I never really liked this bathroom. The upstairs bedroom was supposed to be a master suite addon (I think?) and it wasn't ever built properly. The original problem is that the roof was built too low. It's a very narrow staircase getting upstairs, the ceilings are very low (only 7'3") and the room is just small for a master suite. I'm not convinced that our bedroom furniture would actually fit through the doorway, much less all get into the room and leave room to walk. The BR closet is only 5' tall because the roof slopes down. The HVAC is totally messed up, it's cold in the winter and really hot all summer long, so we had to put a window unit in there. But it is a bedroom with a bathroom attached, so lets call that the master?
You get into the bathroom through a 24" wide door. The tile floor is popping up because the subfloor is plywood, not concrete backer board. There's a pedestal sink in there, because it's wedged into a strange cutout where the wall juts out for some reason. The wall is not wide enough at any one point to put a cabinet. There is a small closet with a few shelves, that is the only storage. We hung a curtain over the opening for that, no doors or anything. On the other wall, there is a toilet, slightly cramped space, and a standup shower that leaks into the laundry room downstairs, so we haven't used it in a few years. The leak is between the back surround and the base, not a problem with the base itself. So we're eventually going to replace the shower surround too, but for now I'll just caulk it.
I got a bit excited about the demo, but still got some decent before pictures
|Busted tile, pedestal sink, tiny closet that used to have a face frame|
|The pedestal sink is tucked into this angle in the wall|
|There was a face frame on this closet, and a lower shelf|
|The wainscoating had baseboard and chair rail and was all around the bathroom.|
My design goals were to add as much space and as much storage as possible. Making the wall with the sink flush was a high priority. Kelley had the idea that there may be some more found space if we could make the closet bigger, and take some floor space back from the attic that would be ideal.
That's when we found this
|I took a hammer to the wall. Found space!|
|tiny closet floor|
|Large wall to hide a toilet|
This is going to be a fun project with a bunch of interesting parts!