Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bedroom to Bathroom Transformation - Progress Update

Soon there will be a bathroom on the 2nd floor!!!  What a modern concept!  But seriously, when we first looked at this house, we knew it made sense to sacrifice the 4th bedroom, to make room for a full bath and laundry on the second floor.  And now that the drywall is in place, it's starting to take shape.

Bathroom - 'Before' as a bedroom (and secret marijuana grow room)
Why does it look so different now?  Well, it's a lot bigger.  We removed the old knee wall that ran across the back of the room to open up the space.  It provides a great location for the washer/dryer closet.  It also provides a dedicated space for the toilet and a closet for the master bedroom  And, of course, we took out the spigot and hose that was apparently used to water marijuana plants!  That was one of the biggest surprises in this house :-)

And why, you ask, are the walls green?  That's a special moisture resistant drywall product that's designed for bathroom applications.  That, coupled with a concrete wallboard product we'll use around the tub, will keep this bathroom dry and mold free for years to come.  

What else has changed?  Well, the ugly acoustic tile (complete with nasty water stains) is gone and we have brand new windows in place.  And of course all new plumbing and electric.

The overall design includes this wood vanity (hmmm.... I'm thinking about replacing the knobs with glass), Restoration Hardware Lugarno Sconces, glass/marble micro mosaic accents on the floor and tub surround, and a tumbled marble floor.  I'm still noodling over the paint color, but am thinking about a sea glass blue.  
But of course, we have a long way to go before we can install all these elements!

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  1. Sounds lovely! I can't wait to see it.

    1. Thanks so much - we're looking forward to it as well! Laurel


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