Monday, July 26, 2010

Master Suite - The Reveal

We've really been pushing ourselves to get this the master bedroom and bath finished. There have been a lot of late nights but we are finally ready to move it. Six weeks after we stripped it to the studs and started over, the master suite bears little resemblance to the dreary bonus room we had last month.
Before (View from bedroom door)

After
Before (North wall with seriously sagging floor. It dropped 2" over 6'. )
 After - Lighter, brighter and level
West Wall
We added a doorway into the pantry and converted it into the master closet. We're not tv in the bedroom people, but that would be a perfect spot for a flat panel.
Before (South Wall, unheated bathroom, closet that also housed water heater)
 After - New wall with pocket door, enlarged bathroom
Old bathroom -
It was so small the only way to get a picture was by standing on the vanity. This was our only place to shower for the first year in this house. It had no heat which made getting out of the shower in the winter a very unpleasant experience.
New bathroom - 62% larger and infinitely nicer
We found the marble on clearance. For $75 we have a stunning, albeit slippery floor.
Programmable thermostat for the the tile warmer.

Whirlpool Tub
 
I worked for a whirlpool manufacturer for three years and brought a tub with me when we moved to Washington. The led lights can be programmed to stay on or transition through a half-dozen different colors. I also opted for an inline heater so the water will never get cold. I may just decide to live in the tub from now on.
Pantry - Before conversion into master closet
New walk in closet
This room was our last major indoor project. We will be doing some small fixes in the utility room when we install the new furnace and heat pump, but we are now officially ready to focus on the ghetto looking exterior. Siding, chimney, deck, pergola, it's all coming soon.

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