Thursday, September 4, 2014

Our Master Bath ~ Before

So today is the day I finally show you what my master bath looks like.  It is a good size but the layout is not the best.  I feel there are too many doors in such a small space and the closets are pretty small.  As I said in yesterday's post, see it here, we are going to leave the footprint the same.  Nothing is going to move but everything will be replaced, painted and updated.

Here is a floor plan I drew yesterday so you can get an idea of where every thing is located.

And now for the big reveal!

The view from our bedroom.

 Yes, that is blue carpet you see in my bathroom.

The tub & shower unit is a puddy color and it always looks dirty.  It doesn't matter how much I scrub.  

I hate the awkward L-shaped vanity.  We don't even use the sink shoved in the corner.  The blow dryer usually lives in that sink.  :)  Don't you love the seashells with the built in soap shelf?!

Blittle uses the towel ring to hang his belts.  

I do like that the toilet is separate.

This window is the only source of natural light in the space.  We usually keep this door shut so it is not very helpful.

This room needs help.  BAD.  I can't wait to get rid of that yuck carpet, get more storage (there isn't a good place to put towels and the doors are so small on the vanity that most items won't fit through) and I really need a designated space for laundry.  Right now the laundry basket is on the floor of my overflowing closet.  Even when my closet is clean there is a laundry basket taking up tons of room and it feels more claustrophobic than it already is.

I want to build custom shelving for shoes and other storage all the way to the ceiling and change the hanging rods so we can fit more hanging clothes.

There is tons to do.   I am hoping to get some tile samples early next week so I can start making decisions on colors and textiles.  Also, I want to see how much this is going to cost.  We have a guest bath that also needs updating and I would like to do that project right after the master but to do that I have to keep costs under control.

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1 comment:

  1. I can see where there is a ton of wasted space. I think opening it up and maybe doing some open shelving would help. Carpet in the bathroom? Why? I never understood that one, but so many builders did it back in the day. Can't wait to see what you come up with!