Thursday, November 6, 2014

Currently in the Works: One Bath Becomes Two

The B family recently purchased a new house, and they have two small children. The new house has three bedrooms and one main bath upstairs, and a master bath with full on-suite bathroom downstairs. Because their kiddos are so young, they want to be on the same level as them, but they also wanted to keep their own bathroom if possible.

Since they also live in an area where adding a secondary on-suite bath is a huge re-sell point, and it will benefit them tremendously while they are in the home, they decided to explore the options of dividing the large hall bath into two bathrooms.

The space was easy enough to divide, and we would easily be able to add an entry to the bath from the bedroom adjacent to access the new bathroom. So we drew up the plans and got started picking out materials.

The house is set back on the property and is surrounded by the natural elements, so we brought some of that in our inspiration for the spaces.  Here's a look at some material selections for the spaces:

On-Suite accent tile (lower) with countertop selection (upper).

Here is a look at the tile work coming together in both of the spaces:

The on-suite walk-in shower with corner bench.

The new kids' bath (hall bath) with a nice big tub, and stone tiles.

These bathrooms have come a long way from where they started. Not only have they fully taken shape in becoming two spaces, but they are really coming together. Hopefully I can show you the full reveal soon!

Have you ever considered the benefit of dividing a single space in your home to make two spaces that function better for your needs? Or what about taking two spaces and opening them up into one space? I think that the latter is more common these days with the growing love of great rooms that give you one big space to contain your kitchen, dining and living rooms without division.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE IT.

    We need to do something with the old study. The Knight wants a country kitchen, with a sitting area where the window seat and floor to ceiling built-ins are, but I don't want to give up the row (high and low) of cabinets that serves to separate the two spaces right now!

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