Master Bath - 1979 Redux
Hi - We bought a house in 2010, recognizing that the master bath was really cramped, and kind of ugly. It needed a makeover.
The basic floor plan today is:
(to get a sense of scale, the bedroom is 17" x 14")
Our goals for renovation included:
- separating the bath & shower (with 2-person shower)
- keep separate WC/Toilet room
- greater accessibility, to allow aging-in-place, including level access to shower, entrance to bedroom from main hallway (time passes quickly)
- try to maintain equivalent closet space
- improve bath/vanity storage
- new/bigger window
- keep 2 sinks - together or separate
- Improve bedroom entrance to make it easier to move furniture, etc
We have played with all sorts of plans that would try to fit this all in to the current footprint, even by cannibalizing some of the Bedroom space. We're finally at the point where it seems as though the only way to go is to add on, extending a 1993 addition (sitting room/office).
Here's where we are right now - essentially leaving the closets alone, and moving most of the bathroom stuff to a 110 sq ft addition.
Essentially, the space that is the current toilet/shower area would become a hallway/dressing area to access the new space. This is probably the thing that I'm least comfortable with - it seems like a lot of space going for no clear purpose, although we do want to keep enough wall opposite the bed for a TV, etc.
The formerly angled wall would be straightened out, and a toilet installed w/ a pocket door.
I'd really appreciate thoughts about this. We recently renovated our kitchen, and the comments from Gardenweb folks were invaluable... there's a lot of talent here (that I don't have).
AHMIowa_NJ (split geographic personality...)
This post was edited by AHMIowa_NJ on Tue, May 7, 13 at 16:05