Y’all, the day is lastly right here! After a year-and-a-half of engaged on this grasp toilet transform, it’s lastly carried out, and I’ve a load of photographs to indicate you. I will likely be writing a follow-up submit later this week that may embody the whole value, sources, and so forth. However for now, I simply wished to get to the photographs. We’ve all been ready approach too lengthy for this!
That is positively a room transform. In any case, we took a room, tore it all the way down to the studs, flooring joists, and ceiling joists, and fully rebuilt it.
But it surely’s a bit deceptive to name it a grasp toilet transform. That means that we took a grasp toilet and fully redid it. What we truly did is take the previous grasp bed room and switch it into a brand new, massive grasp toilet.
As a result of we fully modified the perform of the room, and since we turned it into a really massive wheelchair-accessible grasp toilet, this was not an inexpensive transform, even with me doing half of the work myself. My household helped me with the demolition of the room, after which my contractor took over and his guys did the entire fundamental, foundational work to show the room into a toilet. His guys did the entire work as much as and together with transferring a wall, constructing new partitions, plumbing rough-in, drywall, concrete board on the toilet flooring and bathe partitions, and pouring the concrete bathe pan.
As soon as their half was carried out, I took over and did the entire finishes — putting in tile (toilet flooring and the entire bathe), hanging the wallpaper mural, doing the Venetian plaster wall end, putting in the entire trim, constructing the vanities and two storage cupboards, making a bubble chandelier, and so forth.
So in spite of everything of that, let me present you the way it turned out. First up is my favourite factor about this grasp toilet transform — the mural wall with the bath. To the left of the mural wall is the bathe, and to the correct of the mural wall is the water closet (rest room room).
After which with me standing within the bathtub and searching the wrong way, that is the view (taken with a large angle lens to get the entire view)…
Now we will again up a bit, and I’ll present you some earlier than and after views.
That is what the room used to appear to be when standing within the bed room doorway and searching in the direction of the again proper nook and proper aspect of the room. You possibly can see the very tiny unique grasp toilet there. 😀 I’d say we acquired fairly the improve.
At this time, if I stand in that very same place and take an image in that very same path, most of what I’m going to see is the water closet, with the brief wall of the water closet straight in entrance of me. It’s not a lot to see. 😀
So I’ve to step outdoors of the water closet so that you can get a good suggestion of what that very same (or very related) view seems like right now…
This subsequent view of the unique master suite is trying in the direction of the unique tiny grasp toilet. Behind the closed door was the somewhat small walk-in closet.
And that very same view right now seems like this.
The humorous factor is that the unique grasp toilet remains to be there behind the wall of the bathe, however there’s no entry to it in any respect. It’s fully walled off. (Don’t fear, there’s no electrical energy or water going to that room anymore, so no worry of leaks or burst pipes that we will’t get to.) That room, together with the large sunroom, will likely be torn down previous to us constructing the addition onto the again of the home.
This subsequent picture is trying again in the direction of the wall that had the walk-in closet on the left, and the bed room doorway that led to the hallway on the correct…
The closet was fully eliminated, the correct half of the wall was moved again about 4 toes (our hallway is far smaller right now), and the doorway into this room was closed up. That view now seems like this…
Right here’s a little bit of an angled view in the direction of the unique bed room doorway.
With the closet eliminated, the doorway closed up, and the half of that unique wall that had the bed room doorway moved again and squared up with the again wall of the closet, that gave us loads of room for the big curbless bathe on the left, and the water closet on the correct.
For now, the one inside entrance into the toilet is thru the door that you just see within the picture above. That doorway results in our residence gymnasium. However after our addition is constructed, which can embody a brand new master suite, the bed room will likely be our major entry to the toilet. For now, issues are just a little unconventional. 😀
You possibly can see right here that this wall of the bed room was was a strong wall.
However now that wall has the one inside entrance into the toilet.
However even after we construct our addition, and have regular entry into the toilet by way of the master suite, I feel we’re nonetheless going to maintain this doorway. It simply makes good sense in my thoughts to have direct entry from the house gymnasium into the toilet.
And that is the ultimate earlier than and after of this grasp toilet transform. That is what the window wall used to appear to be…
And right here’s what that wall seems like now. You possibly can see the outside door on the correct beneath.
It’s a bit unconventional to have an exterior door in a grasp toilet, however we now have to stay with it for now. That can ultimately be an inside pocket door similar to the one on the left wall within the image above.
So these are the entire earlier than and after footage, however I’ve lots extra footage to indicate you!
Let’s begin with the water closet. I simply love this room that’s tucked behind the mural wall. Since our bathe is so massive to accommodate Matt’s wheelchair, that made our water closet a bit bigger than most traditional water closets. And that gave me loads of room to get inventive.
To take up a number of the room, make the realm really feel much less cavernous, and so as to add some sensible storage to the room, I constructed this cupboard utilizing leftover French doorways that I had taken off of our walk-in pantry.
On the wall to the left, I added a gallery wall of colourful butterflies and moths.
This area is bigger than most traditional water closets, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a small room, so I used my huge angle lens to attempt to get the entire view of the cupboard and the butterfly wall. Broad angle lenses all the time distort issues a bit, however a minimum of you possibly can see every little thing in a single picture.
However right here’s a non-wide-angle, non-distorted view of the butterfly gallery wall…
On the opposite aspect of the butterfly gallery wall is the big curbless bathe. Since Matt (my husband who has M.S.) makes use of a wheelchair, it was crucial that we now have a big bathe the place he may have loads of room to maneuver round, and it completely needed to be curbless for straightforward accessibility.
This bathe is an absolute dream. It measures about 7′ x 7.5′, and this bathe alone is concerning the dimension of our total hallway toilet.
I didn’t need something obstructing his motion, so I didn’t need any sort of glass door or something like that. However I did resolve so as to add a bathe curtain to separate the big bathe into two areas — a moist space and a drying off space. Plus, the bathe curtain retains the nice and cozy air in. I truly love the softness and the spa-like really feel that the bathe curtain provides to the in any other case cold-looking bathe space.
The bathe may be very huge, so there are two 36-inch linear drains on the ground to span nearly the complete width. And so as to add extra heat to the bathe, I made just a little teak wooden shelf for the bathe area of interest to match the teak bathe stool within the nook.
Listed here are just a few extra footage of the bathe, with out commentary…
Okay, sufficient concerning the bathe. 🙂 The principle a part of the grasp toilet transform is far more enjoyable to have a look at than the bathe, so let’s get just a few extra seems at these areas. However first, let me present you the drawing that I did again in April of this 12 months…
And right here’s the ultimate self-importance wall…
I like it when a plan comes collectively! 😀
I had a heck of a time developing with a plan that I used to be happy with for this wall. I’m an individual who wants symmetry, so the vanities wanted to match. However since Matt is in a wheelchair, additionally they wanted to be wheelchair accessible.
After trying and wheelchair accessible toilet concepts, and never liking something I used to be seeing, I lastly determined to construct some easy (and never so clearly “wheelchair accessible”) table-style vanities. Every one has two little drawers in it for issues like toothbrush, toothpaste, and phone lens stuff. However clearly that wasn’t going to be sufficient storage in a grasp toilet.
So for the majority of our storage wants, I constructed a big dresser-style cupboard to go beneath the window.
This was my first time constructing with walnut, and it was a bit scary! Not solely is walnut expensive, however I didn’t have my normal backups, like wooden filler and caulk, that I typically have when constructing issues which are going to be painted.
My one remorse is that I used a bit of walnut that had a knot in it for the body of the underside proper drawer. In hindsight, I want I’d have traded out that piece for one which didn’t have a swirly eye-catching knot in it, however hindsight is 20/20. It’s carried out, and I’ll stay with it. However total, I’m so happy with how the vanities and storage cupboard turned out. You possibly can see the self-importance construct right here, and the storage cupboard construct right here.
That is one other huge angle lens pic, so it’s a bit distorted, however a minimum of you possibly can see the entire wall…
I can’t consider it’s completed. It’s truly completed! This room has consumed my ideas, my inventive vitality, and an excessive amount of my time for 18 months now, and it’s lastly carried out! We are able to truly begin having fun with this room now.
And with that, I’ll depart you with just a few extra footage introduced with out commentary…
Like I mentioned, I’ll comply with up with one other submit to share the fee (together with a price breakdown of every factor) and sources. So when you’re considering that information, it’s coming!
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I transform and adorn the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do nearly all of the work on the home on my own. You possibly can study extra about me right here.
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