Wednesday, December 9, 2020

The En Suite Bedroom -Before and After

While this house started with only 2 bedrooms, we wanted it to be a 3 bedroom home.  It's better for resale, whether they are used for sleeping or a dedicated office space.   2 bedroom houses just aren't as popular.  And since the old living room wasn't really used for anything but laundry (an odd use!) - it was a perfect candidate for bedroom number 3.
Our Starting Point - Living Room/Laundry Room

But it was a big job.  For the bedroom, we closed off the front door, added a new double window and created a closet.

To create a bathroom, we had to enclose the former garbage can alcove - which meant digging a frost wall and building a new exterior wall.  It had an oddly low ceiling, so we tore that out and raised it to create a cathedral ceiling.

Future Bathroom needs a 4' deep footing installed
  The result?  Well. lots of work means lots of change!

Don't you love the molding around the door?  Big change from the Plain Jane time we started with!

The bathroom is so spacious with a beautiful marble floor, marble shower feature wall, towel warmer and we tucked some custom cabinetry and shelves into a nook to provide extra storage.  

And wouldn't you love to relax in the bedroom?

What a difference!!


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  1. I found your blog a few weeks ago and binge read every entry. I really enjoy seeing how your reimagine a space. I was sorry to see, just as I finished going through all of your posts, the changes to Maine/municipal laws that are upending your business model. I hope you will be able to find a way to continue doing what you are clearly so good at, and that you will be able to continue to share your work and talent with us.

    1. Oh thanks so much for the kind words. I’ve got my fingers crossed 🤞 I can find something else soon!!

  2. You always do such good work. The transformations are always amazing.

  3. The finished room and bath look terrific. What a transformation.
    I am admiring the bedroom wall and trim colors. Would you share the manufacturer and paint colors with me?
    Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and husband and crew.

    1. Thanks so much! I painted the whole house Chantilly Lace by Ben Moore. The trim color was custom matched to the Thomasville kitchen cabinets. I love it, but there isn't a color that I can share. Sorry!


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