It’s hard to describe what our bathroom looked like before without sharing pictures. Our house was built in 1975 and nowhere was that more clear than the floor plan in the master bedroom (well, maybe the exterior, but that’s another story for another day). Rather than being closed off, the sink and vanity were in an alcove in the bedroom, with no door. This made it extremely difficult for my husband or I to get ready without waking the other up – light flooded the bedroom. We hung some blackout curtains in the interim, but always knew priority No. 1 would be closing in that wall.
Second, the toilet and bath/shower combo were in a very small room to the right. It was soooo tiny and cramped. The tile was outdated and the walls had this really weird plaster finish.
I should mention at this point, that while we’d always planned to renovate the master bath, the timing was a little unexpected. But when you discover one day that the tile is buckling off the wall and I could’ve pulled it off the wall with just my hands, you speed up your timeline a little bit.
Beyond closing in the wall, we also wanted to:
- Remove the wall between the water closet & vanity to create a new, larger space
- Move the vanity to the wall on the left and add two sinks
- Remove the bathtub and widen for a walk-in shower
One big must have for me was storage. Since we were working with small square footage, but high ceilings, we went vertical, adding in shelving between the sinks and heightening the vanity to have plenty of cabinet space.
Oh, and while we were at it, we re-did the wood floors in the master bedroom to match the rest of the house we did with the kitchen renovation. And that meant removing the gun safe!! For those of you who missed that part of the home tour, the previous homeowners had installed a gun safe in the corner of the master bedroom. I’m all for gun safety, but it’s not exactly my decor of chose for the bedroom and I’m happy to have it gone.
The transformation on this one is pretty amazing and I can’t wait to share pics tomorrow of the finished product!