’ve all been ready means too lengthy for this!
That is undoubtedly a room transform. In any case, we took a room, tore it all the way down to the studs, flooring joists, and ceiling joists, and fully rebuilt it.
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, giant grasp lavatory.
As a result of we fully modified the operate of the room, and since we turned it into a really giant 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 all the primary, foundational work to show the room into a toilet. 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 toilet flooring 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 flooring 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 transform — the mural wall with the tub. To the left of the mural wall is the bathe, and to the suitable 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’ll be able to see the very tiny authentic grasp lavatory there. 😀 I’d say we obtained fairly the improve.
At the 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 brief 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 (or very comparable) view appears to be like like at the moment…
This subsequent view of the unique master suite is trying 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 the moment appears to be like 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 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 large 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 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 suitable…
The closet was fully eliminated, the suitable half of the wall was moved again about 4 ft (our hallway is far smaller at the moment), and the doorway into this room was closed up. That view now appears to be like 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 suitable.
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 dwelling fitness center. However after our addition is constructed, which is able to embody a brand new master suite, the bed room will probably be our predominant entry to the toilet. For now, issues are slightly unconventional. 😀
You’ll be able to see right here that this wall of the bed room was was once a strong 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 lavatory transform. That is what the window wall used to appear like…
And right here’s what that wall appears to be like like now. You’ll be able to see the outside door on the suitable under.
It’s a bit unconventional to have an exterior door in a grasp lavatory, however we’ve to dwell with it for now. That may 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 loads 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 giant 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 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, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a small room, so I used my huge 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 a minimum of you’ll be able to 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 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 concerning the dimension of our whole hallway lavatory.
I didn’t need something obstructing his motion, so I didn’t need any type 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 could be very huge, so there are two 36-inch linear drains on the ground to span nearly your 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 below are just a few extra footage of the bathe, with out commentary…
Okay, sufficient concerning the bathe. 🙂 The principle a part of the grasp lavatory transform is far more enjoyable to take a look at than the bathe, so let’s get just a few extra appears to be like 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 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, additionally 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. 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 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 commonplace backups, like wooden filler and caulk, that I typically 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 might 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 dwell with it. However total, I’m so happy with how the vanities and storage cupboard turned out. You’ll be able to see the vainness construct right here, and the storage cupboard construct right here.
That is one other huge angle lens pic, so it’s a bit distorted, however a minimum of you’ll be able to see the entire wall…
I can’t consider it’s completed. It’s really completed! This room has consumed my ideas, my artistic vitality, and a substantial amount of my time for 18 months now, and it’s lastly achieved! 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 introduced with out commentary…
Like I mentioned, I’ll observe up with one other put up to share the associated fee (together with a value breakdown of every factor) and sources. So when you’re interested by that data, it’s coming!
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