Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's ON!!!!

You knew it was coming.  And now that spring is here, my thoughts have turned to a master bath reno.  And you know, while that wall is open ...

In order to make the bathroom big enough for a free-standing tub and a decent sized shower, the wall had to be moved out about 4 feet.

This meant that the original window in the bedroom needed to be replaced with a smaller one, and then a second window was added to the bathroom, to give some balance to the exterior of the house.  The free-standing tub will go on this wall, and we'll hang a little chandelier over the tub to give it some bling. Because you can never have enough chandeliers.

The little walk-in closet was annexed to make room for the shower.  It's going to be a good-sized shower too - hexagonal and about 4' by 3' by whatever measurement that long piece is between the two sides.  

So there it is, in its gutted glory.  The scope of the master bath reno involves:
  • Creating larger overall space
  • Installing large custom vanity with deep trough sink and natural stone top
  • New flooring with heated undermats
  • Installing custom shower with built in shelving and multiple shower heads
  • Installing free-standing tub
  • Subway tiles where required
  • Recessed lighting
  • Chandelier over tub
  • Sconces flanking mirror
  • New mirror
  • Installing a skylight (and what the heck, let's do a new roof while you're up there)
  • New toilet (because even toilets can be pretty)

Of course, when you remove a girl's walk-in closet, that must be addressed too.  To that end, then, the scope of the master bedroom reno involves:
  • Custom closets and built-ins for clothes and shoe storage
  • New carpet
  • Smooth the ceiling (because flocked ceilings should be illegal)
  • New chandelier
  • New light fixture near entrance to bathroom
  • Recessed lighting
  • Bed solution for Lou (seriously - his Big Chair might not fit in the new bedroom)
I'm working with the same great team that did last year's reno, and I'm confident we'll achieve the same great results.  We've finished selecting most materials, and work should begin very soon.

1 comment:

  1. Nice! We're just finishing up our bathroom/ensuite/closet reno. Frameless shower door guy came yesterday to measure & now I need to finally make a decision on the countertops.

    The tub is gorgeous; is it acritec? I sat in one in a showroom :-) Sadly, our space is just too teeny tiny to fit in a freestanding tub.

    Looking forward to the progress reports.