I’m lastly again to the toilet rework. Sadly, the work I did yesterday doesn’t present up in photos. I utilized the Fashionable Masters Venetian Plaster Clear Coat that protects the end on the partitions. It’s not a required step, however it’s endorsed for prime site visitors areas, and I think about a grasp lavatory to be a excessive site visitors space the place it’s useful to have partitions that may be wiped down and cleaned periodically. The clear coat is utilized with a trowel in the identical method that the precise Fashionable Masters Venetian Plaster end is utilized.
If you happen to missed my posts on the Venetian Plaster wall end, you will discover these right here:
Recently, I’ve been spending my evenings attempting to prepare my pictures into folders on my laptop the place I can truly discover them simply, and for the previous few days, I’ve been working particularly on modifying and organizing the pictures that I took of this home on the times that we had been handed the keys after closing. It’s been so enjoyable to look again at these and see simply how far this home has come.
Within the subsequent few days, I need to do an entire “stroll by way of” of the rooms of the home which are completed (and two that aren’t — the toilet and the house health club) and present you the unique photos, after which present photos displaying the very same angles.
However till then, I assumed it will be good to at the very least look again at the place this lavatory began. If you happen to’ll bear in mind, this lavatory was the unique main bedroom. People who find themselves new round right here are sometimes confused about why our grasp lavatory is positioned simply off of the house health club with a door resulting in the again yard. So let’s begin there.
Once we purchased the home, that is what the ground plan regarded like. You’ll be able to see the master suite on the left facet, with a door resulting in the hallway, and a small walk-in closet sharing a wall with the hallway lavatory, after which a tiny linked lavatory.
To organize this room for its conversion from a bed room to a toilet, we eliminated the partitions separating the walk-in closet from the bed room, after which squared up that room by stealing some area from the very massive hallway. The doorway main from the hallway into the bed room was closed up, and a brand new doorway from the house health club to the bed room was opened up. So proper now, that is what it seems to be like.
So that is what the bed room used to seem like. This was the view from the bed room door within the hallway.
And now when you’re standing in that exact same spot, you’ll have your again towards a strong wall (no extra doorway that results in the hallway), and also you’ll be standing within the water closet the place there’ll quickly be a rest room put in. 😀
And from that view, you may see the wall the place the vanities will likely be put in straight forward, and you can too see the brand new doorway on the left that results in the house health club.
But when I step ahead just a little bit, previous the bathroom space and into the principle a part of the toilet, that is what that view seems to be like immediately. The unique window on that proper wall was changed with an exterior door for straightforward entry to the again yard.
Trying in the wrong way, this was the unique view — the unique lavatory on the left, the walk-in closet behind that closed door, and the bed room door resulting in the hallway on the correct.
Now the wall that separated the bed room from the closet is gone, and that entire again wall (i.e., the again wall of the closet that you may’t see within the image above as a result of it’s behind a closed door) has been enclosed and squared up by stealing room from the spacious hallway. And a brand new wall has been constructed to depart room behind it for a big bathe on the left and a rest room space on the correct.
That authentic lavatory remains to be there, however the doorway resulting in that room has been drywalled over (or truly, it was within the space the place the present bathe is now, so the opening has been closed off with concrete board and a tiled wall).
The entire plumbing was disconnected from that authentic lavatory, so we don’t have to fret about pipes leaking with no approach to get to them. That loo will likely be torn down ultimately, however it’ll must be achieved from the surface since there’s no approach to entry it from inside the home anymore.
After which on the correct facet the place the bed room door into the hallway was once, that is now the view…
The wall on the correct within the photograph beneath is the wall that was straight forward when strolling by way of the hallway and into the bed room. The wall on the left is the one separating the bed room from what’s now the house health club.
And that view now seems to be like this…
The bed room initially had two home windows, however whereas we had been nonetheless utilizing it as a bed room, we had the window changed with a door for straightforward entry to the again yard. However this was the unique view.
And that is what that very same angle seems to be like immediately…
The unique lavatory and walk-in closet doorways had been on perpendicular partitions.
The door to the unique lavatory has been closed up and that space is now a bathe. The unique wall separating the closet from the bed room was torn down, and that space is now the bathe, with a brand new wall constructed to separate the bathe and bathroom space from the principle a part of the toilet.
And once more, this entire wall was moved again, borrowing area from the hallway. The doorway resulting in the hallway was closed up, and a brand new doorway resulting in the neighboring room (the house health club) was opened up.
So immediately, that very same view seems to be like this…
So again to the ground plan. Individuals who haven’t adopted alongside on this course of and my plans are sometimes confused about why a grasp lavatory is linked to a house health club with an exterior door resulting in the again yard. That confusion is comprehensible, particularly while you discover that proper now, there’s nothing labeled “main bedroom” on the present ground plan.
The final word objective is to tear down the unique tiny grasp lavatory, in addition to the large sunroom, and so as to add on to the again of the home. The addition will embrace a brand new main bedroom, a laundry room, and a household/media room. As soon as that’s achieved, every part will make sense. It can ultimately seem like this…
And I feel that after we’ve that addition constructed, we’ll nonetheless hold the doorway between the house health club and the grasp lavatory. It simply appears so handy to have entry to the bathe and loo instantly from the house health club. But when we get to that time and resolve that we not need that doorway, we’ll simply shut it up. However for now, that doorway gives the one inside entry to the brand new lavatory.
So the method makes issues just a little uncommon proper now, and generally the method will be complicated. However ultimately, issues ought to make sense. 🙂
I’m very excited to be again to work on this room! I’m nonetheless ready for deliveries for issues I want, just like the walnut veneer I ordered to construct the vanities, and the bathe fixture half that I’m lacking and ordered about two months in the past, and the 15-lite French door I ordered to go between the toilet and residential health club. With provide and delivery points, transforming lately takes a complete lot extra persistence and understanding than it used to. 🙂 Nevertheless it’ll get there ultimately!
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